How can I check in for an Aeroflot flight?
When preparing for your flight with Aeroflot, you can complete the check-in process yourself, at home or at the airport, choosing one of the following options:
- Online Check-in.
- Mobile Check-in.
- Self-service Check-in.
What deadlines apply to checking-in at the counter and boarding?
At the airport, check-in of passengers and baggage opens 2 hours before the departure time and closes 40 minutes before the departure time (unless otherwise provided for in respect of individual flight directions). Depending on the technical equipment of specific airports, the check-in closing time may vary.
You have to check in at the counter at the airport:
- If you travel with a baby under 2 years of age.
- If you travel with pets.
- If you have any special requirements or need additional services (escort for an unaccompanied minor, wheelchair, etc.).
The boarding gate closes 20 minutes before departure. Passengers who are late for check-in or boarding may be denied carriage on the corresponding flight.
Online Check-in is available from 24 hours up to 45 minutes before departure for flights departing from Moscow (Sheremetyevo) and other airports. Online Check-in is available for any Aeroflot flight (except flights to the U.S and India) and Donavia (D9), Orenburg Airlines (R2) and Aurora (HZ) flights, but it is not available for joint flights under a code sharing agreement.
Checking-in online is very easy:
- Enter your first and last name and reservation code.
- Review your itinerary and select the passengers that you wish to check in.
- Enter your frequent flyer number if you are an Aeroflot Bonus Member.
- Select your preferred seat.
- Print out the boarding passes individually on A4 paper (if you forget or lose your boarding pass, you have to go to a regular check-in counter at the airport where a duplicate of your boarding pass will be issued).
At the airport, passengers can check in their baggage at special DROP OFF counters (Sheremetyevo Airport) or check-in desks no later than 45 minutes before departure.
To use the Mobile Check-in service, you can download Aeroflot’s iOs (iPhone) and Android applications or open www.aeroflot.ru in your phone browser. Mobile Check-in is available from 24 hours up to 45 minutes before departure for flights from:
After check-in, the passenger will receive a boarding pass in the form of 2D barcode to his/her cellular phone. At Russian airports, according to security services requirements, all passengers must have a printed boarding pass for passport control and preflight inspection. You can use self-service printers, which are situated before passport control desks (for international flights) or before preflight security check (for domestic flights).
Self-service check-in kiosks will save your time and will allow you to check in and choose seats onboard. Self-service Check-in is available from 24 hours up to 45 minutes before departure for passengers flying with Aeroflot or its partners: Adria, Alitalia, Air Malta, Bulgaria Air, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Cyprus Airways, Donavia, LOT, MIAT, Malev, Nordavia, Rossiya.
Aeroflot's Self-service Check-in kiosks are available in:
|Amsterdam (AMS)||Donetsk (DOK)||Krasnodar (KRR)||Moscow (SVO)||Tokyo (NRT)|
|Astrakhan (ASF)||Frankfurt (FRA)||Krasnoyarsk (KJA)||Prague (PRG)||Vladivostok (VVO)|
|Athens (ATH)||Kaliningrad (KGD)||Larnaca (LCA)||Rostov (ROV)||Warsaw (WAW)|
|Belgrade (BEG)||Khabarovsk (KHV)||London (LHR)||St Petersburg (LED)|
|Budapest (BUD)||Kiev (KBP)||Munich (MUC)||Nizhniy Novgorod (GOJ)|