Check in advice


Check in - online
Some airlines offer an online check in service. This allows passengers to check in for their flight and print their boarding card at home.

On arrival at the airport, passengers with hand luggage only, can go straight to security where you will need to show the boarding card you have already printed off. However, if you have bags to go in the hold you will need to hand these over at the relevant check in desk.

Please remember that each airline has its own set of rules and policies, and we would advise you to check their specific requirements prior to travel. Also, please make sure you have all the relevant paperwork with you when you arrive at the airport. For further information regarding baggage restrictions and security regulations please click here.

Passengers checking in online must be at the departure gate, ready to board the aircraft, at the time published on their boarding card. Prior to boarding passengers will be asked to show their boarding pass and a valid passport.

Check in at the Airport
On arrival at the airport, passengers should locate the relevant check in desk for their flights. Check in desks normally open two hours prior to the published departure time. However each airline has its own set of rules and policies, and we would advise you to check their precise requirements prior to travel.

At check in you will be asked to produce your flight tickets, and a valid passport. Any luggage going in the hold will be weighed and labelled, and you will be given a boarding card. Once you have checked in, please go through Security to the departures lounge. For further information regarding baggage restrictions and security regulations please click here.

Bournemouth Airport recommends that all passengers arrive at the airport two hours prior to departure in order to leave plenty of time to complete the check in process and pass through check in and security.

Bournemouth Airport cannot be held responsible for passengers missing their flight because they did not allow sufficient time to pass through the check in and security process.


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