- Check in from 24 hours before your flight departs at Manage My Booking.
- Print, download or email your boarding pass.
- If you lose or forget your boarding pass, you can print it again at a check-in kiosk at the airport.
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Check in 24 hours before you fly - online or with the British Airways app.
You need to have your boarding pass before check-in closes or we will be unable to accept you for your flight.
You can find this information in the below table or in Manage My Booking. Once you've logged in, click on your flight number, select ‘Check in’ and then ‘Other ways to check in’.
|Airport||Check-in close times|
|London Heathrow||60 minutes before long haul flights depart
45 minutes before short haul flights depart
||45 minutes before flight departs|
|London City||20 minutes before flight departs|
|London Stansted||45 minutes before flight departs|
|Other UK airports||45 minutes before flight departs|
|Paris Orly||45 minutes before British Airways and Iberia flights depart
50 minutes before OpenSkies flights depart
|Short haul European airports||45 minutes before flight departs, except Lisbon (50 minutes) and Madrid (55 minutes)|
|Long haul international airports||at least 60 minutes before flight departs, check Manage My Booking|
Travelling with hand baggage only
If you're only travelling with hand baggage and already have your boarding pass, you can go straight through security.
If you have baggage to check in, go to a Bag Drop desk at the airport with your boarding pass, identification and other required travel documents (e.g. visa).
If you are travelling from London Heathrow Terminal 3 or London City, print your baggage tags at a check-in kiosk (even if you have already checked in), attach them to your bags and take them to a Bag Drop desk.
If you're connecting at an airport that requires you to clear your baggage at the first point of entry and you are connecting to a domestic flight in that country, please follow the signs for 'Arrivals/Baggage reclaim' to collect your bags and check it in again as normal for your connecting flight.
If you have booked all your flights under one booking with the same ticket number, you only need to check in your bags once when you start your journey then collect them at your final destination.
If you have booked two separate flights to reach your final destination, for example Edinburgh to London followed by London to New York, you will need to:
Always ensure you have the correct travel documentation for the country you are travelling to.
If you're travelling on an intercontinental flight, including Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev, from London Heathrow Terminal 3 or Terminal 5 we will need to check your passport and visa before you go through security.