Get your holiday off to a flying start: top tips from Stansted Airport

OVER 250,000 passengers passed through Stansted Airport’s doors last weekend as the summer getaway season got underway.

OVER 250,000 passengers passed through Stansted Airport’s doors last weekend as the summer getaway season got underway.

With so many things to remember for your summer holiday packing, here are some top tips to get your holiday off to a flying start:


• Check weight & size limits for suitcases and hand luggage. Airlines operate different rules so check the limits for your flight.

• Be sensible with packing. Only take what you really need. Do you need six pairs of shoes?

• Buy toiletries after security. Toiletries take up valuable weight and space in suitcases. Liquid restrictions apply to hand luggage, so why not buy sun tan lotions and other liquid toiletries after Security at Stansted, just leave enough space and weight allowance in hand luggage.

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• Pre-book car parking for the lowest rates (from as little as �29.99 for a week) visit to book online.

• Get to Stansted minimum two hours before your flight. If your airline operates online check-in, make sure you check-in online

• Head straight through security after check-in. Place liquids, gels and pastes into a small plastic bag (20cmx20cm). Bottles and containers must not be bigger than 100ml. Visit for up to date security information


• Once through security you can buy liquids which exceed 100ml and carry them on-board aircraft. Just make sure you have enough room and weight allowance in hand luggage

• Use ‘Shop & Collect’ for airport shopping you don’t need to take away. Tempted by airport shopping but don’t want to take it on holiday? Use Stansted’s ‘Shop & Collect’ and your tax-free shopping will be stored securely and be waiting for you when you fly back home. Its FREE for anyone travelling in the EU and can be requested from any shop at Stansted.

• Book a lounge before heading away from just �16. Lounge facilities at Stansted, operated by No1 Traveller and Servisair, start from as little as �16, some packages even include fast track through security. Book online at and give yourself a VIP treat

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