I remember one time, our family's flight to KSA was scheduled at 5:00 or 6:00 am. That means we had to be at the airport very early. We were six in the family with children aged 6, 5, 3 and 6-months.
Can you imagine how difficult it is to get kids to wake up early and get ready? We came to the airport less than an hour before our flight. Good thing my husband got our boarding pass online the night before. But we still had to go through all the scanners and security, baggage check-in and filling up of immigration forms. We were the last persons to board the plane, just in the nick of time. Whew!
Ideally, you should arrive at the airport two hours earlier if you are traveling to domestic destinations. This will give you enough time to get your baggage checked-in, go through the security check and to deal with any unexpected issues or delays that might come up at the last moment, especially if you are a first time traveler. Here are some airport tips for you to ensure that you reach the airport on time for your next flight.
1. Keep your passport and important phone numbers handy
You know how important the passport is and plan to put it in a separate wallet but that never happens. On reaching the airport you realize the passport is not there! To avoid such dreadful situations, put the passport in your purse the night before or keep it next to the door so that you will notice it before leaving. And also make sure you have all the phone numbers ready, like emergency numbers, service numbers, your friends’ contacts or office numbers, which you might need on reaching the new place.
2. Check your flight schedule
3. Have an advance booking of your Taxi
Make sure to book a cab which would pick you up from your specified destination on a specific time. A good idea would be to opt for a service provider like Black lane airport transfer who knows the place well and can follow the shortest route to take you to the airport in time; all these while you enjoy a relaxed back-seat ride.
The above mentioned things will help you to reach the airport promptly, without any disturbance on your way or check-in counter. Keep in mind these simple but useful tips, and you will not just arrive at the airport on time, but you will also save your precious moments and will be able to enjoy a joyous journey with your family or friends.
Have you ever been late for your flight? Why? What travel lessons or tips can you share?