NEW YORK (JIS) – Tuesday, September 18, 2007 :
Passengers flying with Air Jamaica, the World’s Best Airline to the Caribbean, now have the option of checking in for their flights online at www.AirJamaica.com. The new option, Web Check-In (WCI) will significantly expedite the check-in process and enable passengers to reduce the length of time checking in at the airport.
The online check-in feature allows passengers with electronic tickets to check-in for their flight, select a seat and print a check-in confirmation – over the internet, from the comfort of their home, hotel or office. At the airport, passengers who have used this service can proceed to the specially marked Web Check-In counter for the relevant verification, baggage and security checks to be carried out. At this point a boarding pass is issued in exchange for the check-in confirmation.
With this convenience, travelers with bags to be checked can arrive at the airport counter at least 90 minutes before the scheduled departure of their flight. International passengers with no checked bags can arrive at the counter at least 60 minutes prior to scheduled departure and passengers traveling wholly within Jamaica with no checked bags can arrive at the counter at least 45 minutes prior to scheduled departure.
During the initial rollout of this service, WCI will be available to passengers departing from Kingston, Montego Bay, Miami and Fort Lauderdale allowing them to check-in 4-18 hours before scheduled departure.
“Web Check-In is another way that Air Jamaica is making air travel more convenient for our loyal customers,” said Paul Pennicook, Air Jamaica’s Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing. “Over the coming months, we plan to expand the availability of this new service, by providing it at additional gateways.”
In order to make the booking process smoother, passengers using WCI are required to have the first and last names of all passengers, reservation record locator, passport and any other relevant travel documents in addition to emergency contact information.
The new feature will not be available to unaccompanied minors, special service need passengers, standby listings and travel on interline flights, i.e. connections with non Air Jamaica carrier, codeshare flights or groups of 10 or more. In addition, customers making changes to itineraries or cancellations must contact an Air Jamaica agent via telephone or at the airport.Air Jamaica provides more non-stop flights to Jamaica than any other carrier with more than 300 flights per week from Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York (JFK), Orlando, and Philadelphia in the United States; Toronto in Canada; and from London in the United Kingdom to Montego Bay and Kingston.