Check-in at the airport

Ticket and baggage check-in for flights operated by PLL LOT (flight numbers LO001-3999* and LO8xxx) is open at least:

  • 2 hours before scheduled departure time at Polish airports (except Warsaw) and other airports from which medium-haul flights are operated (Europe, Middle East and North Africa);
  • 3 hours before scheduled departure time for flights from the USA, Canada and other long-haul flights;
  • 23 hours before scheduled departure time for flights departing from Warsaw to any PLL LOT destination, and from the following airports: Stockholm (ARN), Copenhagen (CPH), Düsseldorf (DUS), Munich (MUC), Geneva (GVA), Vienna (VIE).

Passengers must always take into account the check-in closing time for scheduled flights, and the possibility of longer waiting time for the security check.

If you have a ticket for a PLL LOT flight operated by one of our partners (flight numbers LO 4000-6999), please contact the carrier operating your flight to obtain information about check-in opening and closing times.

Ticket and baggage check-in closing times for scheduled flights

Destination  Check-in closing time
domestic flights (within Poland) 30 minutes
 short-haul flights to Schengen 40 minutes
short-haul flights to non-Schengen 50 minutes
flights from the Middle East 60 minutes
long-haul flights 70 minutes

We observe the above time limits to ensure timely departures. Remember that before the check-in is closed you must have your boarding card, even if you have already checked in online you must have your baggage checked.

Security check

Due to possible airport infrastructure problems at certain airports, please allow for longer waiting time at the security check.

Passengers with limited mobility who use mobility aids are asked to allow for longer time necessary to conduct a security check of the passenger and his/her equipment.

We strongly recommend online check-ins at selected airports 24 hours before departure.