Checking in

Find out where to go and what to do when you arrive at London Southend Airport.

Checking in

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

How do I check in?

Please visit your airline's website for advice on the check-in procedure.

What time does check in open?

Check in opens 2 hours before your scheduled time of departure.

What times is the airport open between?

The airport is open from 4am to midnight, seven days a week.

What ID do I need to check-in?

This is down to your airline but there are general rules. For European and international travel, a valid passport is required. For some countries your passport will need to be valid for at least six months after your intended return and you may also need a visa.

Before travelling, check your destination country's entry requirements and allow enough time to renew your passport and/or apply for a visa at the relevant embassy or consulate. It is also worth carrying additional photographic ID separate from your passport. More information can be found at

How many bags am I allowed?

Check with your airline or on your booking confirmation for on-board and checked-in baggage rules. 

How heavy can my bags be?

Check with your airline or your booking confirmation as rules and regulations vary.


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