Most beginners who are just starting their journey experience stress at the airport, so in this post I want to give some recommendations and share useful life hacks.
- Check-in usually starts 2 hours before departure, so it’s ideal to arrive at the airport 2.5 hours in order to calmly find the check-in desks and pack your luggage if necessary. You shouldn’t come earlier, because you are tired of waiting, but calculate your time so that you don’t come later and do not run like stung.
- Print your e-ticket in advance, although in most cases they are not needed (you just have to show your passport) at some airports you may be asked to show a printout.
- If you are with a small child under 3 years old, ask them to skip the line, sometimes they can send you to the counter for business class or for diplomats.
- Find out in advance whether baggage is included in your ticket and, if necessary, buy it online (it’s cheaper). Make sure that your suitcases weigh no more than what is allowed, otherwise you will have to pay extra for the advantage.
- When passing through border control, do not be rude and do not make fun of employees, answer the questions asked, even if they seem strange.
- Remove all items prohibited for transportation from hand luggage in advance – scissors, liquids, and so on.
- If you fly with a low-cost airline from a hot country and because of things you get a lot of hand luggage, put as many things as you can on yourself, nothing will be hot for you, but you don’t have to check them in your luggage and pay extra.