Let’s be honest. The quicker and easier it is to drop your bags off when you get to the airport, the better. And that’s where our Bag Drop points come in.
By using these areas to drop off your bags, rather than queueing at a traditional check-in desk, you can enjoy a faster, smoother and more independent journey through the airport.
The faster way to be ‘travel ready’ at the airport
Bag Drop points are available in the departure areas at London Heathrow Terminal 5, London Gatwick and London City airports.
Once you have your boarding pass, head straight to the Bag Drop area to check in your bags.
Time flies at Terminal 5
Save time by using the dedicated bag drop areas at Heathrow T5 and use that time to do something different before your flight: from shopping to dining, to people watching and more.Heathrow experience
Bag Drop - and go
At the Bag Drop point, you simply place your bag on the baggage belt to start. You’ll then be prompted to scan your boarding pass and follow the instructions on the screen to check in your bags.
Each bag tag will have any connections, priority or heavy bag information automatically printed on it and you will get a receipt at the end of the transaction.
Don’t worry if you have any issues, as the British Airways team are there to help you at any time, if you need it.
Once you’ve checked in, dropped your bag without queueing and gone through security, you’ll have more time to shop, enjoy a drink in the lounge, catch up on your emails or just relax before your flight.
- Check in and bag drops close 60 minutes before all long haul flights’ scheduled departure time and 45 minutes before most short haul flights’ scheduled departure time.
- Make sure that you are through security at least 35 minutes before your flight departs.
- Be at the boarding gate at least 20 minutes before your flight departs.
Stay on the move
Download the free British Airways app and check in, download your boarding pass, receive live gate notifications and even book future flights, all in one place.BA on your mobile
Bag Drop and go
Our Bag Drop points are exclusively for the use of British Airways customers and can be found in the Departure areas at London Heathrow Terminal 5, London Gatwick and London City airports.Baggage essentials
Ticket to fly
You can print your boarding pass before you reach the airport or simply download it to your mobile device so it’s ready for inspection on-screen.Ways to check in