From when to check in to where to book your parking, weve got all the information you need before flying from Newcastle airport. First and foremost, well tell you what your planes doing our table below has live status updates for all flights leaving Newcastle airport today. Or enter a flight number and a date into the fields on the right for details we can tell you how far along its path the plane is and give you details about your airplane and your airline. We can also give you the current and forecast weather at your destination and a list of places to visit.
As a general rule, the airport recommends that you check in at least three hours before a charter flight and two hours before a scheduled flight. However, you should check with your airline or tour operator to see what they recommend. Some airlines, including British Airways, Air France and KLM, let you check in online, which means that you only have to drop your hold luggage at the bag drop when you get to the airport before heading straight to security.
The maximum size for hand luggage at Newcastle airport is 56cm x 45cm x 25cm. Youll need to check your hand and hold baggage allowance with your airline some do now allow you more than one piece of hand luggage.
Laptops and portable DVD players will need to be taken out of your hand luggage and screened separately. Remember that liquids, pastes and gels can only be carried in hand luggage in containers of 100ml or less, otherwise they must go in the hold. The exception to this is essential medicine which you need during the flight you can bring more than 100ml of that in your hand luggage, but youll need to get permission from the airline beforehand and bring your prescription or a letter from your doctor with you. Make sure you have enough medicine, as Boots in the departure lounge isnt a dispensing pharmacy you can, however, order baby milk and baby food from Boots to collect after security. Just call 0191 214 6284 at least a week before you fly.
For more information, visit our Newcastle airport luggage and security page..
Book Newcastle airport parking and hotels
If youre driving to Newcastle airport, youll need somewhere to park your car while youre away. All our Newcastle airport car parks are within five minutes of departures our best value option tends to be Airparks, which is just down the road from the terminal. Weve a wide variety of friendly, welcoming Newcastle airport hotels, too, and we strongly recommend travelling up the day before your flight so you dont have to worry about traffic on the day.
Dropping off passengers
Theres unfortunately no free drop-off area at Newcastle airport. The Express Pick Up and Drop Off car park right outside the terminal costs £1 for 15 minutes, £3 for 30 minutes, £4.50 for 45 minutes and £6 for an hour. (Prices correct on August 23, 2013.)