We've made checking in fast and easy so you can spend more time doing what you want to do.
There are four ways you can check in for your British Airways flight; online at ba.com; on your internet enabled mobile phone; at an airport kiosk; or at a British Airways check-in desk.Open all linksClose all links
It is important that you check in for your flight and get to the gate on time.
Whether you’re travelling for business or going on holiday you can make the start of your journey as enjoyable and stress free as possible by checking in online, open from 24 hours before your flight departs.
ba.com is now with you wherever you are. You can check in whilst travelling to the airport, or choose seats for tomorrow’s flight home without leaving the beach.
By visiting ba2go.com on your mobile phone you can select seats and check in individuals, groups and families for departure or return flights.
Once you have checked in, you can choose to:
Save time at the airport with our quick and easy to use check-in kiosks, available at selected airports.
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On all flights departing from London Heathrow Terminals 1 and 3, plus London Gatwick and London City airports, you can use a British Airways check-in kiosk to print your baggage tags, even if you have already printed your boarding card at home. When you have printed your baggage tags, please drop your tagged baggage at one of the Bag Drop desks
Check-in kiosks are available to:
You cannot use a check-in kiosk if:
If you have a disability, additional needs or cannot use check-in on ba.com or a check-in kiosk, there are still check-in desks available at the airport, where our customer service staff will take care of you.
Your passport or ID will be checked at the airport, before you board your flight.
If you’re flying longhaul or taking a shorthaul flight to Moscow, St Petersburg, Tripoli or Kiev and you’ve checked in online or at a check-in kiosk at the terminal, you will need to go to one of the passport and visa check desks before going to security.
If you have baggage to check in, your passport and visa will be checked at a Bag Drop or customer service desk.
If you have baggage, you can go to a Bag Drop desk, where your baggage will be tagged by a customer service agent and sent to the aircraft.
On all flights departing from London Heathrow Terminals 1 and 3, plus London Gatwick and London City airports, you can use a British Airways check-in kiosk to print your baggage tags, even if you have already printed your boarding card at home. When you have printed your baggage tags, please drop your tagged baggage at one of the Bag Drop desks.
Please allow yourself plenty of time to go through airport security checks.
Increased security at most airports means that the screening of hand baggage and body checks can take longer, particularly at busy times, so please allow plenty of time to get to your flight on time.
When travelling from the USA, you must go to a check-in desk and see a British Airways agent, even if you have used online check-in or a check-in kiosk. This is to complete formalities before you go through security.
Please have your boarding pass and passport (plus any other travel documents like visas etc.) readily available when boarding at the gate.