Travel Policies

International flights: Check-in counters open daily between am — am on the following day and each flight will be closed 40 minutes before the scheduled departure time. All gates close 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Domestic flights: Check-in counters open daily between am — pm and each flight will be closed 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Please be aware that during morning and afternoon rush hours, it can often take two hours to reach the airport from a riverside hotel. Plan accordingly. Identity card, government official identity card with photo or passport must be presented for adults. Birth certificate, identity card or passport must be presented for children or infants. Passengers must hold passports with a validity of at least 6 months beyond their intended return date, or valid passports and visas meeting the requirements of the country visited. For visa and passport requirements, contact the Consulate or Embassy of the country you are planning to visit. A return ticket or proof of onward travel need to be presented at check-in.

10 Ways to Get the Best Airplane Seat

Have a question about one of our policies? Here’s some things you should know before you go. Personal electronic devices PEDs larger than a cell phone are required to be removed from carry-on bags for flights traveling to the United States from international destinations. Customers traveling to the United States from international destinations may be subject to additional screening if carrying powders.

To avoid having these items taken during security screening, it is recommended that all powders be placed in checked bags.

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Check out the following tips for nabbing one of the best seats on a plane. On a short business trip, you might want an aisle seat near the front of the plane so you can debark as quickly as possible on arrival. On a long-haul or overnight flight, you might prefer to have a coach seat next to the window so you can rest your head. Nervous flyers may want to sit toward the middle of the plane over the wing, where there is less turbulence.

Children under 12 or 15 years old, depending on the airline, are not permitted to sit in exit rows, and by U. It is also important to note that if an emergency does occur, you will be expected to help out. On some planes the first bulkhead row may be cramped and uncomfortable, or close to restrooms and noisy galleys. Some planes offer bassinets for babies at the bulkhead wall, so you could be forced to spend the flight in close proximity to a crying child.

Before booking your flight, take a look to see which airlines fly that route and then check to see how they stack up against each other.

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But safety regulators are increasingly focusing on surviving one. Starting this fall, all new airplanes will be required to have seats that will stay in place when subjected to stresses up to 16 times the force of gravity. The old seats had to meet stresses of only nine times the force of gravity. And, in a safety measure borrowed from automobiles, some seats will be equipped with air bags.

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This is the expo at which you will discover the latest innovations, technologies and products for cabin interiors, inflight entertainment and passenger comfort industries. AIX brings together buyers, suppliers, engineers, designers and cabin crew to connect and collaborate on the future of the industry. Take your seat for a series of free online webinars over six weeks.

Each one is designed to help the industry stay connected and plan for the future. Explore all the latest trends in cabin products and services and inflight entertainment. This is your chance to meet, network, negotiate and secure business within the aviation industry. Keeping the aviation industry and the supply chain connected is what Aircraft Interiors Expo is all about.

Flight schedules and notifications

Thought you choose your plane seat according to space and legroom? Think again, say these experts. And, some psychologists say, there might be a reason for that. More fool you for thinking it was all about legroom.

Information on selecting your airline seats, seat upgrade, free online check-in, paperless boarding pass for a more convenient and comfortable travel.

Learn more. Customers who encroach upon any part of the neighboring seat s may proactively purchase the needed number of seats prior to travel in order to ensure the additional seat s is available. The armrest is considered to be the definitive boundary between seats; width between the armrests measures 17 inches. The purchase of additional seats serves as a notification to Southwest of a special seating need, and allows us to adequately plan for the number of seats that will be occupied on the aircraft.

Most importantly, it ensures that all Customers onboard have access to safe and comfortable seating. You may contact us for a refund of the cost of additional seating after travel. Customers of size who prefer not to purchase an additional seat in advance have the option of purchasing just one seat and then discussing their seating needs with the Customer Service Agent at their departure gate.

If it is determined that a second or third seat is needed, they will be accommodated with a complimentary additional seat s. Under these circumstances, please see a Southwest Customer Service Agent at the airport for assistance. Indicates external site which may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. All Rights Reserved. Use of the Southwest websites and our Company Information constitutes acceptance of our Terms and Conditions.

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An award-winning team of journalists, designers, and videographers who tell brand stories through Fast Company’s distinctive lens. Leaders who are shaping the future of business in creative ways. New workplaces, new food sources, new medicine–even an entirely new economic system. No parent looks forward to flying with a baby. These little bundles of joy get squirmy in your arms over the course of an hours-long flight. Air New Zealand has developed a seat built just for this situation, and the project just won a prestigious Crystal Cabin Award for airline innovation.

The purchase of the WORKS℠ or the PERKS℠ bundles include a seat assignment and you may choose any available seat for your flight. If you’ve already.

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Aisle, middle or window — the seat that you like in an airplane can say what kind of a person you are! So are we. An online portal conducted a research studying the characteristics of frequent fliers depending on the seat they chose for their journeys. Also, you may like the sense of being above it all. Because you neither have the autonomy of the aisle seat nor the privacy of the window seat and you are still okay with the middle seat, this means that you are willing to accept.

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An airliner is a type of aircraft for transporting passengers and air cargo. Such aircraft are most often operated by airlines. Although the definition of an airliner can vary from country to country, an airliner is typically defined as an airplane intended for carrying multiple passengers or cargo in commercial service. The largest of them are wide-body jets which are also called twin-aisle because they generally have two separate aisles running from the front to the back of the passenger cabin.

These are usually used for long-haul flights between airline hubs and major cities.

You can view seating options and change your seat through Manage Reservations or during check-in. Please keep your flight notification settings up to date so.

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