You’ll find checking in with us is simple at Indira Gandhi’s Terminal 3. If you check in online you’ll find our bag drop and Check in desks at H7-14. Counters are subject to change due to operational requirements.
Please note: All passengers must have a copy of their e-ticket to gain access to the terminal building, or by displaying a soft copy on a laptop, iPhone, tablet or smartphone.
Home printed boarding passes
All passengers travelling on a home printed boarding pass must go to the Virgin Atlantic check in desk to have their boarding pass validated before they make their way to Airport Security.
Flights on our partner airlines
The check in process for airlines can vary, so if you’re flying with one of our partners we recommend you check their website for more information.
When flying with a partner airline we recommend you check in three hours before your scheduled departure to avoid losing your reservation.
When to arrive for your flight
We recommend you get to the airport with plenty of time to spare – it’s a good way to avoid last-minute stress! As a rule of thumb:
- Virgin Atlantic flights: arrive at the airport at least two hours before your flight is due to leave.
- Partner airline flights: we recommend you check in three hours before your scheduled departure.
Check in options
You can check in for your flight and pick up your boarding pass using any one of the following options.
The best way to check in is online to pick your seat and print your boarding card. Just go to Manage your flights.
If you’d like to check in at the airport go to desks K1-K7 in Terminal 3, where our helpful staff will get you on your way as quickly as they can.
Check in desks open 3 1/2 hours before departure, and you’ll find our bag drop at desk K3.
Not sure how much to bring for your flight, or want details on restrictions? Check our Baggage information pages for full details.
Additional information to help you along the way
If you have any worries about health and mobility, you will find the information for your journey in the special assistance pages.
Family with children
Need a helping hand? We are here to help you along your way with your journey.
Visa and health requirements
Need help with getting into the country? The Visa and Health Requirements information will help you along with your journey.