Tui to offer day-before bag drop services at Gatwick and Manchester

Tui will offer ‘day-before’ bag drop services at Gatwick’s North Terminal and Manchester airport from Monday (April 18) to help tackle the problem of long delays and queues.

The service will be available for passengers on Tui flights that depart before midday, and enables them to check in luggage between 2pm and 9pm on the day before they depart.

It means they can proceed straight to departures on their day of departure.

The service is not available for flights to the US.

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In a website update to passengers about airport delays, the operator said: “We are aware of security queue delays at some airports, predominately Birmingham and Manchester.

“We are working closely with our partners to monitor the situation and open check-in as early as possible.”

The update reminds customers standard check-in opens at least two-and-a-half hours before departure time for short and mid-haul flights, and at least three-and-a-half hours before departure for long-haul flights.

As well as the ‘day-before’ bag drop service, Tui passengers can also use a self-service bag drop when flying from Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Gatwick, Manchester and Newcastle.

Customers travelling with just hand luggage can check in online and proceed straight to departures.

Picture of Gatwick’s North Terminal by Alexandre Rotenberg/

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