Before Boarding at Stansted


Before you can settle down and really start enjoying your holiday, there are a number of procedures you have to follow at the airport first. When you arrive at the airport, first off you will have to find a place to park your car. You can avoid spending time and effort searching for an elusive parking space if you pre-book your airport paring on-line with Airparks. When you pre-book, you simply turn up and a reserved parking space will be waiting for you. Plus there are savings of up to 60% off the on-gate car park price available if you book Stansted Airport parking in advance.

Getting to the Check-In Desk

Once you are all parked up and ready to go, simply hop on a regular, efficient transfer bus for the short journey to the airport terminals. Off-airport car parks have a slightly longer transfer time than their on-airport counterparts. To avoid transfer buses all together, you can book Airparks’ Stansted Airport Meet & Greet service, where you drive to the airport terminal and have your car parked for you by a fully-insured, professional chauffeur.

At the Check-In Desk

Arriving outside the airport terminal, the next step is to locate the check-in desk. This should be well-marked and easy to find; there are screens just inside the airport doors showing where the various check-in desks are, and you can always ask an airport staff member if you get confused.

So you’ve found the check-in desk; now simply check your main luggage in to go in the plane’s hold, and present your passport and airline tickets to the check-in staff. Your tickets will be exchanged for a boarding pass. Some airlines also offer the opportunity to check-in online before you reach the airport, saving you time. In this case, you will be sent an e-mail which you will have to print off and take with you; this will be your boarding pass.

Passport Control and Security

Up next is passport control. Here you have to show your passport to the passport control official, who will check it to make sure it’s all in order. After this comes the security check, where your hand luggage will be passed through an x-ray machine and where you will walk through a metal detector. It is important to make sure you do not have any forbidden items on your person at this point, such as knives, nail files or corkscrews. The amount of liquid you can take onto the plane has also been limited in recent years; you may only take up to 100ml of liquid on the plane with you, and this must be sealed in a clear plastic bags. Bags will be given out at the security point.

The Final Countdown

And finally, after all that you can relax and begin to enjoy your holiday. All you to do at this point is locate your departure lounge and gate, where you will show your passport and boarding pass to the friendly airline staff member at the departure lounge desk. Just wait for the call to board and you can be on your way.

Enjoy Your Flight

Airparks’ understand that you have enough to worry about when you fly out from the airport, which is why we try and make airport parking as easy and stress-free as possible. For your peace of mind, we have top notch security features in place at our car parks, which have all been awarded the Park Mark for safer parking. Our security features include:

  • CCTV
  • Well-lit parking bays
  • Security patrols
  • High security fencing
  • Secure gates

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