Flights and airlines

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about flights and airlines at London Southend Airport

Flights and airlines

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

What time does my flight arrive?

You can see live flight information on our website.

When does my flight leave?

You can see live flight information on our website.

How long before my flight do I need to check-in?

We advise that you arrive at least two hours before your flight to allow plenty of extra time to check-in and pass through security. For information on online check-in, ask your airline.

How many bags am I allowed?

Different airlines have different rules; please ensure you check with your airline. Please note all passengers are also permitted to take on board an airport shopping bag.

How do I book special assistance?

Book special assistance through your airline or tour operator before you travel. Find more information on special assistance at London Southend Airport

What ID do I need to check in?

If you are travelling internationally, a valid passport is normally 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 you should 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 advisable to carry photocopies of your passport with you in case it is lost or stolen. It may also be worth carrying additional photographic ID separate from your passport.

If you are a UK citizen and your passport is lost or stolen you must report it to the UK Passport Service..

What should I do if my flight into or leaving Southend is cancelled?

If your flight is cancelled, you should contact your airline or tour operator.

What are my passenger rights?

If your flight arrangements are disrupted, for example your fight is substantially delayed or cancelled or your bags do not arrive at your destination with you, please contact your airline or tour operator directly.

To find out more information about your rights as a passenger departing from or arriving at any EU airport on a flight operated by an EU airline, visit the CAA website.

How do I book a flight?

You can book a flight to and from London Southend Airport on our website.

Alternatively you can contact airlines that fly from London Southend Airport directly.


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