(Closed) Anyone ever used Airport Curbside check in?

posted 5 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@out4answers:  always if it’s available…..avoids the lines at the checkin counter.  You are expected to tip however…but it’s worth it.


Post # 5
3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@out4answers:  no. online check-in is the best way to do it. you check in online, all you need to do is bring your bags to the (usually non-existent) line to be tagged and dropped off 

Post # 7
1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I rarely check any bags, so I just use the automated kiosks to get my boarding pass and then go through security.

Post # 8
3887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It’s hit or miss. Some airports, it’s worth the fee or the tip because the line to drop bags off inside is brutal. Look at both lines if you get a chance.

Post # 9
737 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Curbside check-in is actually dropping off your bags and getting your boarding pass.

Online check in confirms your intention to fly, and you can print your boarding pass – but if you will be checking bags you’ll need to stand in the bag drop line at the airport. 

(And PLEASE – if you’re going to be going anywhere for more than 2 nights, check that bag. It’s such a pain to be behind the person trying to cram a full size suitcase in the overheard bin!  Plus, you can’t bring full sized shampoo with you in your carry on.  I grumble that I have to pay $25/bag, but the alternative of lugging a huge “carry on” is worse.)


ETA – I must leave from the wrong airports – bag drop is ALWAYS brutal in both Houston airports & at the airport near my parents’ house!

Post # 11
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

Most airlines charge a per bag fee for curbside check in.  The fee does not include tip, (which is also expected).

Post # 13
2778 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I just always use the machine thing at the counter.  Except for Southwest I check in early on that because of the seat thing.  

I always have a carry on so no extra bag worries.

Post # 15
737 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@out4answers:  You’ll still want to arrive at least 1 hour before a domestic flight (earlier for international flights or if it’s an airport that’s huge and known for being kinda slow.)  Just because you’ve dropped your bags at curbside and been handed your boarding pass doesn’t meant that you’ll breeze right to your gate – security lines seem to be as slows as I’ve ever seen them.  Especially if there are several flights that will be taking off at around the same time.

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