Planning your Trip

Planning your trip needn’t be stressful, in fact, it should be anything but! Putting a bit of thought into your journey to and through the airport can help it run a lot more smoothly, especially if you’re travelling with others.

For your ease, we have put a quick checklist together for the first 4 stages of your trip; before you leave the house, travelling to the airport, what to remember when in the airport and things to consider on the flight.

Things to consider when planning your trip include remembeing your passport, visa, money, wearing comfy clothes and being checked in
Planning your trip to the airport? Make travel allowances for traffic jams, delays and book parking, taxis or other transport in advance for the best rates
Planning you trip and your time at the airport. Make sure you check in with plenty of time, leave enough time to get to your gate and even stock up on snacks for the plane
Top tips for your flight include flight socks to prevent DVTs, sleeping if you can and staying hydrated

Travelling with Children

Travelling with little ones can sometimes add a little extra stress to your trip, but there are small things you can do to help make it an easier and more enjoyable expereince for all!

Planning your trip when travelling with Children
  • Make a list of everything you will need and tick them off as you pack them.
  • You are able to take enough milk and baby food through security as is needed for the duration of the trip, so anything extra can go in the hold. However you can also opt for the baby milk pre-order service at Superdrug if you’d prefer to collect after security.
  • Snacks, colouring books, crayons and their favourite cuddly toy all prove to be great distractions!
  • Ensure all of the children’s passports are valid and that you have a safe, yet easily accessible place to carry them.
  • Invest in one or two large, sturdy carry on bags with multiple sections instead of using lots of small bags. This will allow you to focus on keeping your children safe and happy without having to worry about lost luggage.
  • Head over to our children’s facilities page to see what on site entertainment there is, plus links to helpful articles for parents travelling with children.

Disabled Travellers

You can find plenty of information on the facilities available at East Midlands Airport for disabled passengers over on our special assistance page, but if you’re looking for any specific hints, tips or support, we suggest contacting any of the below organisations;

Planning your trip from East Midlands
*Calls to this number will cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone company’s network access charge.