They waived the restrictions on hand luggage for the European Cup. Led by coach Pep Guardiola, Barcelona’s triumphant players came down the plane steps carrying the huge trophy, and to a tumultuous welcome in the Catalan city.
They flew back to Spain from London in an aircraft decorated in their club’s colours.
The next stage of the journey was a bit slower – an open top bus ride through the Catalan capital to the Camp Nou.
Bercelona is set to be rocked by a mega fiesta tonight. But it looks like the party was already underway for the several thousands of fans lining Barcelona’s boulevards.
And they will have to make more room on the trophy shelf at the club. The Champions League cup will sit side-by-side with the trophy from their third successive Spanish league title.