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Step1: Check-in

Where to check-in

There are many ways to check in for your flight at Edinburgh Airport. These include:

  • Online check in
  • Mobile check in
  • Self-service check in
  • Desk check in

Checking in before you arrive at the airport is the easiest, fastest and most convenient method; time to select your seats, print your boarding pass and prepare your documents before arriving at the airport.

If you've checked in before arriving at the airport, you can skip straight to Step 2: Bag Drop. If you've checked in before arriving at the airport and don't have bags to check-in, you can skip to Step 3: Security.

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 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 airline 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 your mobile phone can accept pictures you may be able to use mobile check-in to select seats and receive a mobile boarding pass. If you check-in using your airline's mobile app, your boarding card is sent directly to your phone.

Show this to the agent at the bag drop desk if you have hold baggage to drop off. For access to security control, you'll need to scan the mobile boarding pass on the barcode reader of the self-service access gate.

The airlines below provide a mobile check-in service. Please refer to your airline's website for information and guidance on using this service. Hint: search your airline's website on your mobile phone's web browser, the airlines mobile site should open. Here you'll find further information about mobile check-in.

Airlines offering mobile check-in for Edinburgh departures

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

British Airways Twilight check-in

British Airways offer a Twilight check-in service, giving passengers the opportunity to check-in the day before flying. This service is available Monday - Friday 16:00 - 20:00 and Saturday - Sunday 16:00 – 18:00 and is available for all next-day departing flights up until 09:00.

All passengers must be present when checking in.  Terms and conditions apply for Twilight check-in so please visit the British Airways website.

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

Use a self-service kiosk at the airport to choose your seat and print your boarding card, then take your baggage to the bag-drop facility. Airline staff will be on hand to assist with the check-in process and to answer any queries you may have.

Groups of up to a maximum of nine passengers can check-in and select their seats in one transaction.

Airlines offering self-service check-in at Edinburgh

Passengers travelling on scheduled services with all of the airlines below (to any destination) can check-in using our self-service kiosks.

  • Air France
  • British Airways*
  • Flybe
  • KLM
  • Loganair (operated by Flybe)
  • Lufthansa
  • Virgin Atlantic Little Red

* Passengers travelling with British Airways will also receive the baggage label for their hold baggage if they use the Self-service kiosk to check-in. A British Airways agent and a US Airways will be on hand to assist.

Desk check-in

All check-in and bag drop desks, together with airline ticket desks, are located on the ground floor of the main terminal building.

You will find flight information boards close to all main entrances. Find your check-in desk by looking up your flight number on these screens. You can also use the Edinburgh Airport mobile app; if your flight is open for check-in the desk numbers will be shown against your flight number on the 'departures' page.

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
  • Brussels Airlines
  • 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
  • Qatar
  • Norwegian
  • Thomas Cook
  • Thomson Airways
  • Turkish Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic Little Red
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