Where to check in
There are two check-in areas at Glasgow Airport, both on the ground floor. Desks 1 to 39 are in the main terminal building while desks 40 to 64 are adjacent to the terminal in T2 check-in.
Check-in for all Jet2, Canadian Affair, Thomas Cook and Virgin flights is in T2. Please check flight display monitors in the terminal for all other airlines.
How early to arrive
Please check your ticket or contact your airline for advice on checking in times. However, as a general guide:
- Long-haul flights: check in three hours prior to scheduled departure.
- European flights: check in two hours before scheduled departure.
- UK and Ireland flights: check in one hour prior to scheduled departure.
After check-in you can proceed through security (on the first floor) where you will need to present your boarding card. This will then take you through to the departure lounge. Keep an eye on the information screens listing flight departures, boarding times and gate numbers. Boarding usually begins around 45 minutes before departure.
Self-service check-in is available to some passengers departing from Glasgow and can be a great way to save time on your journey through the airport. Simply check in using the self-service kiosk, then take your baggage to the bag drop location.
Self-service kiosks are located near the check-in desks for eligible passengers flying with
- British Airways
This service is not available to all passengers and destinations, so please check with your airline to see if you are eligible.
Some passengers flying with British Airways, bmi and KLM Cityhopper (including passengers holding an e-ticket from United Airlines) can check in online for flights departing Glasgow Airport.
Please check with your airline to see if this service is available for your journey, and please pay attention to the times given for dropping bags, collecting boarding cards and arriving at the gate.
What identification will I need to check-in?
Different airlines have different requirements on the identification you will need for your flight. In many instances this is a passport or another form of photographic ID. Please check with your airline for your specific flight and destination.