Virgin Atlantic - How Early?

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  1. MixedUpRichard

    MixedUpRichard Earning My Ears

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    Hello

    I'm planning on using Twilight Check In at Gatwick and Downtown Disney Check In. That being the case, at what time do I need to be at the airport in order to clear security and be at the gate? An hour before departure? Is that enough?

    Any advice and tips welcome

    Richard
     
  2. daipp

    daipp Proud to be Welsh

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    I would leave two hours because the x-ray screening of hand-luggage ALWAYS seems to have endless queues.

    David
     
  3. Goofyish

    Goofyish DIS Veteran

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    I think you need to report to the gate about 45 mins to an hour before your flight - or something like that. The gate is a bit of a walk from the departure lounge and it can take quite a while to get through the security checks, especially if it's busy. I would say get to the airport at least two hours before your flight time.
     
  4. Miffy2003

    Miffy2003 <font color=orange>I've got Saratoga Springs - mak

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    I agree with the 2 hours - it took us over an hour to get through customs and take the long walk and then bus to the departure gate last time :)
     

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