Passengers travelling on Air India flights can now check in at their own convenience using a ‘Web Check In' (WCI) facility.

It has come into effect already, according to an airline spokesperson.

The check-in window opens 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure for domestic and International flights originating from the six metro cities. For flights originating from non-metro stations, the check-in window will be open 24 hours prior to scheduled departure of flights. The passenger will have to log into AI website ( and go to the web check-in page of the “Manage your Trip” option and follow a user-friendly guide.

Passengers travelling on domestic sectors are issued boarding passes through WCI. They can take a print-out of the boarding pass and proceed directly to the security check at the airport if they have only hand baggage. Those having registered baggage will need to contact the baggage drop counter to deposit the baggage and collect the registered baggage tags.

Passengers travelling on international sector are issued a confirmation slip instead of a boarding pass. At the airport, they have to contact the baggage drop counter to get their baggage, if any, registered and to get the document verification done.