Passenger Check-In attheAirport

Ticket Validity

A ticket is valid for transportation of the passenger and his/her baggage from the point of departure to the point of destination for the itinerary and service class stated on the ticket.

The ticket is valid for transportation of the passenger and his/her baggage on the date of commencement of journey and for the flight number specified.

A special-fare ticket is valid for transportation of the passenger and his/her baggage within the time established in the application rules for this fare.

Boarding Passes

A boarding pass isadocument issued tothepassenger atcheck-in attheairport ofdeparture andproviding thepassenger with theinformation ontheflight, boarding closure time, boarding gate number, seat number intheaircraft cabin, andthenumber ofthee-ticket.

Passengers who need to account for their travel expenses should keep the removable stub of the boarding pass.

Informing Passengers of Check-in Opened

At the airport, this information is communicated to passengers through the public address and the visual information systems. Data displays are installed in the departure and arrival areas. There are also displays above the check-in counters showing:

  • airline name andlogo;

  • flight number;

  • airport ofdestination;

  • numbers ofthecheck-in counters.

The first announcement on the opening of passenger and baggage check-in is given:

  • for domestic flights, 1.52 hours before theaircraft departure time shown ontheairticket.

Check-in may be opened earlier or later than that, depending on the aircraft type;

  • for international flights, 3hours before theaircraft departure time shown ontheairticket.

Check-in for domestic flights is closed 40 minutes before the aircraft departure.

Check-in for international flights is closed 1 hour before the aircraft departure.

Controls

After check-in, passengers of domestic flights go through passport control and ascend upstairs for the security check.

Passengers of international flights go through the customs control, then the check-in, and after that, through the border control and the security check. Passengers with domestic animals must pass veterinary control.

Check-In of Passengers with E-Tickets

Electronic ticket, or e-ticket, is the electronic form of an air ticket replacing the conventional paper ticket. The only difference is that the information relating to the passengers journey (itinerary, fare, service class, amount paid, charges, etc.) is contained in the e-ticket file located in the respective carriers database, rather than on paper.

An e-ticket can be bought in the Internet, in travel agencies or in the carriers own sales offices.

The e-ticket is stored electronically; therefore it cannot be left behind, lost or stolen. A passengers friends or relations can book an e-ticket for him/her even from another city, and then he or she has but to come up for check-in.

An e-ticket can be paid for in any way: in cash, with a bank card, or by a bank transfer.

A Passenger Itinerary Receipt (ITR) is issued to confirm the purchase of the e-ticket; however, it is not an accountable form, and is not obligatory for presentation at check-in; only the passengers passport is necessary. If the e-ticket was bought on the airlines Web site, the passenger will receive the ITR by e-mail upon payment for the ticket.

Passengers with electronic tickets are checked in just as other passengers, at the check-in counters in the airport.

For Latecomers

A passenger is late for check-in if he/she has not arrived at the check-in counter 40 minutes before theaircraft departure.

Late-coming passengers can be checked in for national flights only if they have no baggage or special aids; the check-in is closed 25 minutesbefore the aircraft departure.
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