Check-in Time Requirements

Check-in Times at International Airports


When you’re traveling outside of the United States, we make the suggestion to arrive at least 3 hours prior to your departure. You must be checked in at least 1 hour before your scheduled departure. Additionally, we recommend being at the gate and ready to board 45 minutes before your scheduled departure time.

Suggested Times at Int'l 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

At the Airport

3 Hours Before Departure

Minimum Check in

1 Hour Before Departure

Minimum At Gate

45 Minutes Before Departure


Exceptions for Minimum Check-in Times by Int'l Airport


If you cannot find an airport in this chart, the Suggested Times at Int’l Airports apply.
Exceptions Minimum Check-In Times by Int'l Airport
Airport

Min Required Check-In/Baggage/Security Time

Min Time at Gate Before Departure

Accra, Ghana(ACC)

3-4 Hours Before Departure - Even if not Checking Bags 

2 Hours Before Departure

Athens, Greece (ATH)

2 Hours Before Departure

60 Minutes Before Departure

Bogota, Colombia (BOG)
2 Hours Before Departure

45 Minutes Before Departure

Dakar, Senegal (DKR)

90 Minutes Before Departure-Even if not Checking Bags

60 Minutes Before Departure

Dublin, Ireland (DUB)

4 Hours Before Departure-Even if not Checking Bags

60 Minutes Before Departure

Lagos, Nigeria (LOS) 

75 Minutes Before Departure-Even if not Checking Bags

45 Minutes Before Departure 

Moscow, Russia (SVO) 

3 Hours Before Departure

45 Minutes Before Departure 

Nassau, Bahamas (NAS) 

2 Hours Before Departure 

45 Minutes Before Departure 

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos (PLS)

2 Hours Before Departure 

45 Minutes Before Departure 

Regina, Canada (YQR) 

2 Hours Before Departure 

60 Minutes Before Departure 

St. George, Bermuda (BDA)

90 Minutes Before Departure - Even if not Checking Bags

45 Minutes Before Departure 

St. Lucia (UVF) 

2 Hours Before Departure 

45 Minutes Before Departure 

Toronto, Ontario (YYZ)

90 minutes before departure

45 Minutes Before Departure