Do you want to be stress-free at the airport when you travel? Consider the airport travel tips below to help you enjoy your travel, while you stay safe and stress-free. It gives you suggestions on what to do, what to bring, and what to wear at the airport.
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What to do?
- Be early at the airport – Check-in and boarding time vary for international or local flight. Usually, it would require you to be at the airport 3 hours earlier for international flights while an hour or so for local. Double check your ticket and make sure you know the exact time so you can estimate. Consider adding extra time in your estimate for contingency as there are always unexpected things that can happen, like heavy traffic on your way to the airport.
- Stay calm and focused – Your mind is more alert and receptive when you stay calm and focused. It can help you avoid misplacing your important stuff.
- Watch your suitcase – You don’t want someone to take away your suitcase otherwise you arrive in your destination without clothes and your most important and valuable stuff. Especially if someone has similar suitcase as yours, then someone might take it by mistake. You don’t want that to happen, do you?
- Travel light – if you can, it’s better to travel light. You don’t only save fees for excess baggage, but also avoid losing your belongings. It is also more convenient when you travel light.
- Watch out for thieves – You don’t have to be paranoid, but watch out for thieves as they can be anywhere. Be careful with strangers and someone standing or sitting too close with you.
- Avoid changing money at the airport – If possible, change money before you arrive at the airport.
- Don’t flash large amount of money – You can if you want to, but remember, it may cause you inconvenience and trouble when someone robs you.
- Enjoy and have fun – It’s good to be extra careful and cautious but don’t forget to enjoy your travel and have fun.
What to wear?
- Wear something comfortable – It’s always good to wear something comfortable. But consider the the climate and weather of your travel destination. Wear something comfortable especially if it would take you long hours to reach your destination.
- Don’t display affluence – If you can stay low profile, the safer it would be for you. Otherwise, you are inviting thieves to come to you. You might want to display affluence once you’re in your destination.
- Avoid layers, belts, and any accessory with metals – Especially if it’s not too cold, you might want to avoid layers as it will just delay you when you pass through security measures. If you find it inconvenient having to remove your belts or any stuff you have with metals, then you can just avoid them to avoid delay.
- Don’t wear fussy or tough-to-remove shoes – The more comfortable, the better. Wearing tough-to-remove shoes might just cause you delay and inconvenience upon inspection. If you can wear sneakers, then it would also be more comfortable especially when you need to catch up flights.
- Don’t wear expensive jewelry like expensive rings, watches, or necklace – If you can do without them, it would be better. You can avoid losing them or becoming the thieves’ target.
What to bring?
- Passport/Visa -Make sure you have with you your passport or visa depending on where you are going to. For passports, make sure it’s not expired or close to expiration.
- Government issued photo ID – You always need this for identification.
- Just enough cash – Estimate ahead and put allowance. Bringing more than you need is not a good option.
- Universal adapter – In case you get stranded and run out of batteries for your mobile devices, you can charge them at the airport where you are at. In that way, you can always communicate and advise someone from home or in your destination about it.
- Mobile phones, charger, extra batteries – This may be basic, but it’s good to have them in your list.
- Mobile device with Internet capability – Most of the airports nowadays have Internet access. You can enjoy surfing while waiting for your departure or when you need to communicate and update someone about your whereabouts.
- Don’t bring any weapon if possible – To avoid delay and inconvenience, better not bring one.
- Don’t bring anything you don’t want to lose – Don’t bring unnecessary credit cards, duplicate stuff, irreplaceable family stuff, and valuable documents not needed in your travel.
Do you find the airport travel tips helpful? If you need assistance on your travel, you can contact Ultimate Visa Corporation for advice and visa assistance. If there are things that should be on the list, feel free to add more to help travelers have an enjoyable and stress-free travel. Share your thoughts.