Save time at the airport. Get your boarding pass and your seat.
You can get your boarding pass and your seat by checking in online from the comfort of your home.
If you prefer, you can also check in at the airport using our self-service check-in kiosks or at the counters.
From the day before and up to 1 hour* before the scheduled flight departure, you can obtain your boarding pass online and access the boarding gate in some airports without having to visit the check-in counters.
* 90 minutes at Lagos, San Jose and Caracas
- All Iberia customers with tickets (paper or electronic) issued for Iberia flights with departure from the airports and to any Iberia destination with the exception of Russia.
- If you are travelling on code IB7XXX or IB4XXX operated by British Airways or American Airlines you can start your online check-in at Iberia.com with the booking code you were notified of in the purchase confirmation. You can also start your online check-in at Iberia.com for flights with code IB5XXX operated by Vueling.
- You will not be able to use it if your flight (both at origin and destination) includes an Iberia code in connection with an Iberia IB5XXX flight operated by Vueling.
- Codeshare flights are excluded (except when the operating company is British Airways, American Airlines or Vueling).
- You will not be able to use it when it involves a special service: service for unaccompanied children, wheelchairs, etc.
- When you need to present your credit card at the airport.
- Not valid for air shuttle flights.
Online check-in at Iberia.com in 5 simple steps – you just need a computer or tablet with an internet connection. If you have a smartphone you can log into iberia.mobi or download the apps for iPhone, Android or Blackberry.
- Searching for your booking:
- Select one of the two options available to supply the search data.
- Booking code. You should know the booking code or localiser and the passenger’s last name as it appears on the booking. (What is the booking code and where can I find it?)
- Iberia Plus card number. If you included your card number when you booked you can do the search using just your Iberia Plus card number and PIN code. (Forgotten your PIN number or don’t have one?).
- Flight selection:
- You can select the flight/s you wish to check-in for.
- Seat selection:
- You can choose and reserve your seat with Iberia.com from the time of purchase. If your fare does not include the possibility of choosing and reserving a seat, you can do it before you fly at a better price than at the airport. Check the conditions, depending on the cabin class you wish to fly in
- Confirm data:
- You should check that all the data are correct before the boarding passes are issued.
- Boarding pass issue:
- You can print out the boarding pass on a PDF document, receive the mobile pass by email or receive a text message with a link to display or download your mobile pass. 1 copy of the boarding pass per flight or leg.
And, if you use an iPhone or iPod with version iOS6 or later, you can easily download your mobile boarding pass to your Passbook wallet.
If you are travelling with hand baggage only, check the boarding gate on the flight information screens and go directly to the gate after first passing through the security checks* where you must show your documentation.
* Having authorised the online check-in procedures, the security services at the airports may, under exceptional circumstances, restrict and/or limit access to the boarding areas. If this happens to you, please contact our airport personnel who will be happy to help you.
If you are travelling with baggage, you should deliver it to the baggage drop counters (only available at Madrid and Barcelona airports) or the check-in counters 45 minutes before your flight departs (in Madrid this time will be 55 minutes for people coming out of terminal T4S).
Then head to the security checks* and show your documentation.
|Airport exit||Check-in counters||Location|
|Amsterdam (AMS)||3- row 6||Terminal 1|
|Frankfurt (FRA)||913||Terminal 2, Halle E|
|London - Heathrow (LHR)||Zones D, F and G||Terminal 5|
|Madrid (MAD)||From 880 to 889 (international destinations with departure before 4 p.m.)||Terminal 4|
|Madrid (MAD)||From 880 to 882 (destinations Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea)||Terminal 4|
|Madrid (MAD)||From 810 to 829 (other destinations and international flights with late-night departures)||Terminal 4|
If you check in online for a direct flight (no connections) with origin and destination any city in Spain, on flights operated by the Iberia Group (Iberia, Iberia Express and Air Nostrum), you can choose the option of printing out the labels for your suitcases on a sheet of A4 paper.
Take your copy (one per suitcase, no copies or duplicates) to the fast-drop baggage point. Just put the folded A4 paper in a plastic cover which our airport personnel will give you and you can reuse it on later flights.
Attach the cover to the suitcase and drop it off at the fast-drop points set aside especially for this purpose.
When you have left your suitcase you can make your way directly to the boarding gates.
- Log into the online check-in from 24 hours before your flight departure and begin your individual check-in.
- You can check in from the mobile apps downloaded onto your phone
- Consult the airports where Online Check-in is available
You can take your boarding pass in your mobile phone and proceed directly to the aircraft without any other papers. The mobile boarding pass can be used at the check-in counter, the security checks and at boarding. Identification is more streamlined and dynamic, with less paper used for printing boarding cards.At the airport
You can use your mobile boarding pass at the check-in counters if you have baggage, at the security checks where you can use the fast track service to avoid queues and at the boarding gates to access the aircraft.
For efficient identification, you just have to put your mobile terminal with the 2D image on the screen (preferably lit) up close to the mobile boarding pass reader and wait a few seconds for a positive identification (acoustic/light signal).
If it is cleared accidentally or the mobile boarding pass cannot be read correctly from your terminal, you can also take your conventional boarding pass to any self-service check-in kiosk or Iberia counter at the airport. The same thing applies if your mobile battery is not charged or you have forgotten your phone.
The mobile boarding card makes waiting times at airports more streamlined and considerably shorter, as the different identification filters are very much quicker and more efficient. However, we would remind you that readers do not replace the security personnel at airports or Iberia personnel, who may ask you for documentation to identify you in a complementary fashion.
Self-service check-in kiosks
Travel more comfortably even before you take off. Save time with this check-in system that makes boarding much easier.
Using this service is quick and easy:
- Identify yourself and follow the instructions provided on the screen.
- Choose your seat if you did not previously do so when making the booking.
Use it if you are going to travel to any Iberia destination, providing a passport check or other security or immigration requirement is not needed. If you have to check baggage, don’t forget to present at the counter at least 45 minutes before the flight departure.
To fly with the Air Shuttle, you also have dedicated Air Shuttle check-in kiosks.
If you are flying with baggage, departing from Madrid, you have an exclusive area for the check-in with baggage service:
- Get your boarding pass and the labels for your suitcases from the check-in with baggage kiosks in the hall.
- Drop your baggage at counters 813-814, 817-818 / 823-824 and 827-828 (also valid for online check-in).
- Head to your boarding gate.
The check-in system will ask you to enter your credit card (if you were notified of this during the purchasing process) that you used to pay for the ticket/s, except Iberia Plus Platinum, Gold and Silver customers who entered their card number when they booked and bought their tickets via Iberia.com.
Service not available for codeshare flights IB7XXX and IB4XXX
Types of boarding passes
Find out the different formats and types of boarding passes
- Print your pass on a PDF document.
- Receive your pass by email.
- Receive your mobile pass by email.
- Download the mobile card as an image on your phone.
- Receive a text message with a link to your mobile pass (you should log into the internet to download the picture in your phone)
The mobile boarding card is a 2D code that contains all the flight details. Essential flight information is also included so you can easily identify it.
- Surname / first name
- Flight number
- Departure date
- Seat selected
- Boarding pass number
iPhone and iPad users with version iOS6 or later can receive an email or text message with a link to download their mobile boarding passes into their Passbook wallets.