Travelling through Heathrow this Christmas

We’re looking forward to welcoming you and your loved ones to the airport this Christmas and working hard to make sure your trip runs as smoothly as possible. To help with this process, please be aware of the following:

 

Consider your arrival time
Allow three hours to check-in before a long-haul flight and two hours to check-in before a short-haul flight – and make sure all your travel documents are up-to-date. Please don't turn up significantly early for your flight as this can cause unnecessary congestion in the airport and you may not be able to check in your bags. You can monitor current security waiting times using the Heathrow app and on your flight detail page.

 

Remove liquids from hand luggage
You can’t take liquids with a capacity over 100ml through security. Liquids under 100ml should be removed from your hand luggage and placed in a single transparent, re-sealable plastic bag of not more than one litre capacity. Each bag must be able to close properly with all the items inside. These bags are available free-of-charge before security. Passengers are strictly limited to one bag of liquids per person.

(“Liquids” includes all drinks and syrups; creams, lotions, oils, perfumes; sprays, shaving foam, deodorants, gels and pastes; soups, jams, preserves, chutneys – and snow globes)

 

Travel tips
Skip to Content
Saved Flights

Your Saved Flights

No Saved Flights

  • British Airways Hero

    British Airways

    British Airways was created in 1973 when BOAC and BEA merged to form a single airline. In 1987 it became a private company. In 2011, British Airways merged with Iberia to become part of the International Airlines Group.
    Operates in:
    T3
    T5
    Reservation: 0344 493 0787*
    Customer Service: 0344 493 0787*
    Special Assistance: 0344 493 0787*

    * Additional charges may apply [More info]

    ** International number

    IATA Code
    Flight numbers begin with IATA code BA.

    BA

    Alliance membership

    5 Lounges in Terminal 5


    Galleries Club Lounge South - After Security

    Galleries Club Lounge • Level 4
    View on Map

    Galleries Club Lounges North - After Security

    Departures • Level 3
    View on Map

    Galleries Club Lounge - After Security

    Gate B36 • Level 2
    View on Map

    5:30 AM - 10:00 PM

    Galleries First Lounge - After Security

    Departures • 3
    View on Map

    British Airways Arrivals Lounge - Before Security

    Galleries Arrivals Lounge • 1
    View on Map

    5:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    *Airline lounges are invitation-only – please check entry rules with your airline. This information is provided as a service to passengers and may be subject to change.

    fast track

    HEATHROW FAST TRACK

    Sail through security

    Pre-book priority service at airport security and make a flying start to your journey.

    Imagine your next adventure

    COUNTRY AND CITY GUIDES

    Imagine your next adventure

    Take yourself on a journey through all Heathrow’s destinations. Who knows where it will take you next.

    Imagine your next adventure