Ryanair, easyJet, British Airways, Wizz Air… their latest guidance to passengers on airport arrival times

Ryanair, easyJet, British Airways...their guidelines on arrival time at the airport

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How long before departure should you arrive at the airport? Generally, it is advisable to arrive at least two hours early to avoid missing your international flight.

But sometimes airlines have their own instructions and recommendations, which may change depending on the period and destinations.

Ryanair, British Airways, Wizz Air, Jet2, easyJet and TUI have updated their guidelines British newspaper Mirror. They are here.


The Irish low-cost airline guidelines are as follows: Passengers must arrive at least two hours before their flight to check in and have their luggage checked. It is also mandatory for them to be at the boarding gate at least 30 minutes before departure.

“We recommend that all passengers reach the check-in or baggage drop-off counter at least 2 hours before their scheduled departure,” it said.Ryanair On its website. “If you have booked through an online travel agency, need to verify your reservation, and want to do so at the airport, make sure you reach the airport 2 hours before your flight. ,


“Customers are advised to arrive at their departure airport at least 2 hours before their scheduled departure,” the airline says on its website. Please note that check-in counters open at least 2.5 hours before flight.

Jet2 also recommends that its customers consult its web page at least 12 hours before their departure “to obtain the latest information on flights”, especially in the event of flight delays. She also reminds that baggage check-in closes 40 minutes before the scheduled departure time.


At TUI, the airline states on its website that “Standard check-in for short-haul and short-haul flights opens at least 2.5 hours before departure. » TUI also offers a pre-check-in service that allows passengers to check their luggage one day before their departure.

To help passengers navigate, TUI states on its website: “You can use check-in opening times as a guide, even if you have checked in online. ,


EasyJet, for its part, recommends that its passengers arrive at the airport at least two hours before departure. They will be able to go to the baggage drop-off to check their luggage without any pressure.

For travelers booking at the last minute, the low-cost airline reminds on its website that online check-in is possible from 30 days to two hours before scheduled departure.

British Airways

With British Airways, passengers can check in online 24 hours before departure time. Regarding airport check-in, please note that closing times vary depending on each departure airport (in the United Kingdom):

· 60 minutes before flight departure to London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports,

· 20 minutes from London City Airport,

· 45 minutes before flight departure for other airports.

Otherwise, the airline also recommends that its passengers be present at the boarding gate at least 45 minutes before departure.

Wizz Air

The low-cost airline recommends that its passengers arrive at least two hours early. Check-in already starts at the airport at this time. The counters close approximately 40 minutes before the scheduled departure.

However, Wizz Air recommends that customers always check their reservation and plane ticket details carefully. The airline actually warns on its site that “In some cases, airport check-in counters open and/or close earlier.

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