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Hurrah! You must be jetting off on holiday soon! Good times are ahead and you've come to the right place to check the Gatwick departures. Take a look at the list below for live status updates of all flights departing from Gatwick Airport today or enter your flight number and/or the dates you need into the fields on the right and we'll return all the departure information you need.
From there you can see the status of your flight, a map showing where the flight is on its path, related updates, the current weather and forecast at your destination and all manner of other things.
We also have specific flight details, information about the airline you are using, recommended places to visit at your destination and even details about the aircraft you will be seated on.
Whatever time of day your flight from Gatwick departs, it is recommended you arrive at the airport at least two hours prior to your departure time. This is to allow time to check-in and pass through security which can sometimes be a lengthy process depending on the popularity of flights departing at that time of day. Even if you are flying out at a bleary-eyed hour in the morning, it is still recommended you allow this length of time to be safe.
Online check-in - Many airlines allow you to check-in online from 30 days up to 48 hours before your departure time. You will need to visit your airline website and log in with your booking details to confirm.
There are strict regulations about the size of hand luggage permitted and the items you can take through security at Gatwick. Take a look at these airport restrictions here.
For details about the hold baggage allowance, you will need to check with your airline about your booking. If you have a booking confirmation, this should contain the luggage allowance applicable to your reservation as well as contact details on how to change this if needed.
We recommend having a browse through our deals on Gatwick hotels with parking included, especially if your flight takes off early or touches down late. A room at Gatwick can make a huge difference to your overall trip and it often works out much cheaper than a lot of people expect.
You are able to drop off passengers at Gatwick terminal forecourts but, for security reasons, you are not permitted to park and wait here if you are picking people up. In this case, you should use the Short Stay car parks which are well sign-posted on your approach to the airport. You can park and walk to arrivals and pay at the machines before you exit. Prices for Short Stay parking are as follows*:
*Prices shown were correct as of 16th May, 2013.
You can find out all your flight details, including the departure/arrival terminal for your flight, by using our flight finder tool above.
If you just want to know the terminal your airline operates from, check out our terminal FAQs below:
Thomson Airways flights fly from the North terminal.
Norwegian Air flights fly from the South terminal.
Virgin Atlantic Airways fly from the North terminal.
Monarch Airlines flights depart and arrive at the South terminal.
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