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Edinburgh Airport: easyJet, BA, Ryanair and more latest check-in times

People travelling on holiday are naturally stressed about everything - especially when it comes to timings.

Whether it's about getting through traffic in enough time, allowing enough time for security or most importantly, making sure you have the right time and date of your flight - holidays are always stressful up until the moment you're at your accommodation.

In recent months airports across the UK have experienced issues with staff shortages due to Covid said to be one of the reasons for delays.

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On Thursday (May 26) Edinburgh Airport took to social media to inform passengers that easyJet was experiencing an IT problem, recommending passengers keep an eye out for any updates regarding the situation.

However things seem to be getting back to normal and now many people are wondering when they should be turning up for their flights.

We contacted the airlines below to get the latest up-to-date advice for those walking through the doors of Edinburgh Airport.

Here's what they advise...


The budget airline advises passengers to have all their documents ready and leave enough time to get through the airport so that you can be on time for your flight as if you’re late, they may not accept you for travel.

A spokesperson for the airline told us that people should turn up to Edinburgh Airport "between two and three hours before their flight."

In regards to the IT issues a spokesperson for the airline said: "easyJet can confirm that the earlier IT systems issues have now been rectified. Unfortunately, they resulted in some cancellations earlier today (May 26) and while we expect to operate most of our remaining flying programme some may still be subject to some disruption in the coming hours.

"We advise customers due to travel with us to continue to check Flight Tracker for the status of their flight before making their way to the airport. We apologise for the inconvenience caused and customers can apply for compensation in line with regulations."

British Airways

A representative for British Airways said: "Our airport check-in opens three hours before long haul flights and two hours before short-haul flights. We have a dedicated ‘Ready to Fly’ page on our website to help customers get ready for their trips."

You can visit their page here.


A TUI spokesman said: "We advise customers to please plan to arrive and proceed to check-in as normal, keeping in mind that standard check-in opens at least two and a half hours before departure time for short and mid-haul flights, and at least three and a half hours before departure for long-haul flights.

"Customers are reminded that arriving at the airport too far in advance of their flight can contribute to airport queueing delays."


On their website Jet2 state that if you're "travelling with hand baggage only and if you are in possession of your boarding card, you may proceed straight to security (unless your boarding card indicates otherwise).

"We advise that you arrive at least 90 minutes prior to your flight to allow enough time."


A Ryanair spokesman said: "Ryanair advises all passengers travelling from Edinburgh Airport to arrive at least 2 hours prior to their scheduled departure time."