Check-in

Save time and check-in early

Day before check-in

luggage

Some airlines now allow you to check-in the day before you fly – which is very handy if you live locally or are staying overnight near the airport. You can then get rid of your baggage the day before, and relax without worrying about early morning queues.

The following airlines offer day-before check-in – though terms and conditions apply, so you should check with them for more information:

British Airways

Opening hours: 16:00 - 22:00
Eligible flights: All next-day flights departing before 15:15. Use the self-service check-in kiosks, then deposit your baggage at the fast bag drop in zone A. 
Cost: free 
Other conditions: all passengers must be present at check-in

Visit the British Airways website

easyJet

Opening hours: 20:00 - 08:30
Eligible flights: passengers departing before 08:30 the following day
Cost: free
Other conditions: all passengers must be present at check-in

Visit the easyJet website

Germania

Opening hours: 18.00 to 21.00
Cost: £5.00 (under 12s are free)

More information from Germania

Thomas Cook

Opening hours: 16.00 to 22.00
Cost: £5.00

More information from Thomas Cook

Thomson Airways

Opening hours: desks are open 12:00 until 22:00 daily
Eligible flights: all next-day departures before 12:00
Cost: free
Other conditions: all passengers must be present at check-in

More information from Thomson Airways website

Virgin Atlantic Airways

Opening hours: 17:00 - 21:00
Eligible flights: all departures
Cost: free
Other conditions: all passengers must be present at check-in

Visit the Virgin Atlantic website