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British Airways offering ‘overnight bag drop’ at Heathrow Airport

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British Airways is now publicising the fact that you can check in your bags at Heathrow on the day before you fly.

Take a look at this page of ba.com.

Whilst it has only just been added to the website, it appears that this has been quietly offered since last Autumn to anyone who turned up and asked.  British Airways has now decided to make it an official part of its service.

British Airways offering 'overnight bag drop' at Heathrow

Here are the times it is available, plus times for Gatwick and Edinburgh where it has been offered for a while:

Heathrow Terminal 5 – check-in between 16.00 and 22.00 for flights departing before 13.00 the next day

Heathrow Terminal 3 – service not available

Gatwick South – check-in between 16.00 and 22.00 for flights departing before 13.00 the next day

Edinburgh – check-in between 04.00 and 20.00 (18.00 on Saturdays) for flights departing before 09.30 the next day

It is not available at any other airport at present.  Whether it rolls out further will depend partly on take-up but also on the ability of the airport to handle luggage which is checked in early.

PS.  If you missed it, take a look at our recent article on the top 10 reasons why you may want to apply for the British Airways American Express credit card.

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Comments (183)

  • Bagoly says:

    For reference: It seems that Star Alliance offers check-in up to 23 hours beforehand at their hub airports in Europe, and some others.

    https://www.lufthansa.com/us/en/late-night-check-in says: In general, late-night check-in is possible for all flights operated by Lufthansa or a Lufthansa Regional partner and is available at numerous airports.”

    And LOT says:
    Check-in for flights operated by LOT Polish Airlines (flight numbers LO001-3999*) is open:

    23 hours before scheduled departure time for flights departing from Warsaw to any LOT Polish Airlines destination,as well as from the below mentioned airports: Stockholm (ARN), Copenhagen (CPH), Dusseldorf (DUS), Munich (MUC), Frankfurt (FRA), Geneva (GVA).