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Easter is a very egg-citing time to go on holiday, but we don’t want you to get egg-hausted during your airport journey, so follow these top travelling tips for a cracking airport experience. 

🥚 Handle your Easter eggs with care 🥚

Stocking up on tasty Easter eggs is one of the best things about the season, but it would be a real crack-tastrophe if they were to get ruined or smashed into pieces during your travels. Here are some tips on the do’s and don’ts of travelling with Easter eggs...

1.  Don’t pack hollow Easter eggs

If you are considering flying some eggs across the world, then it is advised to take chocolate or crème filled ones, as hollow ones are prone to cracking into a million pieces when transported in baggage.

2.  Do take Easter eggs out of their boxes

Nothing is worse than taking up unnecessary space in your bags, especially when packing efficiently! So, if you are going to risk it and take your eggs in your bags, then it’s worth removing them from their packaging and wrapping them up in soft layers. This will save you some space and lower the damage done to your delicious eggs.

3.  Don’t take crème filled eggs through security

Yep, that’s right. You very well may be stopped during security checks if you pack crème filled eggs in your hand luggage as they may be considered a risk under the 100ml liquid rule.

4.  Do consider buying Easter eggs at your destination

Easter is celebrated all over the world, so chances are wherever you’re travelling to will sell an array of chocolatey treats. So, it may be worth saving yourself the hassle of packing and taking your Easter eggs from home, and instead indulging in chocolate at your given destination. You may even discover new delightful delicacies!  


✈️ Don’t cut it fine before flying ✈️

Heathrow Express will take you from central London direct to the airport in just 15 minutes!



A great way to reduce the chance of getting stressed before travelling is by planning ahead and arriving at Heathrow in good time before your flight.

Over the busier Easter period, we recommend passengers arrive at the airport to check in 2 hours before a short-haul flight and 3 hours before a long-haul flight.

We do ask people not to turn up significantly early for their flight, as this can cause unnecessary congestion in the airport. And to please make sure all your travel documents are up to date before you arrive.

🍔 Enjoy the Easter food specials at the airport 🍔

Enjoy all the Easter special menus, but make sure to keep room for an egg or two!



During school holidays, Easter included, parents should look out for the Kids Eat Free* offer. It’s a simple concept: when an adult chooses an item from the main menu your kids can eat for free. With great restaurants to choose from and a wide range of dishes, they'll be spoilt for choice.

A lot of Heathrow restaurants will also be offering Easter special menus and if you’re in a hurry you can pre-order food and drink from selected restaurants via the Heathrow app (see below). It'll save you time queueing, which means more time to enjoy yourself.

📱 Monitor queue times by downloading the Heathrow app 📱

Book parking, reserve food, track flights and more on the Heathrow app.

You can track flights, access live queuing times, book parking, discover shopping and dining, and, as we mentioned above, even pre-order your food or beverages on the Heathrow app. Whether it's your first time at Heathrow or you're a frequent traveller, the app is the ideal travel companion to make the most of your egg-ceptional excursion!

🐣 Make use of the egg-stra efficient E-gates 🐣

Our E-gates reduce queue times through security significantly.


The last thing you want to do after a flight is stand in an extra long queue to get through the magic gates of security that’ll lead you to your luggage.

Reduce queue times significantly by using the egg-xtra efficient E-gates that are available for anyone with an electronic passport. Simply scan your passport through the machine and allow the system to match your face to the chip in your passport.

Here is a list of the countries that get entry into the UK using E-gates with an electronic passport. 

🐇 Be prepared for Easter holiday security 🐇

  1. Bring no more than two items of hand baggage through security control, and ensure they are no larger than 56cm x 45cm x 25cm (22in x 18in x 10in).

  2. Put coins, keys, mobile phones and other small items in your coat or hand baggage.

  3. Place your hand baggage and coat into a tray.

  4. Remove electronic devices larger than a mobile phone – including laptops, tablets, e-readers and handheld game consoles – and place in a separate bin to your hand baggage/coat for screening. Mobile phones can stay secured in your carry-on bag.

  5. Make sure your electronic devices are charged. If they don't switch on, you may not be allowed to take them on to the aircraft.

  6. Remember: Liquids may only be carried in containers holding 100ml or less. They must be carried separately in a single bag, which is:

     - Transparent and resealable

     - No larger than 20cm x 20cm (8in x 8in) 

     - Able to close properly with all the items inside.

  7. At security control, place the bag in the tray with your other items.


🐰 Check out the egg-cellent Easter fun in Terminals 🐰

Don't miss out on the Easter fun happening in all Terminals!




Travelling through Heathrow during Easter isn’t like any other time during the year. So, if you are lucky enough to be jetting off in the next few weeks, then make sure to pay a visit to the egg-celent Easter activities taking place in each Terminal. From small games for kids and fantastic giveaways to smashing selfie walls.