The check-in times and procedures vary depending on the flight. Always check this information from your own airline or travel agent.
Many airlines no longer provide personal check-in services, so you must check in for your flight either on the website of your airline or using the check-in machine at the airport.
If you are only carrying hand luggage, check in beforehand on the airline's website. At the airport, you can then proceed directly to the security control.
If you have cargo hold luggage, you can use the check-in machine at the airport. At Helsinki, Oulu, Turku, Tampere and Vaasa Airports, there are easy-to-use machines for quick check-in.
1. First, you need to identify yourself at the machine. Place your ticket in the scanner of the machine. When you have been identified, follow the instructions the machine gives you. In addition to the plane ticket, there are alternative ways to identify yourself, but they vary depending on the airline.
2. The machine will print your boarding pass on thermal paper. The printout is eight centimetres wide and it includes a barcode. Take the boarding pass with you.
3. Next, the machine will print out your luggage tags. Check the instructions below, as the procedure depends on the airline.
Some airlines also provide a traditional desk service where check-in and baggage handover are done at the same time by customer service personnel.
Further instructions and tips are available at what to do at the airport.