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There are a variety of ways to check-in at London City Airport designed to speed up your journey. There are both check-in desks and self-service kiosks in the main terminal or you can use the online check-in facility on your airline's website.

Passengers are advised that check-in is open 2 hours before scheduled departure. Passengers will be unable to check-in before this time.

Check-in Desks

BA passengers travelling to New York can check-in, with hand luggage, 15 minutes before the flight is due to depart.

Air France passengers can check-in 15 minutes before the flight is due to depart with hand luggage and 30 minutes with checked in luggage.

CityJet passengers can check-in from 15 to 20 minutes before the flight is due to depart without bags, 30 minutes before with bags and 40 minutes before for those with connecting flights.

For all other passengers your airline will be able to confirm latest check-in times. Passengers are able to check-in hold baggage two hours before their flight is due to depart.

Check-in desks are located on the ground floor of the Terminal concourse, on the right hand side as you enter the building.

Common User Self Service (CUSS) Check-In

Passengers can check-in for flights with British Airways, Lufthansa, Air France, Alitalia, Luxair, KLM and SWISS using the CUSS machines in the Terminal concourse or outside the Airport entrance next to the London City Airport Docklands Light Railway station.

Self Service Check-In and Bag Drop 

Self bag tagging is available to all British Airways passengers. Visit one of the blue self-service check-in kiosks located in the main terminal or along the walkway between the airport and Docklands Light Railway station and follow the instructions. To view how this works click here.

Online Check-In

Most of our airlines now offer online check-in, so you can bring your printed boarding pass with you and some airlines offer mobile boarding on your mobile phone. Click here to visit your airline online check-in page. 

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Checking-in Ski Equipment


Alitalia advise all passengers travelling with sports equipment to contact their call centre to arrange the booking and check-in procedure.
Within the UK 08714 24 14 24
From outside the UK +39 06 2222

For operational reasons, restrictions may apply for groups in regards to check-in baggage, who are strongly advised to contact CityJet Customer Care in advance of travel. CityJet reserve the right to modify their policy at any time regarding the carriage of sporting equipment.
Additional information on Cityjet check-in can be found by clicking here


Please note that such additional items are booked in on request, and still require confirmation from SkyWork Airlines. Please consider that if you do not notify SkyWork of your sports equipment, you may not be permitted to take them on board.
Passengers checking-in equipment with British Airways, CityJet and Lufthansa should check-in as normal and comply with their airlines check-in policies. For more information regarding your airline and Ski equipment click here

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