What check-in options does flydubai offer?
When traveling with flydubai, you have several self-service check-in options, as well as staffed check-in services:
- Online/Mobile Check-in.
- Home Check-in (Dubai only).
- Kiosk Check-in (Dubai only).
- Counter Check-in.
What are the check-in and boarding deadlines for flydubai flights?
Check-in counters open 3 hours before departure. At Dubai International Airport Terminal 2, Economy Class passengers can use counters 11 to 24, and Business Class passengers check-in counters 2 and 3.
For all flydubai flights, check-in counters close 60 minutes before departure. Boarding gates close 20 minutes before flight departure.
Available for almost all flydubai flights between 48 hours and 90 minutes before flight departure, Online/Mobile Check-in allows you to check in on flydubai.com with the booking reference number, departure city, and last name. Restrictions apply to certain bookings, for example:
- When the booking was paid online with a debit/credit card for a flight to/from one of the following destinations, you’ll not be able to check in online: Addis Ababa, Colombo, Faisalabad, Karachi, Kathmandu, Khartoum, Multan, Quetta.
- For multi-city flights, you will need to go to the check-in counter at the airport.
Once Online Check-in is complete, you are no longer able to add/modify the optional extras or change your booking.
When you use Online/Mobile Check-in, you can proceed directly to security when traveling with hand baggage only and if no additional verification (travel document, visa, or credit card) at the check-in counter is required.
Mobile Boarding Pass
You can get a Mobile Boarding Pass on your mobile device when traveling from select airports. The Mobile Boarding Pass will be sent to your mobile as a link via SMS. When you access the link, you can either save the boarding pass or take a snapshot of it to your device. For departures from the following airports, the Mobile Boarding Pass can replace the paper boarding pass:
Home Check-in is a service offered in partnership with DUBZ that allows you to check in for your flight from anywhere in Dubai. The Home Check-in service is available only for flydubai flights departing from Dubai International Airport (DXB) and must be booked up to 6 hours before flight departure time. A dnata agent will come to your preferred location at the time you choose, between 24 to 4 hours before departure, to check you in and also check in your baggage. There is a fee (not including VAT) for Home Check-in per number of bags:
- 1-2 bags – AED 199.
- 3-4 bags – AED 299.
- 5-10 bags – AED 349.
- 11+ bags – AED 499.
In the case of excess baggage, you must pay excess baggage fees at the airport.
Self-service kiosks are available between 4 hours and 1 hour before departure for Dubai departures only, except for flights to Jeddah and Medina. You need your booking reference and a machine-readable passport to use the interactive touchscreen to check in, choose your seat, and print your boarding pass.