Check in & Luggage
Do not leave any baggage or personal items unattended at any time when you are at the airport, as it will be removed for security reasons and may be destroyed.
The terminal closes 45 minutes after the last scheduled flight arrives and opens at 04:00 daily.
NB. The terminal is not open overnight. This may change should there be delayed flights.
Southend Airport Railway Station Opening Hours:
The station opens 15 minutes before departure of the first train and closes immediately after departure of the last train. The station is staffed by our Customer Service Assistants at all times when the station is open.
NB. The railway station building is not open overnight. This may change should there be delayed trains.
London Southend Airport tries to process all passengers as efficiently as possible. London Southend Airport advises all scheduled flight passengers to arrive 2 hours before the scheduled time of departure of their flight.
Check in times:
Aer Lingus Regional: Check in opens 2 hours before scheduled departure time. Check in closes 50 minutes before scheduled departure time.
easyJet: Bag drop opens 2 hours before scheduled departure time. Bag drop closes 40 minutes before scheduled departure time. Please note that from Tuesday 30th April 2013 easyJet is introducing 100% online check-in. Check-in will no longer be able to be done at the airport the check-in desks will become bag-drop desks only.
Flybe: Check in opens 2 hours before the scheduled time of departure. Check in closes 50 minutes before the scheduled time of departure.
Thomson and First Choice: Check in opens 2 hours before scheduled departure time. Check in closes 45 minutes before scheduled time of departure.
Passengers should be aware that the terminal building is open between 04:00 and 00:00. All passengers arriving before 04:00 will not be allowed access to the terminal.
Each relevant airline will be able to advise on the maximum size and weight of hand luggage and hold luggage.
Check in/bag drop facilities at London Southend Airport
Most airlines accept a small piece of hand luggage to be taken on board, with larger pieces of luggage being placed into the hold. Sizes and weights vary airline to airline. London Southend Airport advises every passenger checks with their relevant airline before travelling as items which are oversize or overweight may be placed in the hold at a cost to the passenger.
We would suggest that you follow the below advice to ensure quick and easy access through London Southend Airport.
Please ensure that you pack the entirety of your bags yourself. Never allow anyone to tamper with your luggage
Do not travel with any gifts or items on behalf of another person
Never leave luggage unattended in or around the airport grounds. This is considered a security risk and all luggage left unattended will be removed and possibly destroyed
Do not pack any sharp or restricted items into your hand luggage. These items will be removed from your luggage
Remember to weigh your luggage before you arrive to avoid having to remove items from your luggage. Each airline will be able to advise you what weights are allowed for each piece of luggage
Remember to pack all liquids, creams or pastes which are in hand luggage into a transparent sealable bag. Please click here for more information.
Within the terminal
For any items of luggage or personal items which are left onboard aircraft which are outbound from London Southend passengers are advised to contact the airline with which they travelled with or the airport to which they were travelling to.
Please note that any luggage or items left unattended in or around the terminal may be removed and destroyed. Please ensure you keep your luggage with you at all times whilst at the airport.
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