Mummy says….Airports can be a tricky business and surviving them has become something of an art form. I personally love the challenge of making it to the airport and getting through it as quickly as possible. Here are my top tips to get you through the airport as seamlessly as possible.
Stay in a hotel
Believe it or not one of the best ways to not miss your flight is to stay in a hotel! You can do this the night before your flight and makes things much easier than navigating the endless sea of buses, trains and other transport to get to the airport at the last minute. You can book this through airporthotels.co.uk and my Uncle was fortunate enough to try this on his last trip and said was a pleasure to stay in one of the Manchester airport hotels and would highly recommend it to feel stress free when you reach the airport. I really like this option because it is a fantastic way to start your journey through the airport.
Getting through security.
Security is always the biggest challenge at any airport, but understanding how it works is one thing that can really help you to get through without any
issues. My advice that I always give to anyone is to be prepared. Don’t show up to the front
of the line with your belt still on, everything in your pockets and your laptop still in your bag.
Take all of these out in the line and then all you need to do is to put them in the tray and get
moving. Not only is this less stressful, but it is also faster. Although security can be
extremely stressful it is also important to remain polite, calm and compliant. This will make
things go much more smoothly, particularly with airport staff who have an extremely stressful
Plan for food.
It is always a great idea to eat before reaching the airport,but even better is to pack something that you can eat whilst on the plane. A lot of people will be taking short flights, where snacks are expensive, so packing your own can make all the difference to your mood and to your pocket too. Food in the airport is also expensive and there can be long queues, so I always like to pack something to be on the safe side.
Being in an airport generally means that you have to show
your ID, passport or boarding pass a number of times. This means that having a good bag and packing it correctly can help to save you a lot of time and stress. I like to always have a bag with a number of smaller pockets that I can easily access. In these pockets, I normally put my passport, wallet and phone. That way I am always ready if I need to show my boarding pass or passport. A jacket or jumper is also a great idea to have in your hand luggage too, in case you get cold.
Have you any tips to add?