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How to use Twilight Bag Drop if you're flying Ryanair, easyJet, or, or British Airways

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Fancy dropping your bags at the airport the night before you fly? One less thing to deal with when you arrive in the morning, right?

If this sounds like the ultimate convenience then you should know a Twilight Bag Drop service is being operated daily by four different airlines at Edinburgh Airport.

Anyone who has a morning flight with Ryanair, easyJet, or British Airways can take advantage providing you can get to the airport to check-in your bags the night before.

Your flight must be before midday for easyJet, and British Airways, and before 08:00 if you're flying with Ryanair.

The airlines operate different bag drop times - so make sure you check this before you arrive with your luggage.

What time can you drop luggage off?

AirlineDays offeredHours of operationDeparture time
RyanairMonday - Sunday17:00 - 21:00Before 08:00
easyJetMonday - Sunday16:00 - 21:00Before 12:00
Jet2.comMonday - Sunday16:30 - 21:00Before 12:00
British AirwaysMonday - Sunday16:00 - 20:00Before 12:00

Please note, if you want to use the Twilight Bag Drop service with you must check in online at least 24 hours before your flight.

Twilight Bag Drop - for all airlines

To use Twilight Bag Drop you must have completed check in and have a boarding pass.

The lead booker must be present when bags are being dropped off, and while they can drop off up to six bags on behalf of others they are travelling with, they'll need to bring everyone's passports and boarding passes with them.

For further information on the Twilight Bag Drop service you should contact your airline directly.

If you're not checking in bags the night before it's important to ensure you arrive at the airport for your airline's check-in desk opening.

There's no point in getting here too early as you won't be able to drop your bags off - and this can lead to some extra queues - and don't arrive too late and risk cutting it fine.

Check-in desk opening times

Different airlines open their check-in desks at different times, so it's always best to check this before the day of your flight.

While some open their desks up to four hours before flight times, others do so two hours ahead of departure.

Desks and times can vary, and are subject to change by the airline.

Check-in desk times

Hand luggage rules

Hand luggage rules

Do you know the dos and don'ts of airport security? Check out our complete guide on what you can and can't take in your hand luggage.

Read more here

When to arrive at the airport

When to arrive at the airport

Top tip - always arrive at the airport for your check-in desk opening. Not sure when this is? Good job we've got a guide for that.

Check out your check-in desk time

3 mins
security hall time