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British Airways flights also depart from London Heathrow Terminals 3 and 5, London Gatwick and London City. Check which London airport and terminal your British Airways flight will depart from or arrive into.
You must meet the following times, or you will not be allowed to travel:
The quickest way to check in is online, 24 hours before your flight departs:
When you need to check in at the airport on the day of departure:
Check-in desks open at 05:00 and close 45 minutes before your flight departs. Please check the information screens in the departures area to find the location of the desks.
If you have baggage to check in, drop it at a Bag Drop desk. Desks open two hours before the flight departure time but not before the earliest opening time of 05:30.
If you are travelling with hand baggage only and have already checked in, you can go straight through security to the gate. If your hand baggage exceeds your allowance, you may need to check it in and charges may apply.
You must enter airport security at least 40 minutes before your flight departs.
Fast Track Security is available to:
You need to be at the gate no later than 30 minutes before the flight departs. If we have your contact details, we will try to contact you when it is about to close but we can't delay the aircraft's departure to wait for late passengers.
Priority boarding is available to:
Make sure you're at the boarding gate early enough to be able to board before other passengers.
Find out everything you need to know about flight connections with British Airways, including travelling between London airports.
If you need additional help for your journey, e.g. for getting through the airport, boarding the aircraft, or reaching your onward travel connections, please let us know at least 48 hours before you travel at Manage My Booking and we can arrange this for you with London Stansted airport.
Make your journey easier with our parking partners. Leave your car at a nearby car park with quick transfers, drop it off right outside the terminal with valet parking, or combine an overnight stay with parking and transfers at an airport hotel.