If youre jetting off on holiday from Bristol airport, we want to make sure everything happens for you without a hitch. First things first: well check your flight status. Weve got live status updates below for all flights leaving Bristol airport today or just enter a flight number and a date into the boxes on the right to get details. We can tell you the status of your flight and show you where the plane is right now on a map; weve also got details of the plane youll be flying in, information about the airline, a list of places to visit at your destination and even the current and forecast weather there.
Passengers flying from Bristol airport are advised to arrive at least two hours before their flight. If youre going to be checking in and going through security between 6am and 7.30am, its worth remembering that this is the busiest time. You should also always check with your airline in case they require you to check in sooner.
easyJet and Ryanair are among the airlines flying from Bristol that offer online check-in if you want to use this option, your flight confirmation email should tell you what to do. When you get to the airport, all youll then need to do is drop any hold baggage at the bag drop desk before heading to security with your boarding card. If youre flying with Air France and KLM, theres also the option of using the self-check-in kiosks, which are right in front of you as you come into the terminal.
Different airlines have different baggage allowances, so check how much youre allowed to take. Remember, too, that youre not allowed any liquids, gels or pastes over 100ml in your hand luggage theyll need to go in your hold luggage. Its worth noting that easyJet and Ryanair only allow one piece of hand luggage, including handbags and laptop bags - but you can take another bag containing anything youve bought in the departure lounge. For more information visit our Bristol airport baggage and security page.
Book Bristol airport parking and hotels
Visit our Bristol airport parking and Bristol airport hotels pages to sort out accommodation for your car while youre away and accommodation for you and your family the night before your flight. Our amazing deals mean it wont cost the earth we can save you up to 60 per cent on airport parking and 40 per cent on airport hotels. If you fancy a special treat, weve got some lovely four-star hotels thatll give you a luxurious early start to your holiday.
Dropping off passengers
You can drop passengers off in the Express Drop-off And Pick-Up area, which is connected to the terminal by a covered walkway. There are flight information screens so you can see how youre doing for time or, if youre picking someone up, whether theyre on time. Its £1 to stay for up to 20 minutes, after which the price rises to £3, and £5 for more than 40 minutes. (Prices correct on August 21, 2013.) If youre staying longer than 40 minutes, the airport recommends parking in the Short-Stay car park instead.