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BA 24 hour check in

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BA 24 hour check in

Does it always open exactly 24 hours before the flight, or does like some other airline companies, it opens an hour or so earlier? I ask as I want to try and get the best seat possible without paying any extra fees!

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1. Re: BA 24 hour check in

From my experience it is exactly 24 hours.

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But if you have a connecting flight,24 hours before the first flight in the series.You can see the countdown clock on manage my booking.

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3. Re: BA 24 hour check in

If you only have that one flight, then it'll become open to you at exactly T-24.

However, some seats will have already gone because of (1) some customers - those on certain tickets or holding OneWorld status cards - can select seats earlier, (2) BA will pre allocate seats for families with young children to keep them together and (3) passengers on connecting itineraries can check in at T-24 for their entire journey, so will check in for the later legs earlier than T-24.

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(4) people will have paid for seats.

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Thanks everyone, I better make sure I am online at exactly 24 hours to go then!

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5 people on full fare F and J seats who get free seat selection at time of booking.

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It's 24 hours from the first flight,,,

To explain,,,I flew yesterday from Miami to bxls via London, I could check in for the London leg at the same time as I checked in for the Miami departure, which was approx 36 hours before the London flight.

So although it's not a connection for you, some will have checked in before the 24 hour deadline and in these instances it's open before the 24 hours, however I think this is the only instance you can check in before the 24 hours.

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