Sometimes the most stressful part of going on holiday, or travelling far away for business is getting to the airport on time, and with good reason, because as we all know, missing a flight can mean having to pay for tickets for another flight, with long delays in between. But if you want to avoid this stress, here are some tried and tested ways to ensure that you wont miss your flight and ruin the start of your holiday.
This isnt just a motto for the Scouts, but also one for everything that life throws at you, including going on holiday. So as the saying goes, be prepared, mark the dates of your holiday in your diary, a calendar, or even your mobile phone, so you dont forget. Inform your work of your chosen holiday dates so that you wont get caught up in any least minute work problems and time how long it will take you to get to the airport, because every second counts when youre on holiday.
Get Up Early
Set an alarm or two, so that you can get up early and make sure everything is ready for your trip. Ensure that you wake up your family and travelling companions so that they have plenty of time to get ready, and pack snacks and entertainment, such as an MP3 player, books or a portable DVD player.
Get to the Airport
If you got to travel far to the airport, make sure you leave in plenty of time, if you need to take a taxi, book it in advance and let them know what time your flight is, so that it arrives promptly. Keep listening to the radio for the road traffic updates, so that you know which roads should be avoided if youre driving yourself to the airport. The check in time for international flights is three hours before take-off, so make the most of this time in the airport, and read up on information on your destination that you can make the most of your summer holiday.