Gulf Air Check-in

Does Gulf Air have online check-in?

No, Gulf Air does not offer online check-in, but the airline does offer a few check-in options:

  • Early Check-In
  • Premium Check-In
  • Same Day Check-In

Early Check In

Passengers traveling in any class on any Gulf Air route from Bahrain may check-in up to 24 hours prior to their departure time with their baggage. Normal passenger and baggage check-in procedures will apply and passengers will be presented with boarding passes. Passengers must return to the airport and proceed directly to the departure gate an hour prior to the departure time of their flight.

  • Passengers must provide the reservations agent with a mobile telephone number to ensure they are notified automatically of their flight status via SMS.
  • Only a traveling member of the group/family is permitted to check-in early (on behalf of the group/family) and must hold all valid documents i.e tickets and passports, for the entire travelling party when checking-in. Any representative not travelling with the group will not be permitted to check-in on the passenger's behalf.
  • All travel documents (i.e. tickets and passports) will be checked and the usual security questions asked, as per normal procedure.
  • Passengers may check-in at the relevant check-in counter with their baggage, as per normal procedure.
  • Passengers will be allocated seats and boarding passes will be presented. Passengers travelling in First or Business Class, or Gold or Silver Frequent flyer members will be issued lounge invitation cards.
  • Passengers wishing to check-in baggage on their return to the airport must report to the relevant check-in counter an hour prior to departure and the usual security questions will be asked at this stage.
  • Normal baggage acceptance procedure and excess baggage charges will apply.
  • In addition to normal baggage tagging, special early check-in baggage tags will be used to identify early checked-in bag(s).
  • Passengers may use the e-kiosks to check-in early if they have hand baggage only.
  • Staff passengers and holders of ID/DG/AD and other discounted industry fares cannot use this service.

Premium Check-In

For passengers traveling from Bahrain, Gulf Air offers dedicated check-in facilities for First and Business Class customers as well as Gold and Silver level frequent flyer members. The check-in lounge provides a haven where travelers can relax prior to proceeding to the dedicated immigration and security areas nearby, ensuring a smooth passage through to Gulf Air's lounge.

For passengers traveling from Abu Dhabi, First and Business Class passengers have the choice of checking in at the City Terminal, located next to Abu Dhabi Mall or at the airport, where an exclusive First Class check-in area with separate immigration counters is available.

Same Day Check-In

Passengers traveling between Abu Dhabi (City Terminal), Bahrain, or Dubai and returning on the same day can now check-in and receive boarding passes for their both their outbound and return trips at the originating airport.

  • Passengers must provide the reservations agent with a mobile telephone number at the time of booking their flight to ensure they are notified automatically of their flight status via SMS.
  • Passengers should check in at the relevant check in counter, as per normal procedure.
  • All travel documents (i.e. tickets and passports) will be checked and the usual check in procedure will be carried out.
  • Passengers with/without baggage will be allocated a seat(s) and boarding pass(es) will be presented to them for their trip.
  • If passengers have baggage on their return trip and have already been checked in during their outbound departure, they must report to the airport check in counter an hour prior to the departure of their flight to complete check-in formalities and check in their baggage.
  • Inbound passengers who have been checked in and have hand baggage only can proceed directly to the departure gate 45 minutes prior to the departure of their flight.
  • Same day check in for the return sector is not possible if using the e-kiosks.
  • Staff passengers and holders of ID/DG/AD and other discounted industry fares cannot use this service.

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