Flying from Prestwick airport? Heres where you can swot up on everything you need to know before you travel - and even check the status of your flight. The table below has live status updates for all flights leaving Prestwick airport today alternatively, enter a flight number and a date into the fields on the right. Youll find details about the aircraft youll be travelling in and your airline; the weather forecast at your destination and a list of places to visit even a map showing you where the plane is on its flightpath right now.
You should check with your airline when you need to be at the airport. In general, wed advise getting there a minimum of two hours before your flight is scheduled to leave.
Again, your airline will be able to tell you both your hold and hand luggage allowance. Important things to remember include the restriction on liquids, gels and pastes, which are only allowed in hand luggage if they are in containers of 100ml or less. Otherwise, they need to be packed in your hold luggage. Liquids must be taken out of your hand luggage at security and carried through in a clear resealable 20cm x 20cm plastic bag. Laptops and large electrical items will also need to be taken out of your hand luggage and screened separately.
Any medicines or medical equipment that you need during the flight can be brought onto the plane, although if possible you should have a prescription or a letter from your doctor. Baby milk, baby food, sterilised water and baby wipes are also exempt from the restrictions. For more details visit our Prestwick airport luggage and security page.
Book Prestwick airport parking and hotels
Any time is a good time to be thinking about where youre going to leave your car while youre on holiday and where youre going to stay the night before your flight so you dont have to worry about traffic on the day. Have a look at the options for parking here all our Prestwick airport car parks are fully secured, whether theyre within the airport grounds or just outside. If you combine your Prestwick airport parking with one of our Prestwick airport hotels, youll probably save money on both and remember that the earlier you book, the better prices tend to be.
Dropping off passengers
Youll need to book your space 48 hours in advance if you want to drop passengers off at Prestwick, but the good news is that it is free - for five minutes. The Express Pick-Up and Drop-Off area is in the Short Stay car park, right outside the terminal, and if you stay longer than five minutes prices are as follows: £1 for up to 15 minutes, £3.50 for up to 30 minutes, and £4 for up to an hour. (Prices correct on August 23, 2013.)