Check-in Requirements   

Overall Check-in Requirements for Domestic Travel

Arrival Time at the Airport
 

Check-in Prior to Departure

At the Gate

Recommended arrival time is
  2 hours  prior to departure when traveling within the United States

At least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time

At least 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time


View a list of cities where earlier check-in times apply for domestic travel


Overall Check-in Requirements for International Travel to/from Non-U.S. Cities

Arrival Time at the Airport

Check-in Prior to Departure

At the Gate

Recommended arrival time is
3 hours prior to departure when traveling to/from a destination outside the United States

 

At least 60 minutes before the scheduled departure time

At least 45 minutes before the scheduled departure time for originating passengers

View a list of cities where earlier check-in times apply for international travel

Customers who fail to complete the check-in time limits by these deadlines will not be able to travel on desired flights and change fees may apply.

Check-in Options

Review the check-in option  to determine which method of check-in best fits the needs of your customer.

Code-Share Check-In Reminder

Delta passengers traveling on Delta marketed/codeshare partner operated flights are required to check-in with the operating carrier.

Passenger ID Requirements

The documentation needed can vary depending on your customer’s destination.
Acceptable proof of identification includes:

For Travel within the U.S., U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

One unexpired form of local or federal government-issued photo ID such as:

  • Passport

  • Driver's License

  • Military ID
For Travel Outside of the U.S.

Visit Visa & Passport Information to determine which documents your customers may need to enter a destination country.

For more information about the types of ID accepted at U.S. security checkpoints, visit the Transportation Security Administration.


Updated 20 December 2017

 
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