Heathrow Departures

Looking forward to your holiday? Of course you are – and the last thing you want is a bad airport experience because you haven’t planned your Heathrow airport departure. (...)

Fear not, our live Heathrow departures table will provide all the information you need to help everything run smoothly on the day you travel.

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391 flights departing Heathrow Airport on 06/08/20.

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Flight Departure
EI169 05/08/20 16:50
SA7979 05/08/20 13:55
UA7280 05/08/20 17:00
IB7722 05/08/20 09:50
MH9888 05/08/20 09:20
SK532 05/08/20 13:55
MH9824 05/08/20 11:40
RJ3009 05/08/20 20:10
IB7462 05/08/20 13:15
IB7566 05/08/20 18:00
RJ3011 05/08/20 19:00
RJ3003 05/08/20 18:05
IB7454 05/08/20 15:50
AC849 05/08/20 14:05
IB7594 05/08/20 18:15
LH6582 05/08/20 14:05
IB7505 05/08/20 13:25
UL2849 05/08/20 14:05
IB7581 05/08/20 19:05
IB4221 05/08/20 14:45
EW2465 05/08/20 19:00
UA9641 05/08/20 19:00
UA7655 05/08/20 09:50
EI8969 05/08/20 16:15
SK506 05/08/20 17:00
BA566 05/08/20 14:55
EK4 05/08/20 20:40
IB4228 05/08/20 10:35
IB4209 05/08/20 08:40
IB4189 05/08/20 11:50
IB4213 05/08/20 17:15
IB7728 05/08/20 13:20
IB7532 05/08/20 16:15
OS8227 05/08/20 14:05
UA8263 05/08/20 14:05
AC6386 05/08/20 21:30
IB7565 05/08/20 17:15
AI7309 05/08/20 14:05
XY3012 05/08/20 08:30
UA6846 05/08/20 10:15
AI7305 05/08/20 13:00
BA99 05/08/20 17:05
AC6512 05/08/20 15:00
GA9237 05/08/20 11:45
CZ7016 05/08/20 06:20
AI7760 05/08/20 18:10
BA578 05/08/20 08:50
EY7895 05/08/20 19:50
BA2684 05/08/20 12:10
AA6820 05/08/20 19:15
QR5885 05/08/20 18:40
BA306 05/08/20 08:55
QR5930 05/08/20 09:50
JL7791 05/08/20 13:20
JL7879 05/08/20 16:00
AC6944 05/08/20 09:10
IB7341 05/08/20 17:05
GF6613 05/08/20 11:50
AY5999 05/08/20 17:05
AY5527 05/08/20 14:00
JL6509 05/08/20 10:15
AA6837 05/08/20 08:50
UA919 05/08/20 12:00
UA9623 05/08/20 19:35
BA2712 05/08/20 06:50
AA6813 05/08/20 10:50
BA2718 05/08/20 12:40
JL7101 05/08/20 11:45
AA6824 05/08/20 12:30
BA936 05/08/20 07:25
KL1000 05/08/20 06:30
NH6142 05/08/20 19:10
BA482 05/08/20 19:15
MH9706 05/08/20 09:25
AF1281 05/08/20 17:35
RJ7009 05/08/20 17:00
BA2732 05/08/20 13:45
BA1434 05/08/20 07:50
CZ7646 05/08/20 17:10
AY5475 05/08/20 09:40
CZ7645 05/08/20 11:45
IB7445 05/08/20 14:00
LX3048 05/08/20 13:40
AA6409 05/08/20 12:40
GF6687 05/08/20 08:40
EW9463 05/08/20 19:35
BA866 05/08/20 07:30
AY5459 05/08/20 16:15
UA8810 05/08/20 09:30
AA6922 05/08/20 17:05
LH9348 05/08/20 14:10
JL7159 05/08/20 08:50
BA2556 05/08/20 13:25
JL6519 05/08/20 08:20
EW2463 05/08/20 09:10
CZ7845 05/08/20 06:30
UA949 05/08/20 13:40
BA842 05/08/20 13:35
LH901 05/08/20 09:30
AA8856 05/08/20 18:45
AC6913 05/08/20 14:50
AI7762 05/08/20 10:15
AA6984 05/08/20 16:15
AC6909 05/08/20 12:00
JL7777 05/08/20 16:10
BA2578 05/08/20 13:15
BA620 05/08/20 09:20
QR5946 05/08/20 10:10
KL1010 05/08/20 11:45
BA269 05/08/20 16:15
AY5509 05/08/20 13:40
LH7627 05/08/20 10:25
IB7374 05/08/20 09:40
JL7759 05/08/20 13:25
AA87 05/08/20 08:40
VA7020 05/08/20 13:25
AY5930 05/08/20 13:25
AA9006 05/08/20 18:20
AA9000 05/08/20 10:20
NH5355 05/08/20 21:00
TK1984 05/08/20 22:10
AY1332 05/08/20 10:20
QF3553 05/08/20 07:50
EY20 05/08/20 13:25
NZ4290 05/08/20 13:25
VS6711 05/08/20 06:20
GA9127 05/08/20 13:25
TP6898 05/08/20 13:25
EY7292 05/08/20 10:50
AY5920 05/08/20 16:10
AC6702 05/08/20 22:10
BA245 05/08/20 22:25
AZ203 05/08/20 12:15
SN9101 05/08/20 13:40
LX3040 05/08/20 10:25
IB7395 05/08/20 17:10
BA1516 05/08/20 09:35
AM7659 05/08/20 14:45
TP8985 05/08/20 21:00
HX1440 05/08/20 13:25
QR6241 05/08/20 08:05
AV6618 05/08/20 17:40
EW7461 05/08/20 19:25
UA9846 05/08/20 09:05
AY1338 05/08/20 18:20
LA5577 05/08/20 17:45
UA7211 05/08/20 21:00
EY12 05/08/20 08:20
UA9633 05/08/20 09:10
EY7884 05/08/20 15:25
QR6265 05/08/20 07:50
BA674 05/08/20 08:15
BA820 05/08/20 16:10
BA366 05/08/20 07:10
BA1476 05/08/20 10:10
AA6366 05/08/20 14:05
AC6968 05/08/20 08:45
AC6198 05/08/20 09:05
AY5896 05/08/20 16:00
VS206 05/08/20 21:50
AA6950 05/08/20 12:50
LY8013 05/08/20 11:00
MU6272 05/08/20 17:10
AY4177 05/08/20 11:00
AY4011 05/08/20 09:35
NZ4292 05/08/20 08:20
SA7300 05/08/20 14:05
BA57 05/08/20 21:25
AA6365 05/08/20 11:00
BA2648 05/08/20 15:45
IB7481 05/08/20 14:20
AA6502 05/08/20 08:20
VS7972 05/08/20 11:25
QS8651 05/08/20 13:35
BA814 05/08/20 09:55
BA582 05/08/20 18:05
AZ247 05/08/20 19:00
BA950 05/08/20 08:55
BA848 05/08/20 09:00
BA408 05/08/20 09:00
LX327 05/08/20 18:55
BA7067 05/08/20 15:35
AA8879 05/08/20 15:35
BA2570 05/08/20 06:40
AA6461 05/08/20 15:05
BA572 05/08/20 07:15
BA986 05/08/20 15:30
BA7010 05/08/20 07:50
BA139 05/08/20 10:15
JL6840 05/08/20 10:20
QR6 05/08/20 08:00
BA712 05/08/20 09:35
BA862 05/08/20 09:55
SQ2523 05/08/20 14:45
IB7659 05/08/20 11:40
BA640 05/08/20 10:20
AY5902 05/08/20 07:35
OK651 05/08/20 13:35
AA6848 05/08/20 12:40
LX317 05/08/20 09:00
AA6490 05/08/20 11:25
AY5493 05/08/20 12:50
IB7654 05/08/20 13:10
IB7651 05/08/20 14:25
IB7476 05/08/20 10:50
BA1458 05/08/20 19:05
IB7645 05/08/20 06:50
UL3201 05/08/20 10:20
QR4 05/08/20 13:55
BA2692 05/08/20 08:10
S48211 05/08/20 13:45
TP2913 05/08/20 13:45
BA6034 05/08/20 18:20
BA165 05/08/20 08:00
DL4404 05/08/20 14:45
BA494 05/08/20 11:00
BA540 05/08/20 08:00
BA173 05/08/20 11:20
BA2566 05/08/20 08:25
AA7006 05/08/20 16:05
BA478 05/08/20 07:40
IB7656 05/08/20 13:45
BA512 05/08/20 14:30
AT2801 05/08/20 17:45
DL4370 05/08/20 15:30
QR8294 05/08/20 17:35
AA6956 05/08/20 17:10
LA7139 05/08/20 18:45
IB7483 05/08/20 19:15
LY8066 05/08/20 09:35
JL7823 05/08/20 08:30
BA2608 05/08/20 14:05
UA6861 05/08/20 13:45
KQ1000 05/08/20 06:30
IB7399 05/08/20 13:40
BG202 05/08/20 18:20
SU2581 05/08/20 10:40
BA354 05/08/20 14:05
ET1140 05/08/20 14:05
AA6533 05/08/20 09:55
BA434 05/08/20 11:45
BA502 05/08/20 15:10
BA604 05/08/20 08:35
AA6359 05/08/20 15:10
BA356 05/08/20 17:45
UA6859 05/08/20 18:45
QR5927 05/08/20 09:15
BA2726 05/08/20 14:25
SU2583 05/08/20 17:15
AA6793 05/08/20 07:35
BA454 05/08/20 15:55
QF3513 05/08/20 09:00
AM7031 05/08/20 22:45
AF6752 05/08/20 15:30
LX355 05/08/20 14:25
UA9620 05/08/20 08:05
EI155 05/08/20 09:50
EW9469 05/08/20 08:05
TG6223 05/08/20 09:50
UA7656 05/08/20 16:50
BA1526 05/08/20 09:30
AC6960 05/08/20 08:05
AA6520 05/08/20 14:55
TP6847 05/08/20 19:00
RJ3017 05/08/20 20:30
AA195 05/08/20 09:30
AC9939 05/08/20 13:55
AC6907 05/08/20 09:50
IB7540 05/08/20 09:20
LH915 05/08/20 17:30
S74002 05/08/20 08:45
IB7586 05/08/20 10:10
MH9868 05/08/20 13:20
IB4228 05/08/20 12:50
AZ207 05/08/20 16:55
IB4209 05/08/20 12:15
EI8993 05/08/20 17:10
CZ7607 05/08/20 09:55
KL1008 05/08/20 09:55
G35079 05/08/20 06:20
EI8807 05/08/20 12:50
WY104 05/08/20 08:25
G35097 05/08/20 17:35
DL9415 05/08/20 09:55
VS6916 05/08/20 09:55
IB4915 05/08/20 11:00
LH6838 05/08/20 13:00
QF3556 05/08/20 15:25
MH9680 05/08/20 08:40
AY5979 05/08/20 18:15
AI130 05/08/20 13:15
LA5504 05/08/20 17:15
QF3563 05/08/20 08:40
AA6594 05/08/20 08:45
JL6507 05/08/20 08:40
BA654 05/08/20 11:00
LH909 05/08/20 15:30
AA6649 05/08/20 11:35
EI8328 05/08/20 08:30
JL7821 05/08/20 15:05
BA982 05/08/20 08:45
EI8308 05/08/20 17:15
JL7799 05/08/20 14:05
LA5555 05/08/20 18:35
LA5510 05/08/20 18:15
AI162 05/08/20 09:45
JL6535 05/08/20 11:35
AI178 05/08/20 12:30
BA636 05/08/20 07:00
BA1470 05/08/20 13:20
BA1306 05/08/20 08:40
BA650 05/08/20 09:25
BA113 05/08/20 16:20
BA608 05/08/20 08:10
AA109 05/08/20 09:45
AA99 05/08/20 07:45
MH9407 05/08/20 07:45
AA6128 05/08/20 15:25
AA141 05/08/20 19:30
BA1545 05/08/20 09:45
AA733 05/08/20 12:20
BA49 05/08/20 15:25
GF6631 05/08/20 09:45
AC6038 05/08/20 16:35
MH9463 05/08/20 19:30
AA8863 05/08/20 10:30
BE2106 05/08/20 14:30
AA7002 05/08/20 17:10
BE2122 05/08/20 09:45
AA6926 05/08/20 16:20
PK786 05/08/20 18:25
GA9057 05/08/20 20:45
ME4507 05/08/20 13:00
UU8281 05/08/20 17:35
SQ2863 05/08/20 16:35
AC6756 05/08/20 18:10
BA209 05/08/20 13:40
BA287 05/08/20 14:00
VN3653 05/08/20 06:20
EK9944 05/08/20 17:30
KQ3089 05/08/20 06:20
MU4999 05/08/20 06:20
CZ7193 05/08/20 17:35
AF1681 05/08/20 09:00
DL8300 05/08/20 17:35
GF2 05/08/20 10:00
MU4978 05/08/20 09:00
DL8619 05/08/20 06:20
OS8239 05/08/20 13:00
EK8 05/08/20 09:05
EY7528 05/08/20 17:30
SK810 05/08/20 17:30
AC9947 05/08/20 09:50
BA247 05/08/20 22:25
BA450 05/08/20 15:50
OU5489 05/08/20 06:30
BA31 05/08/20 18:40
BA792 05/08/20 16:00
NH6756 05/08/20 19:25
AA6436 05/08/20 10:10
AC5363 05/08/20 14:10
A31607 05/08/20 06:30
XY3026 05/08/20 19:45
XY3020 05/08/20 13:50
IB7313 05/08/20 15:25
CZ7219 05/08/20 18:00
CZ7213 05/08/20 18:15
AA6804 05/08/20 13:15
BE2126 05/08/20 18:05
AY5449 05/08/20 15:25
AA6853 05/08/20 08:50
JL6541 05/08/20 09:55
BA460 05/08/20 13:15
OU5481 05/08/20 09:30
JL7859 05/08/20 15:30
MH9830 05/08/20 19:05
JL8422 05/08/20 18:55
AA6357 05/08/20 14:05
AA6361 05/08/20 13:25
QR5903 05/08/20 15:10
UA9759 05/08/20 13:50
JL6533 05/08/20 09:35
LX333 05/08/20 13:50
AA6606 05/08/20 08:00
SU2585 05/08/20 22:45
BA320 05/08/20 11:25
BA346 05/08/20 09:45
QR5925 05/08/20 15:55
UA9739 05/08/20 14:25
QF3509 05/08/20 07:35
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With so many Heathrow flight departures each and every day, (we’re talking thousands!) it really is no surprise that Heathrow is the UK’s busiest airport. Therefore it is vital to get your plans sorted before you set off.

You can use the list above to find all Heathrow departures. Live and future flights will be displayed simply by using the drop-down boxes. We can tell you the status of all Heathrow departures, your terminal, a map showing where the flight is on its path, the current weather and forecast at your destination as well as many other things.

Heathrow Departures - live

You may be checking Heathrow departures live because you have friends or family due to land at Heathrow, or perhaps you're searching for a departure in the future to find which terminal you fly from so you can book your Heathrow airport parking. Or maybe...now you know Holiday Extras provide you with a whole manner of information, it’s just to have a quick peek to check the sun is still shining at your destination.

No matter the reason, using the filter above our Heathrow departures timetable, you can find your flight and use the information we provide to plan your holiday more carefully.

Heathrow departures - which terminal

With 5 busy terminals serving over 2 thousand daily Heathrow departures, which terminal? is a very frequent question from many passengers departing from the airport.

It may be a case that once you find out which terminal you are flying from you are able to book an overnight hotel at Heathrow, arrange your transport to and from the airport, or perhaps even something more simple like deciding where you can eat before your flight. Whatever the reason for searching your Heathrow departure, which terminal you are due to fly from is extremely important information to acquire.

With Heathrow being such a busy airport it is always worth being mindful that changes can be made at any time and for any reason, airlines that have always occupied a particular terminal could be moved. An example of this is the re-opening of Terminal 2 in June 2014, many airlines will be re-housed due to the new innovative terminal opening. Check out our Heathrow Terminal 2 - Airline Moves for more details.

Now you have discovered our live Heathrow departures list, finding your terminal is easy. Use the drop-down boxes to select your flight and you are then just one click away from all the information you could possibly need.

Terminal travel information:

There are 5 terminals at Heathrow airport, numbered 1 - 5.

The new Terminal 2 is set to open in June 2014 and has been designed to make every single journey even better than before. The travel links will be improved and the terminal will be flooded with natural light that isn't always found in airport terminals.

With a site that covers 3,000 acres, we understand that Heathrow can be a pretty baffling place. The information we provide for your Heathrow departure and which terminal you need is to ensure you have the smoothest start and finish to your holiday.

Where walking between terminals isn't possible, the transport links are regular and efficient. Terminal 1 and 3 are only a short walk apart, whereas 4 and 5 are served by free trains and buses.

The details below show the method of transport and the time it takes to travel between each terminal:


Terminal 1 to Terminal 3: Walk - 10 minutes

Terminal 1 to Terminal 4: Heathrow Express - 20 minutes

Terminal 1 to Terminal 5: Heathrow Express - 20 minutes or Underground - 16 minutes


Terminal 3 to Terminal 1: Walk - 10 minutes

Terminal 3 to Terminal 4: Heathrow Express - 20 minutes

Terminal 3 to Terminal 5: Heathrow Express - 20 minutes or Underground - 16 minutes


Terminal 4 to Terminal 1: Heathrow Express - 20 minutes

Terminal 4 to Terminal 3: Heathrow Express - 20 minutes

Terminal 4 to Terminal 5: Bus 490, 482 - 20 minutes


Terminal 5 to Terminal 1: Heathrow Express - 20 minutes or Underground - 16 minutes

Terminal 5 to Terminal 3: Heathrow Express - 20 minutes or Underground - 16 minutes

Terminal 5 to Terminal 4: Bus 490, 482 - 20 minutes


Please note that the London underground is only free if you use a Transport for London Oyster Card.

Once you have found your flight in our Heathrow departures list, discovered which terminal you are flying from and had a little look at the weather forecast both at Heathrow and at your destination, you will feel confident of a stress-free departure.

Our dedicated terminal pages will help to find any other specific terminal information you need to know at Heathrow airport:

Heathrow terminal 1

Heathrow terminal 2

Heathrow terminal 3

Heathrow terminal 4

Heathrow terminal 5

Heathrow Departures - Virgin

Heading to Terminal 3 for your Heathrow departure? Virgin Atlantic happen to be your chosen airline? ...No wonder you‘re excited! Chances are you are jetting off somewhere exotic.

With their fleet of Boeing wide-bodied jets and Airbus’, Virgin Atlantic provide long-haul flights to North America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

Favoured for their laid-back attitude and friendly service, the British airline go above and beyond to make your journey as enjoyable as possible.

Make your Heathrow departure with Virgin even easier by utilising their Mobile Check-In service. The mobile site makes check-in available to passengers between 24 hours and 2 hours before your flight leaves.

With the arrival of Little Red to Heathrow departures, Virgin have added 26 daily services from London to Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Manchester. This essentially provides a convenient link for international passengers flying to London.

Although Virgin departures from Heathrow are predominantly from Terminal 3, this could be subject to change. It is always recommended to use our departures timetable above to check not only the terminal you need but a whole world of other useful information is also available.

Heathrow Departures - British Airways

Heathrow Airport is proud to be the main hub for iconic airline British Airways. Branded with the flag, BA are the largest airline based on the number of fleet, international flights and international destinations they operate.

With over two thousand daily flights, it's no wonder Heathrow is a bustling, busy place, and owing to the fact that they own 40% of the slots available at Heathrow departures, British Airways contribute a vast number of those passengers travelling through the airport.

With such a strong presence at the airport BA are always striving to ensure they provide a seamless service for their passengers. They offer check-in services online, on your mobile and at the airport, with online and mobile being available 24 hours prior to your flight, meaning passengers have a greater seat choice and save time and the dreaded queues on the day of their flight.

The majority of British Airways flights operate from Terminal 5, however some short-haul and mid-haul flights can depart from Terminal 1 and 3, therefore Holiday Extras always suggest you check on the Heathrow departures timetable, this way there is no chance of arriving at the wrong terminal on your day of travel.

Heathrow Departures - Terminal 3

Used by over 15 million passengers, Heathrow departures at Terminal 3 mainly operate long-haul flights. Some European flights do operate from this terminal so always be sure to use the live Heathrow departures list above to check your flight and any other relevant information you may need.

The services and facilities at Heathrow departures Terminal 3 have been designed and provided to ensure passengers have a simple and enjoyable experience at the airport. After all your departure from Heathrow is an important part of your holiday.

As well as your usual bars, restaurants and shopping outlets, other useful facilities include:

  • Baggage Enquiries
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Cash Facilities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Toilets and Showers
  • Medical Care

Transport: At only 15 miles from Central London, public transport to and from Terminal 3 is in abundance. Whether you are traveling by bus, coach, train or driving yourself, you will find a service that will allow you to arrive at the airport with little effort involved.

The National Express and other coach operators, run services between Heathrow Departures Terminal 3 and over 500 UK destinations.

The rail network is extensive. The London Underground can get you into Central London in only 16 minutes, from here...the UK is your oyster.

Self Service Check-In: Self service check-in is safe and quick to use. It will save you valuable time when at the airport. Terminal 3 has kiosks located near the standard check-in desks.

The self-service check in kiosks are available for the following airlines:

  • Air Canada
  • American Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Japan Airlines
  • SAS
  • Virgin Atlantic

Heathrow Departures - Terminal 4

Over 14 million passengers pass through Heathrow departures - Terminal 4 each year. The terminal houses 37 airlines, with Air India, Delta and KLM being the major airlines that you will see.

The flights from this terminal are long-haul and to European destinations. This could always be subject to change, so it's always recommended to use the Heathrow departures timetable above to check which terminal you are flying from, as well as lots of other useful information for your flight and destination.

The terminal has loads of bars and restaurants to choose from along with other conveniences such as: baggage enquiries, foreign exchange, cash facilities, travel insurance, toilets and showers and medical care.

Transport: Being so close to London, Heathrow is very accessible. You are spoilt for choice with airport parking services and public transport to and from the airport. The bus, coach, and rail network offer fast and efficient transport covering over 500 locations nationwide.

Check-In is located on the first floor of Heathrow departures Terminal 4.

Self Service Check-In: Self service check-in is available. The kiosks are easy to use and will help you to save time. Once you are checked in, all you need to do is head to the bag drop desks.

You can use this service if you are flying with the following airlines:

  • Air France
  • Gulf Air
  • KLM

Heathrow Departures - Terminal 5

Terminal 5 is the newest addition to Heathrow Airport and is the largest free-standing structure in the UK. The terminal was built and designed to handle a whopping 35 million passengers a year.

British Airways have the most presence at Heathrow Terminal 5, boasting an extremely long list of destinations, including a number of locations across the UK, Europe and Long-Haul. Iberia also use the terminal but have adapted their flight numbers to be the same as BA.

Although it is British Airways and Iberia who dominate the terminal, being the UK’s busiest airport things could change at any time. Here at Holiday Extras, we always suggest you check our live Heathrow flight table to make sure you know which terminal you are flying from.

Traffic: The amount of traffic to and from Heathrow departures Terminal 5 became so substantial that a dedicated motorway spur was built linking it to the M25, thus making it extremely accessible. The terminal also has its own train station linking it to the London Underground and Heathrow Express rail networks. The journey in and out of London are very fast and frequent. You can be in Paddington, (Central London) in just 21 minutes. Alternatively the Piccadilly Line on the London Underground, although slower with a journey time of 45 minutes, is a much cheaper option.

Of course the services and facilities at Heathrow Departures Terminal 5 are everything you’d expect and hopefully more. Designed with both style and comfort in mind, you will be sure to find everything you need within the terminal to make your time at the airport enjoyable.

The terminal has loads of bars and restaurants to choose from so you really can start your holiday early.

Check-In: Check-in kiosks are available for you to check-in for your flight and print your boarding passes. Once you are checked in, if you have luggage to be checked-in you need to head to the bag drop desks. There are also manned check-in desks available.

Checking in

Heathrow airport advises that you arrive for check-in at least three hours before long-haul and El Al flights, two hours before European flights and 90 minutes before flights within the UK and Ireland – though we’d probably advise making that two hours too.

Self-service check-in – where you check yourself in, choose your seat and print your boarding card at a computer before dropping your bags off – is available with the following airlines: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, American Airlines, British Airways, Gulf Air, Japan Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.

Online check-in – where you choose your seat and print your boarding pass online before you arrive at the airport – is available with the following airlines: Air France, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Swiss, Turkish Airlines and Virgin Atlantic. In addition, American Airlines, British Airways and Lufthansa offer mobile check-in with some phones.

The check-in desks are on the first floor in terminals 1 and 4, the ground floor in terminal 3 and the top floor of terminal 5.

Baggage allowance

Your baggage allowance, both for hand luggage and for hold baggage, will be determined by your airline, so check with them to see how much you’re allowed to take. There’s more information, including a list of items not allowed in hand luggage, here.

Book Heathrow parking and hotels

Where are you going to leave your car while you’re away? Where are you going to stay the night before your flight? It’s worth thinking about these questions and getting your Heathrow airport parking and Heathrow airport hotel booked as early as possible – that way you can get the best price. You can save up to 60 per cent on airport parking and up to 40 per cent on airport hotels when you book early with us. Our Heathrow hotel with parking deals are particularly good value too.

Dropping off passengers

There are set-down lanes outside all four terminals where you can drop passengers off, but you can’t park. If you’re picking passengers up, you should wait in the Short-Stay car parks. Prices are the same at all terminals: £2.90 for up to 30 minutes, £4.90 for up to an hour and £7.20 for up to 90 minutes. (Prices correct on August 21, 2013.)

Buy before you fly

Booking in advance can save you pounds