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Sunflower Lanyard

Hidden Disabilities - Travelling at airports

In 2016, Gatwick launched the first-of-its-kind lanyard for passengers with hidden disabilities who may require additional support when travelling through the airport. 

For instance, by wearing the lanyard at Gatwick or other major UK airports, you could receive support with:

  • getting more time to prepare at check-in and security
  • getting a more comprehensive briefing on what to expect as you travel through the airport
  • staff assisting with reading a departure board or sign.

The lanyard, which is entirely voluntary for people with hidden disabilities and their families, acts as a discreet sign for staff that additional support or help may be required. The lanyard is sometimes known as the “sunflower lanyard” because of its appearance – a strip of green with a pattern of sunflowers.