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Twilight Bag Drop

What it is and how to use it...

Twilight bag drop is a service offered by some airlines that allows you to check in your bags and drop them off at the airport the night before your flight. This can be a convenient option if you are flying early in the morning and want to avoid the crowds at the airport.

To use twilight bag drop, you will need to check in online at least 24 hours before your flight. Once you have checked in, you can take your bags to the airport between 4:30 PM and 9 PM the night before your flight (this depends on specific airline/airport so please check before rocking up at departures!) You will need to present your boarding pass and passport at the bag drop counter.

Twilight bag drop is a free service for most airlines. However, there may be some restrictions, such as the maximum weight and size of your bags. You should check with your airline for specific details.

Here are some of the benefits of using twilight bag drop:

  • It can save you time on the day of your flight.

  • It can help you avoid the crowds at the airport.

  • It can give you peace of mind knowing that your bags are checked in and ready to go.

  • If you are flying early in the morning, twilight bag drop is a convenient and hassle-free way to check in your bags.

Here are some tips for using twilight bag drop:

  • Check in online at least 24 hours before your flight.

  • Bring your boarding pass and passport to the bag drop counter.

  • Make sure your bags are within the weight and size restrictions of your airline.

  • Be prepared to wait in line, as twilight bag drop can be popular.

Each airport and airline will run Twilight Bag drop differently. Check with your airline/airport about specific details however here is Edinburgh airport as an example!


Days Offered

Available Hours

Flight Departure


​Mon - Sun

17:00 - 21:00

Before 8:00

British Airways

Mon - Fri

16:00 - 19:00

Before 12:00


Mon - Sun

16:00 - 21:00

Before 12:00

Mon - Sun

16:30 - 21:00

Before 12:00

No matter how you choose to check in your bags, I hope you have a safe and enjoyable flight! - Owen


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