All You Need to Know About Etihad Airways Check-In


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Etihad Airways is one of the most sought-after airlines in the world, it is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates. The airline has over 1,000 flights operating every week that cater to several passengers in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America. Etihad Airways is a fast-growing airline with an expansive network offering a smooth air travel experience. 

The headquarters of Etihad Airways is at Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, UAE. The airline was launched in November 2003 and since then it has become a highly preferred airline company by travellers, globally. The airline focuses on hospitality and has many unique and innovative facilities onboard. The airline has four classes of travel, and ensures a comfortable and hassle-free journey for all.

Etihad Airways Check-in Policy

Every airline has a set of rules when it comes to flight check-in policy. Passengers are required to follow these guidelines while boarding the flight. One must confirm their seat on the flight before travel to receive a boarding pass which is necessary to get on the flight. The check-in procedure helps in keeping a record of the number of passengers travelling on the airline. Passengers can easily check-in for their flights through web check-in, mobile app check-in and self-service kiosks at the airport, an easy and time-saving procedure.

How to Check-in Etihad Airways?

  • Offline Check-in: At the airport you must head directly to the Etihad Airways check-in counter and ask for a boarding pass with seat number and other details on it. Etihad Airways check-in counters open 3 hours before flight departure. For flights from Abu Dhabi, the counters open four hours prior and close 60 minutes before flight departure. The check-in closes for passengers travelling Diamond First Class and Pearl Business Class at Abu Dhabi, 45 minutes before departure.
  • Web Check-in: Etihad Airways online check-in option is given on the official website. The benefit of checking in online is that you can skip the long queue at the airport. The web check-in for an Etihad Airways flight can be done from the comfort of your home/office and remember to print your boarding pass directly from your computer. If you are opting for web check-in you can also check in your luggage in advance, select your seat, meal plans onboard and many more. You can avail Etihad Airways web check-in 48 hours prior to your flight departure and it closes an hour before the departure. You must enter your PNR or booking reference number, Etihad Guest Number or the passenger’s last name. 
  • Mobile App: You can also download the Etihad Airways mobile app for quick access. You can check-in with just a few clicks and download the boarding pass. The app provides several other benefits like storing all your travel details and more.

The Importance of Etihad Airways Online Check-in or Web Check-in

  • Web Check-in was made mandatory during the COVID-19 pandemic as it reduces physical contact and is considered safe
  • It confirms passenger attendance on a flight
  • It helps keep track of baggage loaded on the flight
  • It also helps allocate seats to the passengers
  • It provides the boarding pass which must be shown during security check-in
  • Ground staff also require to check your boarding pass for matching your name and ID before you enter the airport and after, till you board the flight
  • Offline check-in is time taking and increases your chances of missing your flight  
  • If you check-in online you can get the seat of your choice on the flight. You can also change or select your seat during web check-in.


Contact Etihad Airways in case of any queries regarding online or offline check-in for your upcoming flight. It is a mandatory step of airline travel and must be completed before you are allowed to board the flight. You may go through the airline’s check-in policy mentioned on the official website and ensure that the entire procedure is done within the time mentioned by your airline.

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