With all the things that you have to settle before the day of your trip, it is really possible that you might be forgetting something important to bring, or you might get stuck on the delays before reaching the airport. It happens and will still be the case of others who are not used to preparing everything and making their selves totally ready before the aircraft takes off. But can’t you just stay off from that undesirable scenario and make your travel fast and easy?
Of course, you can! But then it’s still a matter of choice if you want to get ahead of time for your next flight. Presumably, that’s what every traveler desires and you may be curious now on how to make it happen. It’s quite obvious that racing with the time or with yourself is not the right way of placing the point on the front line; all you have to do is remember these things which could really help you get out of any delay:
Before Leaving Home
Check Your Flight Status – you may not aware of it but your flight might have already been canceled for some reasons before you even get up from bed during the dawn. Although this may seldom happen, but counter-checking the status would really be wise in avoiding disappointment. You can thus simply check the flight’s status through the company’s online updates or you can call directly to their office.
Secure and Put Important Documents in Accessible Place – your ID, credit card, boarding pass, etc. should be placed on your bag or wallet so you can easily find and present them to avoid consuming additional time. Likewise, you have to make sure that you have already packed up everything that you will be bringing with you, and remember the weight limit for luggage; otherwise, you’ll be having problem with such a mistake.
Know the Airport’s Parking Situation – knowing where you can possibly park before you leave from home is one way of avoiding delay in searching for the vacant space on the spot. It may be helpful if you check such status online or call airport authorities so you can reserve a space if allowed or estimate the time of arrival during which there’s still space for your car.
Checking-in At the Airport
Prepare Important Documents –don’t wait for the airline agents to ask you before preparing or getting out from your bag or wallet the documents they need because that is the common cause of delay and irritation among the passengers at your back. Thus, you have to get them ready before reaching the line.
- Weigh Your Belongings –if you;’re uncertain about the weight of your bag and want to avoid spending time leaving other items or paying for the exceeding weights, it’s better to weigh them before the airline agents do it. Otherwise, you can also check at home the weight of your bags so it will be more favorable for you.
After Check-In and Before Security
- Place important documents in your carry-on bag except ID and boarding pass –it’s one way of avoiding spending another time in finding for what you will be needing to present with the authorities when you’re already at the security line. Yet, doing such, you can likewise avoid losing other important items as what others have already experienced when they lost their keys, credit cards, etc. during the rush and random search for some documents.
Get ready before reaching the front of the security line – anticipate the scene so you’ll know what to do before even reaching the point of security check. For instance, if you already knew that you have to remove your shoes, jewelry, and the like, then that’s already a basis for you to think on how to make the entire process fast and efficient.
Be prepared for the Unexpected
Store Important numbers into your Phone – it’s somewhat basic, yet you always have to bear in mind that you don’t control the events which might ruin your schedule as in the case of flight cancellation due to technical problem or weather. In this case, having the contact numbers of agencies or people to whom you can call in case you resort to other plans or options is really necessary.
Know what to Do During Emergency – it’s not just about avoiding delay, but also ensuring your safety when there are circumstances which you have not expected. So better equip yourself with adequate knowledge about the safe things to do during emergency.
Your flight would really be “taking off” according to what you have planned if you know how to get ahead of time; hence, following the aforementioned tips could really help you in speeding-up everything. But nonetheless, it’s still on how you bear, not fight, with the time that can always give you a comfortable trip!