Most airlines have introduced the online check-in option on their websites. At this moment, this option is not possible for Montenegro Airlines flights or for shared flights, the so-called “code share” flights.
Air Serbia introduced compulsory online check-in for passengers who purchased tickets with hand luggage only, at the “light” or the “white” fare. Passengers with such tickets who forget to check in online will be charged an additional fee for the airport check-in. This also applies to all passengers who purchased tickets for flights of low-cost companies, regardless of their baggage – Wizz Air, Ryanair, Easyjet, Norwegian etc.
The online check-in system is usually accessible 24 hours before the flight. In order to access the check-in, you should enter the booking reference from your ticket (a six-character combination of letters and numbers) or the number of e-ticket and passenger’s surname. Passport information is also required. The system guides you in a simple manner to the end of the procedure and seat selection in the airplane or you can skip that step and allow the Company to select a random seat for you. Then, you will be getting the boarding pass to your email address. You should print it and bring it with you.
If you only have hand luggage, you can proceed straight to passport control.
Online check-in is not compulsory for the passengers with purchased tickets that cover checked baggage, and they can check in at the airline desk at the airport.
You check in the flight with your travel document – passport and visa, if required for the country of your destination. This is when you receive the boarding pass, to board the airplane, with noted gate and seat that was assigned to you. You also receive a baggage tag.
Flight check-in desks are usually open two hours before the flight. Flight check-in is done at the desk of the airline you are traveling with, based on the flight number on your ticket.
Check-in is closed 30 to 60 minutes before the flight, depending on the airline.
Air Serbia has reduced the waiting time. Check-in desks are closed 45 minutes before the scheduled flight, and the gate is closed 20 minutes before the scheduled time of departure.