Check-in and boarding
How it works:
Even if you check in online, you should still plan to arrive at the airport in good time.
If you want to put luggage in the hold, go to your airline’s check-in desks before you go through security.
Attention : Check-in opens and closes at different times depending on the airline.
Your ticket will show when check-in closes for your flight. Make sure you check in on time at your airline’s check-in desk or, for Air France passengers, using the self-service machines – you can do this up to five hours before your flight.
In general, we recommend that you arrive at the airport at least 2 to 2½ hours before take-off if you are travelling within France or Europe, or 3 hours if you are going further. If you are going to Canada, you should arrive 4 hours before your flight.
Bring whatever valid documentation is required by your destination country, such as your ID card, passport, visa or vaccination history, or you will not be allowed to board your flight or cross national borders. If you have any questions, contact your travel agent or airline when you book.
For more details about your destination:
Safety and security are two separate concerns in airports : Safety management aims to prevent hazards, whereas security measures are put in place to prevent intentional acts of harm. They are implemented by Bordeaux Airport’s management in conjunction with governmental bodies, and they can change in line with French and European regulations.
The Airport’s preventative measures start with the security cameras placed around the terminals, and these are monitored by officers 24 hours a day. In some cases, you might see armed guards patrolling the area to reinforce security at a particular moment in time.
Reminder: Anyone who fails to respect these preventative measures may be considered to have committed an offence by airport and border police.
If you want to get through security screening at Bordeaux Airport as smoothly as possible, it can be a good idea to arrive early.
When you arrive:
When you arrive to the security, take a tray and place the following objects inside: