Time to fly? Fantastic, head to the airport and get ready to start your trip! To make sure your departures experience is hassle-free, check out our handy guides to departing from all the major airports!
We've got up-to-date flight info on all the flights flying from all the major airports as well as handy hints, tips and plenty of extras that can really make your holiday one to remember.
Airport Departures - FAQs
Has my flight been cancelled?
The news none of us want, a cancelled flight, unfortunately they are part of airport life. Thankfully, there are departure boards dotted around all airports, in airport lounges and even in the lobbies of some of the airport hotels so you should never be far from that crucial information. Even better, keep your phone at hand and you can have flight cancellation and delay information at your fingertips the whole time.
How early should I arrive at the airport?
Most airlines recommend you arrive at least 2-3 hours before your flight departure time, some will even let you check-in online prior to that to save you some time. It's always best to double-check this information with your airline ahead of planning your flight day.
Where can I eat at the airport?
Once you're through security almost all airports will have a variety of dining options before you board, from a quick meal deal in the shop to a more serious affair in one of the eateries. Do be aware that both of these options can get quite busy during peak times, so we would suggest considering an airport lounge where you can put your feet up and enjoy unlimited food and drink before you board your flight.
How much liquid can I take on my flight?
Any liquids that you intend to take in your hand luggage must be no more than 100ml, and that includes toothpaste which is considered a liquid
How do I pass the time before my flight?
We think one of the best ways to pass time and relax at the airport is by booking access to an airport lounge. These tranquil spaces offer you a comfy seat away from the hectic Airport Departures Hall with free WiFi, drinks and snacks. You'll normally find reading materials such as magazines and newspapers as well as TVs, in some cases there may be kids' play areas, cinemas rooms or even nap pods and spas to help you unwind.
What is the baggage allowance?
There are strict regulations about the size of hand luggage permitted and the items you can take through security. The best place to check any luggage restrictions is with your airline directly, they may have specific weight or size guidelines for cabin and hold luggage. If you need some packing tips we've got you covered, make the most of your space and make sure you don't leave anything behind!
Are there long queues at the airport?
It is certainly a possibility, particularly if you are travelling during a peak season, such as the school holidays or around special celebrations such as Christmas, Easter and so on.
How can I book airport parking and hotels?
One of the easiest ways to improve your time at the airport is to get a good night's sleep before you fly, and with long commutes involved it's often best to book into an airport hotel. These hotels are close to your airport and are well-practised in making getting to your flight on time as simple as possible, often offering grab and go breakfasts in the early hours and simple transfers to get you to the terminal.
Combine the overnight stay with airport parking and you've got a recipe for success! Use our simple online booking system and we can get your stay, parking and any other extras you're looking for booked in a few short clicks. For even more convenience download our app and book everything on the go!
All information correct at time of writing. For the latest information please check with your airline.
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