Before Boarding at Birmingham Airport

Before boarding your plane when flying from Birmingham Airport, you will have to go through the various stages of airport control that everybody has to go through when flying. When you arrive at the airport, the first thing that needs sorting out is where you will park. Avoid making this a longer process than it has to be by pre-booking Birmingham Airport parking online with Airparks. Booking airport parking in advance ensures there is a reserved parking space waiting for you at the airport, and cuts out the need for long, frustrating searches in busy airport car parks. On top of this, you can get discounts of up to 60% off the on-gate car park price when you pre-book online.

Getting to the Check-In Desk

Having parked your car, next you will need to take a regular and efficient transfer bus on the short journey to the terminals. To avoid catching a transfer bus, you can book the Birmingham Airport Stress-Free Parking meet and greet service. Parking on-airport will benefit from slightly shorter transfer times than parking off-airport.

At the Check-In Desk

Once you’ve arrived at the airport terminal, you will need to locate the check-in desk for your flight. This is easily done by looking at the screens dotted around the airport as you walk in with the check-in desk locations on them. If you can’t find your check-in desk, there will be helpful airport staff on-hand to help you

You’ve found your check-in desk; now you will need to check in any large items of luggage and present your passport and airline ticket to the check-in staff. Your ticket will be exchanged for a boarding pass. Alternatively, many airlines now give you the opportunity to check-in online before you reach the airport, saving you time and effort. If you check-in online, a receipt will be e-mailed to you which you should print off and use as your boarding pass.

Passport Control and Security

The next step is to pass through passport control. Just show your passport to the passport control official, who will allow you through provided everything is in order. This will lead you to the security check. Here your hand luggage will be x-rayed and you will be asked to walk through a metal-detector. It is important to note that there are now restrictions on the amount of liquid you can take onto the plane; only up to 100ml is permitted, and this must be sealed in a clear plastic bag which will be provided by the security staff.

The Final Countdown

Having gone through all of the above, you can now begin to relax. All that’s needed now is to find the departure gate and lounge, which will be well-signposted, and present your passport and boarding pass at the departure lounge desk. You can sit down in the lounge and wait for the boarding call, when you can get on the plane.

Enjoy Your Flight

With all the above to worry about, Airparks strive to make your airport parking experience as easy and convenient as possible. All our car parks are fully secured with features such as fencing, regular patrols and CCTV, so you can travel assured that your vehicle is in safe hands.