At the Airport


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At the Airport

At the Airport

 

As airports become busier then the more stressed we can become, particularly when with the elderly or young. To help relieve the stress and provide an easier start to your holiday, read the following tips which may be useful.

 

  • Allow plenty of time to arrive at the departure point by the designated check-in' time. Add at least 30 minutes on to the suggested time.

  • As soon as you have checked in and your luggage has been dealt with, go immediately through security. Do not linger in public areas of the airport.
  • Security personnel will sometimes inquire about the contents of your luggage. It is therefore important to be fully aware of the all items you are carrying.
     
  • To help avoid delays at security, place all metal objects from your pockets and place them in a small bag or coat which can be sent through the scanner.
  • It is essential you never leave your luggage unattended, particularly when checking in or waiting in a secure area. In many countries, airport security or police officers will presume that unattended bags are bombs and your luggage could be forcibly opened or destroyed.

  • Some countries require a departure tax for domestic and/or international flights - find out the correct amount before you arrive at the airport and have it ready when checking in.

  • Watch your luggage when it's on the conveyor belt and remember to check that it is not damaged before leaving the airport. If your luggage is lost or damaged, report it to the airline immediately and ask for a written report before you leave the airport.