The feeling of missing a flight is always worst for the passengers. Read on this blog post to know how you will not miss your flight while travelling from any major airport in the UK.
Things to do before flight
Usually, passengers are faced with the flight delays or cancellation but if you have missed your flight, you cannot blame airline officials for it. Here are the following things you should consider to avoid any hassle for your flight:
- Pack your luggage several days before the flight.
- Book your airport car parking in advance
- Make sure you have your passport in your handbag
While packing your luggage, you should make sure that you have not packed an unnecessary thing which may cause to open your bag at the security gate. Many times, security officers stop the passengers at the security gates because they carry banned items in their bags intentionally or unintentionally. So, if you are in a hurry as well as you are carrying a prohibited item in your bag, you will be going to miss your flight.
Wasting your time at the terminal’s check gate can become one of the reasons to miss your flight. You don’t have to worry about this fact now as most of the flights are offering the online check-in facility for its passengers. With the internet, you can visit the airline’s website or app and click on the online check-in option. Online check-in will save a lot of time as you don’t have to rush inside the airport. To do online check-in, you must have your ID card, flight number and the credit card for the payment of flight booking. Online check-in will allow you to choose your favourite place inside the airport, paying extra bags fees etc.
You will always face the long passenger queues at the airport in the security line. Although it will take your time yet it’s for the safety of the passengers. If you are showing ethical behaviour, it will be a matter of minutes for you to pass the security gates. Pack the metal items on the top of the bag so that you don’t have to dig your bags at the gates and don’t pack anything which is prohibited to carry.
Bring your own car
Bringing your own vehicle at the airport is the best way to reach the airport on time. Waiting for the flight or asking your friend or cousin to drop you at the airport may not be effective as they will not be worried about reaching the airport on time. Save your time from unexpected mishaps and reach the airport on your own vehicle.
Book a car parking lot in advance
Once you have decided to bring your own vehicle, the next thing you would be worried about parking your car at the airport. If you have not booked a car parking slot for your car, you may find difficulties to park your car in the peak days and ending up in missing your flight. Therefore, it is recommended to book your flight after you have booked your flight ticket. Once you have booked an airport car parking for your car, drive straight to the airport, park your car in the nearby compound and get to the terminal quickly.
We still recommend you to reach at least 2 hours before your flight to avoid any hassle in your journey. If somehow your flight is delayed or you have arrived early at the airport, you can read our blog post “Things to do when your flight is delayed” to kill your free time.