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Beatlelvr

(626 posts)
Wed Feb 15, 2023, 12:56 AM Feb 2023

Okay, here's a dumb question about flying on partner airlines

I'm flying to Vancouver on Sunday. It's an American Airlines flight number, but "operated by Skywest as American Eagle". So where do I check in at airport, American Airlines or Skywest?
Thanks!

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Okay, here's a dumb question about flying on partner airlines (Original Post) Beatlelvr Feb 2023 OP
Can you check in online? leftieNanner Feb 2023 #1
Is Skywest an airline separately listed as an airline departing from your departure airport? MerryHolidays Feb 2023 #2
Check-in at American Airlines pdxflyboy Feb 2023 #3
If you only have carry-on, check in online mnhtnbb Feb 2023 #4
With AA and some other airlines, there's other big advantages to checking in online Major Nikon Feb 2023 #5
Check in at whichever you bought the ticket from: AA. sinkingfeeling Feb 2023 #6

MerryHolidays

(7,715 posts)
2. Is Skywest an airline separately listed as an airline departing from your departure airport?
Wed Feb 15, 2023, 01:17 AM
Feb 2023

It sounds like it should be American Airlines where you check-in. Just check online about your departure airport or call AA.

mnhtnbb

(31,454 posts)
4. If you only have carry-on, check in online
Wed Feb 15, 2023, 07:01 AM
Feb 2023

24 hours prior to your flight on aa website, print or put your boarding pass on your phone, and skip the line to check in at the airport. Go directly to TSA line. If you have to check baggage, it will be the AA counter, but check in online ahead of time anyway, just in case it's a long line at the counter, to preserve your seat assignment.

When you return, you will clear Customs and Immigration in Vancouver, not in the US. So plan extra time at the Vancouver airport.

Major Nikon

(36,828 posts)
5. With AA and some other airlines, there's other big advantages to checking in online
Wed Feb 15, 2023, 10:03 AM
Feb 2023

More specifically it has to do with setting up a frequent flyer account, even if you aren't a frequent flyer. If you make your reservation and check in using a frequent flyer account, it will up your boarding priority. People without frequent flyer accounts board dead last.

It's also very worthwhile to use the app if you have a smart phone. Sometimes your gate assignment will change, even after you've arrived and gone through security. This happens more often when flights are delayed. The AA app will notify you immediately of any gate changes which can save you the trouble of going to the wrong gate only to find out you have to go somewhere else.

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