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Virgin America Check-in

How can I check in for my Virgin America (VX) flight?

You may check-in for your Virgin America (VX) flight with the following options:

  • Online check-in (Web check-in)
  • Mobile check-in
  • Self-service kiosk check-in at the airport
  • Ticket counter check-in at the airport

Does Virgin America (VX) have online web check-in?

Yes, you may check-in for your Virgin America (VX) flight online starting 24 hours and ending 60 minutes before the scheduled departure time (depending on your departure city and destination) to receive a mobile boarding pass on your mobile device or a printable boarding pass. Please note that you may not use mobile boarding passes at airports in Mexico. You may use this option if:

  • you have an electronic ticket and the first flight is on Virgin America (VX)
  • you may access your reservation with your confirmation code, e-ticket number, or frequent flyer account
  • you are not a special needs passenger (for example an unaccompanied minor or traveling with a pet)

Can I check bags with the Virgin America (VX) online web check-in?: Yes, you may check bags but you must drop them at the airport baggage drop before the check-in deadline for your flight.

Can I pay bag fees with the Virgin America (VX) online web check-in?: Yes

Can I select or change my seat with the Virgin America (VX) online web check-in?: Yes

Does Virgin America (VX) offer mobile check-in?

Yes, you may check-in for your Virgin America (VX) flight with your mobile device starting 24 hours and ending 60 minutes before the scheduled departure time (depending on your departure city and destination) to receive a mo-bile boarding pass on your mobile device. Please note that you may not use mobile boarding passes at airports in Mexico. You may use this option if:

  • you have an electronic ticket and the first flight is on Virgin America (VX)
  • you may access your reservation with your confirmation code, e-ticket number, or frequent flyer account
  • you are not a special needs passenger (for example, an unaccompanied minor)
  • you are departing from an airport which accepts mobile boarding passes (if not, then you may check-in and print a boarding pass at the self-service kiosk or ticket counter)

Does Virgin America (VX) offer curbside check-in? (US Carriers only)

No, however, Virgin America offers curbside bag drop at Dallas Love Field, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. You must be checked-in via online or mobile and present your printed or mobile boarding pass. Baggage must be dropped by the 45 minute before scheduled departure time deadline.

Does Virgin America (VX) offer self-service kiosk check-in?

Yes, you may check-in for your Virgin America (VX) flight at the airport self-service kiosk from 30 minutes to 2 hours before the scheduled departure time (depending on your departure city and destination) and receive a printed boarding pass.

Can I check bags with the Virgin America (VX) self-service kiosk check-in?: Yes

Can I pay bag fees with the Virgin America (VX) self-service kiosk check-in?: Yes

Can I select or change my seat with the Virgin America (VX) self-service kiosk check-in?: Yes

Does Virgin America (VX) offer ticket counter check-in?

Yes, you may check-in for your Virgin America (VX) flight at the airport ticket counter from 30 minutes to 2 hours before the scheduled departure time (depending on your departure city and destination) and receive a printed boarding pass.

Can I check bags at the Virgin America (VX) ticket counter check-in?: Yes

Can I pay bag fees at the Virgin America (VX) ticket counter check-in?: Yes

Can I select or change my seat at the Virgin America (VX) ticket counter check-in?: Yes

Does Virgin America (VX) charge a fee for a seat assignment?

Virgin America (VX) does not charge a fee for selecting a standard seat assignment.

When do I need to check-in for my Virgin America (VX) flight?

The minimum time to check-in for a Virgin America (VX) flight is:

  • 30 minutes before scheduled departure time for US domestic flights
  • 60 minutes before scheduled departure time for international flights to/from the US

When do I need to arrive at the airport for my Virgin America (VX) flight?

Suggested arrival time:

  • 1.5 hours before scheduled departure time for US domestic flights
  • 2 hours before scheduled departure time for international flights to/from the US

Minimum required check-in time with carry-on baggage baggage:

  • 30 minutes before scheduled departure time for US domestic flights
  • 60 minutes before scheduled departure time for international flights to/from the US

Minimum required check-in time with checked baggage:

  • 45 minutes before scheduled departure time for US domestic flights
  • 60 minutes before scheduled departure time for international flights to/from the US

When do I need to be at the boarding gate?

Boarding closes at the following times for Virgin America (VX) flights:

  • 20 minutes before scheduled departure time for US domestic flights
  • 20 minutes before scheduled departure time for international flights to/from the US

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