Flight and airline information
A: Go to our live flight arrivals. You can also sign up for flight alert emails here.
Q: When does my flight leave?
A: Go to our flight departures. You can also sign up for flight alert emails here.
Q: How do I check routes and get timetables for flights?
- Long-haul: check-in opens four hours before scheduled departures
- European: check-in opens three hours before
- UK and Ireland: check-in opens two hours before
As a general rule you should check in a minimum of one hour prior to scheduled departure time for UK and Ireland flights and two hours before scheduled departure time or international flights but we recommend you check on your travel documents or via these airline contacts.
A: You should check with your airline or on your ticket for their onboard baggage rules, but for general guidance – in particular about our rules on hand baggage – go to our check-in and security pages.
Q: How do I book special assistance?
A: Go to our special assistance pages for more information, but please book through your airline or tour operator where possible.
Q: What ID do I need to check in?
A: If you are travelling internationally, a valid passport is normally required. For some countries your passport will need to be valid for at least six months after your intended return and you may also need a visa. Before travelling you should check your destination country's entry requirements and allow enough time to renew your passport and/or apply for a visa at the relevant embassy or consulate. Passports do get lost and although it will take time getting a replacement, you can make life easier by taking photocopies with you. It may also be worth carrying additional photographic ID separate from your passport. For UK citizens – if your passport is lost or stolen you must report it to the UK Passport Service by calling 0871 875 6859. All travellers to the US wanting to travel on the visa waiver programme now need travel authorisation in advance, in addition to having a machine readable passport. Please complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s Electronic System for Travel Authorisation in advance online.
Q: What should I do if my flight into Gatwick is delayed?
A: You should contact your airline – see airline contacts.
Q: How can I book a flight or check prices?
A: Your first stop should be our book a flight page. Alternatively you can contact your airline.