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Departing passengers

We want to make sure you have the best experience possible at Edinburgh Airport.  This page should give you all the information you need for what to do when you arrive for your flight.

When to check-in

The majority of flights at Edinburgh Airport will be open to check-in from two hours before the scheduled departure time.  However desk open times may differ depending on your airline.     

Check-in open two hours before departure:

  • Aer Arann
  • Aer Lingus
  • Air France
  • Air Transat
  • Blue 1
  • CityJet
  • First Choice
  • Fly Niki
  • Flybe
  • Germanwings
  • Iberia
  • Iceland Express
  • KLM
  • KLM Cityhopper
  • Loganair
  • Lufthansa
  • Minoan Air
  • OLT Express
  • Ryanair
  • SAS
  • SN Brussels
  • Vueling
  • Wideroe

Check-in open 2.5 hours before departure:

  • easyJet
  • FlyBe
  • Ryanair

Check-in open three hours before departure:

  • Air Canada Rouge
  • British Airways
  • First Choice
  • Jet2.com
  • Jet2 holidays
  • Qatar
  • Norwegian
  • Thomas Cook
  • Thomson Airways
  • Turkish Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • US Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic Little Red

Online check-in

If you have already checked in online and printed your boarding pass before arriving at the airport then all you need to do is drop off any baggage at using our self-service bag drop facilities in the check-in hall.  All easyJet and Ryanair passengers must check-in online before arriving at the airport.

Airport and airlin staff members are available if you have any questions or concerns.

All airlines operating from Edinburgh airport offer an online check-in facility.  Further information can be found on your airline's website.

Mobile check-in

If you check-in using an airline mobile app then your boarding pass will be sent directly to your phone.

Please show your mobile boarding pass to an a member of airline staff if dropping off baggage at our bag drop.  Your mobile boarding pass will also be scanned before you enter our security search area.

A number of airlines at Edinburgh Airport offer a mobile check-in facility:

  • Air France
  • CityJet
  • easyJet
  • Flybe
  • KLM
  • KLM Cityhopper
  • Lufthansa
  • Ryanair
  • SAS
  • SN Brussels
  • Turkish Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Vueling
  • Virgin Atlantic Little Red

Dropping off your baggage

If you are travelling with hold baggage and have checked in online or using your mobile app you will need to drop your bags at one of our bag drop desks or our sel-service bag drop facility.

Self-service bag drop

Passengers travelling with easyJet, Flybe or Ryanair can use our self-service bag drop facility.  These machines are very simple to use and allow you to print your own bag tags and dispatch your baggage yourself.  Airline staff are on hand to help should you need it.

  • Put your baggage on the machine scales
  • Scan your boarding pass
  • Once printed, carefully attach your bag tag and make your way to the drop-off point

Please make sure all hold and hand baggage meets airline size requirements before you fly.  Different airlines operate different baggage size rules so please double check this information on your airline website.  

Free baggage scales are available to use in the check-in hall.  Benches are provided beside these to make this easier for you to re-pack your bags.  Your airline will also have cabin bag sizers at the bag drop areas.

Top tips for packing:

  • Check all hold and hand baggage size and weight allowances on your airline website
  • Don'€™t wrap any gifts - they may need to be viewed by security teams and will be unwrapped
     

Items banned from luggage

The following items are prohibited in both hold and hand luggage:

  • Flammable liquids and solids
  • Oxidisers such as bleaching powders
  • Organic peroxides
  • Tear gas devices or any gas cylinders
  • Infectious substances such as live virus materials
  • Wet-cell car batteries
  • Magnetrons (Instruments containing mercury)
  • Instruments containing magnets
  • Fireworks and pyrotechnics
  • Non-safety matches
  • Fire lighters, lighter fuel, paints, thinners
  • Poisons, arsenic, cyanide, weedkiller
  • Radioactive materials, acids, corrosives, alkalis, caustic soda
  • Creosote, quicklime, oiled paper
  • Vehicle fuel system components which have contained fuel
  • Explosives, ammunition, detonators and related equipment
  • Smoke canisters and smoke cartridges

 

 

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