(for example if you are flying FR (Ryanair) and don't check in online and bring your printed out boarding card to prove that you did check in online, they charge you a fortune at the airport to allow you to fly)
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I'm wondering what the advantage of web check-in is, if you still have to go through the long lines to check in your bags? Can any one help me with this?
Depends on the airline. Some have "Bag Check Only" lines or at the curb with a check in line elsewhere.
But there is an advantage to checking in sooner. Less chance of a bump or re-seat, and on some sites you can pick your seat online..where otherwise you are leaving that to the agent who may well put you next to the kids or the toilet. They don't care, they aren't going on the flight.
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Early web check-in guarantees you a seat on an oversold flight, and in many cases allows you to improve your seat assignment. Many a flight that shows a full seat map until day of travel magically opens up at T minus 24, and you can boost yourself from 37E to 6C.
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