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 here).  Additionally, you’re required to be at the gate and ready to board 15 minutes before scheduled departure.


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

Baltimore, MD (BWI)

45 minutes

30 minutes

1 hour

Cincinnati, OH (CVG)

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

45 minutes
30 minutes
1 hour
Denver, CO (DEN) 

45 minutes

30 minutes

1 hour

Honolulu, HI (HNL) 

45 minutes

45 minutes

1 hour

Las Vegas, NV (LAS) 

45 minutes

45 minutes

1 hour

Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

45 minutes

30 minutes

1 hour

Miami, FL (MIA) 

45 minutes

45 minutes

1 hour

New York, NY (JFK)

1 hour  

45 minutes

1.5 hours

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

Philadelphia, PA (PHL)

45 minutes

30 minutes

1 hour

Reno, NV (RNO) 

45 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 hours

San Diego, CA (SAN)
40 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

Washington-Dulles (IAD)

45 minutes

30 minutes

1 hour

Washington-Reagan (DCA)

45 minutes

45 minutes

1 hour