Where to Go
There is only one check-in area located at the end of the terminal building with signs clearly directing passengers in the correct direction.
There are 10 check in desks and each will display on the screens above the desks which airline they are checking in.
If you have already checked in online and only have hand luggage you should go directly through security to the departure lounge, this is clearly sign posted and is located at the top of the escalators near to check in/ bag drop, security is a short walk along the balcony.
When to Arrive
Check your ticket or booking confirmation for advice on checking-in/ bag drop times. As a general guide we would suggest if dropping bags or checking in that you arrive at least 2 hours prior to your 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.
Check in closes between 40 and 30 minutes before the scheduled time of departure depending on your airline. Boarding normally begins 40 minutes before the standard time of departure.
We advise that to get the most time at London Southend, we recommend after check in/ bag drop passengers go directly to security and into the departure lounge.
At Check-in / Bag Drop
To save time, have your tickets/ booking confirmation and passport ready, and make sure your hand baggage contains only valuables and items you will need during the journey.
easyJet offers online check in which opens 30 days before the day of departure and closes 2 hours before the standard departure time. easyJet does operate a 100% online check in system and advise passengers to have boarding cards printed before arriving at the airport.
Flybe offers online check in which opens 36 hours before the standard time of departure and closes 2 hours before the standard departure time.
Thomson/First Choice have check in desks within the airport which open 2 hours before the standard time of departure.