The check-in area is directly inside the terminal as you enter by the main entrance and is signed Departures.
Please check your ticket or contact your airline for advice, but as a general guide:
- International flights – check in two hours before scheduled departure.
- UK and Ireland flights – check in one hour prior to scheduled departure.
Passengers flying with the following airlines can check in online for flights departing from Southampton Airport. Please note that passengers who have checked in online still have to arrive in good time for their flight – pay close attention to the times given by your airline for dropping bags, collecting boarding cards and arriving at the gate.
- Check in now with Air France
- Check in now with Blue Islands
- Check in now with Flybe
- Check in now with Aurigny**
** Only available for passengers without hold luggage.
Depending on your airline, you may be able to use this time-saving service. Simply use the self-service kiosk to check in and print your boarding card, then go to the fast bag drop desk. Flybe passengers can use the kiosks in the Short Stay Car Park as well as in the terminal.
Please note that some passengers and flight destinations are not eligible for self service check-in. Please confirm whether this service is available to you at the time of booking or visit your airline's website to find out about service limitations.
Once you've checked in you'll pass through security control before entering the departure lounge. Once you're there, keep an eye on the information screens listing flight departures, boarding times and gate numbers.
Boarding usually begins around 45 minutes before departure.