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Can I check my bags in 6-7 hrs before my delta flight
« on: August 30, 2020, 11:59:05 AM »
Iím flying delta jfk to tlv tonight 11:35
I want to check in my bags at 4 pm
I canít find any clear info online
I spoke to a representative and she claimed I can check in my bags 6 hr prior to my flight but donít see anything about that online
Should I take the risk and travel the 40 min to jfk?

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Re: Can I check my bags in 6-7 hrs before my delta flight
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2020, 02:03:10 PM »
I would assume as long as the desk is open, which is always the case with a major airline that has multiple flights, theyíll take the bags from you.

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Re: Can I check my bags in 6-7 hrs before my delta flight
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2020, 02:09:15 PM »
I would assume as long as the desk is open, which is always the case with a major airline that has multiple flights, theyíll take the bags from you.
I know this isn't true with Air Canada - once tried to check in for YYZ-TLV flight around 9 hours early, and they wouldn't let, even though flying business + status
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Re: Can I check my bags in 6-7 hrs before my delta flight
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2020, 11:56:31 AM »
you can always self check in at a kiosk & self drop it.

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Re: Can I check my bags in 6-7 hrs before my delta flight
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2020, 12:52:57 PM »
you can always self check in at a kiosk & self drop it.
Ime the kiosk is auto programmed not to allow you to print tags too early but the agent has the power to check them even if they are not supposed to.

I recently flew southwest w/ a friend. His flight was scheduled for 8 am and mine was 5 pm to the same city. Hoping to get on the earlier flight I accompanied him to the airport where they directed us to the kiosk. My boarding pass printed but they wouldn't allow me to check bags and he couldn't get the kiosk to work so we walked up to the bag drop where the agent was annoyed that we hadn't already printed tags but begrudgingly printed first for my friend. His bags were overweight so we did shifted some stuff into my bags. When it was my turn the agent made a face slammed down her cup of coffee, scowled some more at her computer (אין עוד מלבדו! אין עוד מלבדו! ) and eventually slapped the tags on.

After clearing security the gate agent who changed my ticket  was bewildered as to how I got my bags checked.
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Re: Can I check my bags in 6-7 hrs before my delta flight
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2020, 08:29:39 AM »
you can always self check in at a kiosk & self drop it.
The self check in stations were not working! I asked the agent why and she told me that since you must show an Israeli passport or a permit in order to fly they closed them. I am not sure how it would work if you did online check in and don't have bags