Finally, you’re all set to go.
You booked the cheapest airline tickets, arranged for a pet sitter and packed your bags. But before you go, you decide to check your flight itinerary, maybe print out a copy or two for yourself and relatives. Surprisingly, doing this isn’t always as straightforward as you’d like because every airline does it a little differently.
What you need to know.
As soon as you finish your shopping: Jot down or copy and paste your confirmation number, which is usually required to find itineraries. Sometimes this is referred to as the confirmation code or record locator and it’s generally lots of numbers and/or letters. Save this!
Finding itineraries on phones and apps: This can be the easiest way; just go to your airline’s mobile site or download their app. It will generally open up to a link for My Trips or Reservations or something similar and you’ll find what you need immediately.
Finding itineraries on laptops: Go to the airline site (links below) and follow the easy directions for getting the information you need.
NOTE: The following are all U.S. airlines but the idea is the same for carriers around the world; go to the homepage of your airline’s website then look for phrases like ‘my trips’ or ‘manage travel’ or ‘view flights’ and you’ll find what you need.
- Alaska Airlines: From the home page, click Travel Info, then View/Change Flights, then enter last name and either your confirmation code or e-ticket number, then click Continue.
- American Airlines: From the home page, click on the My Trips/Check-in tab and add your information.
- Delta: On the home page, click on the My Trips tab and enter the requested information, and continue.
- Frontier Airlines: Go to the home page and click Manage Travel, then My Trip and the rest is easy.
- JetBlue: Go to the itinerary page or choose Manage Flights on the home page; enter your confirmation code and name or log-in with your TrueBlue Account; you’ll need your email address and password (and they’ll help you if you can’t remember the password).
- Southwest Airlines: Click the word Flight at the very top of the page, then Manage Reservations, which will take you to View/Share Itinerary and a request for your name and confirmation number. Then click Continue.
- United Airlines: From the homepage, click Reservations on the top left, then Change or View Reservations; you’ll add your name and confirmation number, then click Find. If you have a MileagePlus account, you can log-in to that and find the flight itinerary there.
- Virgin America: From the home page, click Manage (top of page), and you’ll be given the option of seeing your itinerary by adding your confirmation number and name or by logging into your Elevate miles account.
Tip: You know those emails the airline sends you when you book your flight? Save them! Consider creating a flight file (or folder) so you’ll know where to look for all your trips.