Planning ahead for your trip to Prestwick Airport

Don't let travelling stress you out! Having a basic plan in place before you leave or even pack can be really helpful, especially if you are organising a large group or are travelling with people that require extra attention, like children or those that require special assistance.

We have provided a few basic lists with things for you to consider when planning your trip. We hope it helps!

Before You Leave for the Airport

  • Be sure to pack your passport, any necessary visas, ESTAs/ETAs, tickets and travel money in your hand luggage
  • Refrain from packing banned items in your hand luggage. Head over to our security page if you are unsure what qualifies as a banned item
  • Taking medication? Make sure it's in its original packaging and with a Doctors Note if possible. Security might request to see one if you are carrying large amounts of medication or needles for example

Getting to the Airport

  • Don't be the person running through the terminal! Give yourself plenty of time to get to the airport; it's better to have an extra hour to relax than being the red faced person holding up the plane..!
  • Help yourself by pre-planning how you'll get to the airport and, if necessary, the route you will need
  • Driving yourself to the airport? Book your airport parking in advance to save those ££!
  • Being dropped off? Ensure they know where the short stay parking is located
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At the Airport

  • Keep your luggage on you at all times and be sure to report anything suspicious you come across
  • Refrain from looking after baggage belonging to someone else or carrying anything onto the aircraft for them
  • Keep an eye on the flight departures board for gate open times and to be informed of any delays

In the Air

  • Easier said than done, but try and sleep if you're flying long haul
  • Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration
  • Get up and walk around to keep your legs active, especially if flying long haul
  • Reduce the risks of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) by wearing flightt socks, taking a low dose of aspirin and moving about every so often during your journey

Travelling with Children

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  • You might need a seperate list for this one! You can take baby food and milk, but be aware that you can take enough as is needed for the duration of the journey
  • Pack distractions! Snacks, drinks, colouring books and crayons work a treat
  • Make sure all of the children's passports are easily accessible in your hand luggage

Disabled Travellers

Passengers requiring special assistance can obtain information, tips, guides and support from our: disabled facilities page.