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Online check-in is a service offered by Ethiopian Airlines in which passengers can check-in their flights using our website, mobile App or social Bots within 72 hours prior to the departure of the flight from wherever you are.
You can select your preferred seats, update your travel preferences, access our additional services and print your boarding pass online. This is a great alternative to avoid long queues at the airport.
Online Check-In is available for All Ethiopian Airlines flights except from Mombasa, Ndjamena and Bamako.
Yes, it is possible to online check-in group bookings not more than 15 passengers on the Ethiopian airlines website. If you use ET Mobile App & social bots, it will redirect to our website.
The following types of passengers are not allowed to check in online and must proceed to the airport for check-in:
Online check-in is available between 72 to 2 hours prior to the scheduled departure time of a flight.
Online check-in is possible on all Ethiopian airlines-operated flights.
You only need your Passport, the E-ticket number or Booking Reference to make use of our online check-in services. Visa and other travel documents may also be requested as per the ADC rule.
You can contact our Global Call Centre or the nearest Ethiopian airlines office at any time with regards to your check-in related issue.
Please note that you may encounter issues at online check-in if your passport is not valid up to a minimum of six months.
Yes, you can check in for connecting flights with other airlines as long as the first sector is operated by Ethiopian Airlines. Please note these check-ins are subject to other airline policies and restrictions.
If the ticket document is issued
Online check-in for return flights can only be completed 72 hours before flight departure and after you have departed on the first sector of your flight. However, if one of your sectors is with another airline and you were not able to check in successfully on ethiopianairlines.com, you will need to visit the other airline’s website in order for you to check-in.
For domestic flights, please check in online from 2 two days before departure to 1 hour before departure.
For international flights, please check in online 72 hours before departure until 3 hours before departure. You cannot cancel your online check-in 3 hours or less before departure.
Yes. Boarding pass can be printed for each flight sector.
There are several possible reasons why you may not be able to check in online. Some of them are:-
Yes, you can check in your travelling companions if you make your bookings together, provided they share the same booking reference as yours in our record.
If you fail to check in on time, you may be refused for carriage on your flight. This is in the interest of maintaining Ethiopian on-time performance and to ensure those on the flight who have connecting flights can make it on time.
Passenger with no luggage shall arrive at the gate 30 minutes prior to boarding. If the passenger with baggage drop off shall arrive at web check-in counter at least 1 hour before departure for international flights and 45 minutes before departure for the domestic flight.
The airports listed below will allow you to use a digital boarding pass on your mobile ;-
Addis Ababa, Cape town, Cotonou, Conakry, Victoria falls,Nairbi,Yaounde,Maputo,Lagos,Luanda,Johansburg,Enugu,Duala, Dar Es Salaam and Abuja,
Vienna, Oslo, Millan, Marseille, London, Manchester, Istanbul, Geneva, Rome, Frankfurt, Moscow, Paris, Brussels, Stockholm,
Tel Aviv and Riyadh
Toronto, Chicago and New York
Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires