Wherever youre flying to, were here to make sure you board your plane without a hitch. Want to check your flight status? You can get live status updates on all flights from Stansted airport today below or just enter a flight number and date into the fields on the right. Well tell you the status of your flight, where the plane is, and the weather and forecast at your destination. Weve also got details about the aircraft youll be flying in and your airline, and recommendations for places to visit at your destination.
Theres only one terminal at Stansted, and the check-in area is on the ground floor. Look for your flight number on the screens near the entrance to see which desk you need.
Your airline or your ticket will be able to tell you your check-in time for definite, but as a guide Stansted airport recommends that you check in three hours beforehand for long-haul and charter flights, and two hours beforehand for European and domestic flights.
Many airlines - including easyJet, Ryanair, airberlin, Aurigny and Pegasus - now allow you to check in online, though some restrict this option to passengers with no hold baggage. If you check in online, make sure you print your boarding card, as some airlines will charge you to have it printed at the airport.
You should contact your airline to find out your allowance for both hold and hand baggage. Most airlines flying from Stansted only allow one item of hand luggage, which will be screened before you get onto the plane. The main restriction for hand luggage concerns liquids, which may only be brought into the cabin in volumes of 100ml or less. Find out more here.
Book Stansted airport parking and hotels
Have you thought about where youre going to leave your car while youre on holiday, or whether you need somewhere to stay the night before your flight? Its best to sort your Stansted airport parking and Stansted airport hotel as soon as possible to get the best deals the earlier you book, the more money you can save. If you need both airport parking and an airport hotel, your best bet is to go for one of our packages that combines both, as theyre even better value than booking the two separately.
You can drop passengers off or pick them up at the free set-down point in the Mid-Stay car park, where you can park for free for up to an hour. Passengers can catch the free bus to the terminal, which takes five minutes and runs every ten minutes. Even if you need to stay for two hours, its only £1, though after that youll pay the car parks normal charges. If you need to be closer to the terminal, youll can pay to drop off in the Express Set Down area (its £2 for ten minutes, and you cant leave your car) or the Short-Stay car park (£2.80 for 25 minutes). (Prices correct on August 21, 2013.)