Generally speaking, the time limit to present at check-in and therefore be accepted on any IBERIA flight is 45 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. However, we recommend you give yourself enough time to avoid unnecessary waits, especially on international flights, where in addition to the security checks you will have to undergo the corresponding passport controls.
The main airports in the IBERIA network have staff at the check-in area whose job it is to distribute queues equally among the different counters and who you can approach if you are running out of time to check-in. In any case, you can report to the counters at the last minute, from where the flights are closed to check-in.
IBERIA is pioneering the establishment of alternative ticket sale and check-in systems, always seeking to simplify as much as possible the procedures you must go through to travel. In terms of check-in, the oldest example is to get your boarding pass sent to your home, or pick it up from any of our Stores or your travel agency. This means that if you do not have baggage to check you can head straight to your flight’s boarding area. In this case we recommend you present at least 20 minutes prior to departure, either at the boarding gate, the VIP lounge or any IBERIA information desk, in order to confirm your seat.
With the same goal in mind and in conjunction with various organisations including port authorities and trade fair groups, IBERIA offers offsite check-in services, operational when certain events are held.
Our concern for always finding new ways to make your travel procedures easier has led us to develop a new alternative check-in solution: Auto Check-in. Thanks to this groundbreaking system, you can ask for anything from a change of seat to obtaining your boarding pass. These machines, installed in the main Spanish airports, will save you time and stop you from having to queue up at the counters. In short, you can enjoy a more comfortable, practical and faster service.
Regardless of the way you obtained your boarding pass and the safety and/or immigration checks you must do, please remember you should be seated onboard the aircraft at least 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time.