Late-night check-in is particularly appreciated by tour groups and travellers with small children or a lot of baggage. Because when your baggage is already in good hands, you can start your journey the next day feeling much more relaxed.
How late-night check-in works
In general, late-night check-in is possible for all flights operated by Lufthansa or a Lufthansa Regional partner and is available at numerous airports.
Please note that late-night check-in is currently not available at the airports in Dortmund, Erfurt, Friedrichshafen, Rostock-Laage, Heringsdorf, Saarbrucken, Westerland Sylt, Paderborn Lippstadt, Munster-Osnabruck, Leipzig Halle and Stuttgart.
The evening before your flight – but no earlier than 23 hours prior to departure – check in your baggage* at a check-in counter or at a self-service bag drop kiosk and choose your seat. Then take your boarding pass, and the next day you can proceed directly to your flight at the relevant departure gate.
Please note that you can only check in at a check-in counter with an Economy Class ticket in exceptional circumstances. Instead, please use the convenient check-in options of online or mobile check-in.
Late-night check-in to the USA, Canada and Mexico
Late-night check-in takes place in the check-in areas especially designated for these destinations and is possible both for direct flights and for connections. Please note that, unfortunately, late-night check-in is not available for flights with Air Canada from Munich and Frankfurt.
Exception: connecting flights to the USA when the transatlantic flight is operated by a US airline.
Note: late-night check-in for flights departing from North America (USA, Canada, Mexico) is not available for security reasons.
Late-night check-in by groups
Late-night check-in by tour groups is only possible through the responsible tour guide. The tour guide must prove his or her identity by showing an official photo ID.
Late-night check-in by small groups (families, couples, several persons known to each other) is also possible through one member of the group. This individual must carry the ID documents of all the group members.
* Please note that animals can only be checked in on the day of departure.