At the Airport

Check-In & Boarding Cut-off Times

Minimum Required Check-In With Bags

When checking bags on Alaska Airlines all checked luggage must be processed and a valid boarding pass received no later than the cut-off times listed below to avoid rebooking on a later flight.

International Flights1Domestic Flights2
60 minutes 40 minutes

1 Passengers traveling from Guadalajara have a 90-minute baggage cut-off time.
2 The following cities have a 45 minute baggage cut-off time: Atlanta, Denver, Las Vegas, and Philadelphia.
2 Between June 1 and August 31, checked baggage for customers departing King Salmon and Dillingham must be presented and processed at least 60 minutes prior to departure.

Please note that these cut-off times will not ensure that you make it to your departure gate in time for boarding. Busy security lines and heavy passenger traffic may require extra time.

Please refer to our Airport Guides for recommended arrival times at your departure airport.

Minimum Required Check-In Without Bags

Customers traveling with carry-on bags only must be checked in, with a valid boarding pass in hand, no later than the minimum cut-off times noted below to avoid rebooking on a later flight:

International Flights1 Domestic Flights2
Effective October 30, 2013
60 minutes 40 minutes

1 Passengers traveling from Guadalajara have a 90-minute check-in cut-off time.
2 The following cities have a 45 minute check in cut-off time: Atlanta, Denver, Las Vegas, Newark, and Philadelphia.

Note: Between June 1 and August 31, customers departing King Salmon and Dillingham must be checked in at least 60 minutes prior to departure.

Please note that these cut-off times will not ensure that you make it to your departure gate in time for boarding. Busy security lines and heavy passenger traffic may require extra time.

Please refer to our Airport Guides for recommended arrival times at your departure airport.

Boarding

To accommodate all travelers on a flight, passengers must be checked in with a valid boarding pass in hand and available to board, at the boarding gate, at least 30 minutes before posted departure for all flights. Failure to meet these requirements may cause the cancellation of reserved seats and/or the entire reservation.