How to Confirm a Flight
The bags are packed; you’ve put the mail on hold and watered the plants. You’re ready to head out of town, but before you leave, you want to ensure that you have all the correct information about your flights. Whether you booked your flight directly from the airline, through a travel agency or with an online travel discounter, you can confirm your flight with the airline in just a few moments. Confirming your flight before you leave prevents unpleasant surprises when you arrive at the airport and gives you peace of mind that all of your travel arrangements are in place.
Visit the website of the airline you plan to fly. Click on the link to view reservations.
Enter your flight information into the appropriate boxes. For most airlines, you need to have either your confirmation or record locator number; you can generally find this on the confirmation e-mail that the airline sent when you made the reservation. Click search.
View the flight information that appears. Confirm that it matches your records.
Print out your boarding pass at home, if desired.
On most airlines, you can view a list of all of your existing reservations by logging into your frequent flyer account, even if you do not know the confirmation or record locator numbers.
If you have lost the confirmation number for your flight and do not have a confirmation number, you can confirm your flight by calling the airline reservations department directly. The representative will locate your reservation using your name and departure city and date.
If you only want to check the status of your flight, choose the flight status link on the airline website. Enter the flight number, or your departure and destination cities, to confirm the status of your flight.
Most airlines will send you e-mail, voice or text message updates of your flight information to the device of your choice if you wish to sign up for the service.