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Check in

Check in desks open 2-3 hours before the flight is due to depart. East Midlands Airport recommends arriving at the terminal at least two hours before departure, even if you are using online check in.

Before you arrive at East Midlands Airport, make sure you have a valid passport (and visa where necessary) for your trip.

Many authorities require a passport that’s valid for at least six months from the time you fly. If you need help and advice, visit the UK Passport website.

On domestic flights, airlines now require to see appropriate photo identity. Please check with your airline about which forms of photo identity are acceptable.

Airline’s open and operate check-in times differently, please familiarise yourself with the below:

Jet2 / Thomson / Thomas Cook: 3 hours before departure
Ryanair: 2.5 hours before departure
Other airlines: 2 hours before departure.

Bag size

Your airline may enforce restrictions on the size of cabin bags. Please contact your airline for further information. For example, Ryanair sets a size limit of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm, and a weight limit of 10kg.

Musical Instruments

Large musical instruments will be allowed as an extra item of hand luggage, but these will will have to be screened separately.