Check-in Time Requirements

Check-In Times at U.S. Airports


When you’re traveling within the United States, we make the suggestion to arrive at the airport at least 2 hours prior to departure. For most airports, you must be checked in at least 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time (airports requiring additional time are listed below, Go to footer note). Additionally, you’re required to be at the gate and ready to board 15 minutes before scheduled departure. If you are traveling internationally, please review our recommended international check-in requirements.

Bags may be added to your reservation at the time of check-in. However, checked bags will not be accepted at the airport more than 6 hours prior to scheduled departure time.


SUGGESTED TIMES AT U.S. AIRPORTS

Please note that these are recommended guidelines, which can vary by airport, flight schedules or other events. Find exceptions to these times in the provided table.  

Suggested Times at U.S. Airports

 


AT THE AIRPORT



MIN CHECK IN 



MIN AT GATE



2 hours before departure

30 mins before departure

15 mins before departure


Exceptions Minimum Check-In Times by Airport


If you cannot find an airport in this chart, the Suggested Times at U.S. Airports apply.
Exceptions Minimum Check-In Times by Airport
AIRPORT
DOMESTIC WITH CHECKED BAGS

DOMESTIC W/OUT CHECKED BAGS

ON INTL-BOUND FLIGHT 

Atlanta, GA (ATL) 
45 minutes

30 minutes 

1 hour 

Aspen, CO (ASE)

45 minutes

45 minutes

1 hour

Austin, TX (AUS)
45 minutes
30 minutes 
1 hour 
Baltimore, MD (BWI)

45 minutes

30 minutes

1 hour

Boston, MA (BOS)
40 minutes
30 minutes
1 hour
Charleston, SC (CHS)
45 minutes

30 minutes

1 hour

Charlotte, NC (CLT)
45 minutes
30 minutes
1 hour
Cincinnati, OH (CVG)

45 minutes
45 minutes
1 hour
Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW)

45 minutes
30 minutes
1 hour
Denver, CO (DEN) 
45 Minutes
30 Minutes
1 Hour
Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)
40 minutes
30 minutes
1 hour
Hilton Head Island, SC (HHH)
45 minutes

45 minutes

1 hour

Honolulu, HI (HNL) 
45 minutes

45 minutes 

1 hour

Jackson Hole, WY (JAC)
45 Minutes
30 Minutes
1 Hour
Jacksonville, FL (JAX)
40 minutes
30 minutes
1 hour
Juneau, AK (JNU)
45 minutes
45 minutes
1 hour
Kahului, HI (OGG) 
40 minutes
30 minutes
1 hour
Kona, HI (KOA)
40 minutes
30 minutes
1 hour
Las Vegas, NV (LAS) 
45 minutes

45 minutes
1 hour

Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
45 Minutes
30 Minutes
1 hour
Kansas City, MO (MCI)
45 minutes

30 minutes
45 minutes
Miami, FL (MIA) 
45 minutes
45 minutes
1 hour
Moab, UT (CNY)
45 minutes
45 minutes
1 hour
Nantucket, MA (ACK)
45 minutes
45 minutes
1 hour
Nashville, TN (BNA) 
40 minutes
30 minutes
1 hour
New York, NY (JFK)
1 hour 
45 minutes

New York, NY (LGA)
45 minutes

45 minutes
1 hour

Newark, NJ (EWR)
45 minutes

30 minutes

1 hour

Orlando, FL (MCO) 
45 Minutes
30 Minutes
1 hour
Chicago-Ohare, IL (ORD)
45 minutes
30 minutes
Portland, Oregon (PDX)
45 minutes
30 minutes
1 hour
Philadelphia (PHL)
45 minutes
45 minutes
1 hour
Pittsburgh (PIT)
40 minutes
30 minutes
1 hour
Raleigh-Durham, NC (RDU)
45 minutes

30 minutes

1 hour

Reno, NV (RNO) 
45 minutes
30 minutes
1 hour
Sarasota (SRQ)
40 minutes
30 minutes
1 hour
Savannah, GA (SAV)
40 minutes 
30 minutes
1 hour
St. Croix, VI (STX)
1 hour
45 minutes
1.5 hours

St. Thomas, VI (STT)
90 minutes
60 minutes
1.5 hour
Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)
40 minutes
30 minutes
1 hour
San Diego, CA (SAN)
45 minutes
30 minutes
1 hour
San Francisco, CA (SFO)
40 minutes
30 minutes

1 hour

San Juan, PR (SJU)
45 minutes
30 minutes

1 hour

Seattle, WA (SEA)
40 minutes
30 minutes
1 hour

Syracuse, NY (SYR)
45 minutes

45 minutes

1 hour

Tallahassee, FL (TLH)
45 minutes 
45 minutes 
1 hour
Vail, Colorado (EGE)
45 minutes

45 minutes
1 hour

Washington-Dulles (IAD)
45 minutes

30 minutes
1 hour

Washington-Reagan (DCA)
45 minutes
45 minutes
1 hour
West Tisbury, MA (MVY)
45 minutes
45 minutes
1 hour

(1) We recommend customers arrive for international departures at least 90-120 minutes prior to departure.