Check-in & boarding deadlines

Make sure you and your bags are on time for check-in and boarding – We recommend that you arrive at the airport at least two hours before your flight's departure, to have sufficient time for check in and security screening, especially during the peak time, summer season and busy holiday periods.

Arrive early and be prepared

  • Check-in online, if you are only travelling with carry-on baggage or simply want to save time at the airport. You can use this free service as early as 30 hours before the scheduled departure, and up until 1 hour before. 

  • Scheduling enough time for check-in and security checks to avoid unnecessary time pressure at the airport.

  • Plan extra time for the walk from check-in to the boarding gate, especially if there is
    a high volume of passengers (e.g. at the start of a holiday), if you are carrying
    special baggage or if you require special flight assistance.

Are you travelling from Stockholm Arlanda this summer, add even more time than recommended to prevent missing your flight.

Closure times

Domestic and Scandinavian flights

Check in at least 60 minutes before departure on domestic flights. For flights within Scandinavia and Finland we recommend check-in two hours before departure. Applies to all travelers.

  • Check-in/baggage drop, closes 30 minutes before departure.

  • Boarding, closes 20 minutes before departure.

Flights from Scandinavia to Europe

We recommend that you check in at least two hours before departure.

  • Check-in/baggage drop, closes 30 minutes before departure (SAS Plus).

  • Check-in/baggage drop, closes 40 minutes before departure (SAS Go).

  • Boarding, closes 20 minutes before departure, applies to all travelers.

When traveling from Scandinavia to a non-Schengen country, please make sure you have enough time to go through passport control.

Flights from Europe to Scandinavia

We recommend that you check in at least two hours before departure.

  • Check-in/baggage drop, closes 45 minutes before departure, applies to all travelers.

  • Boarding, closes 20 minutes before departure, applies to all travelers.

Flights to/from Asia and the US

We recommend that you check in at least three hours before departure.

  • Check-in/baggage drop, closes 60 minutes before departure (SAS Business/SAS Plus).

  • Check-in/baggage drop, closes 90 minutes before departure (SAS Go).

  • Boarding, Closes 35 minutes before departure, applies to all travelers.

For travelers to the US it's important to arrive at the airport well in advance, as you will need extra time to check-in and pass through security. This is due to additional regulations from US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), affecting all departures to the US. This also affects transfer passengers.

Charter flights

  • Check-in/baggage drop closes 60 minutes before departure.

  • Boarding closes 20 min before departure.

If you are traveling on a charter flight with SAS and have booked through a tour operator, other restrictions may apply. Contact your tour operator for more information.