There was a time when air travel was enjoyable, even exciting. However, with the influx of low cost flights and an increase in international travel, more and more people are travelling, which means that airports are busier than ever. Add to that the long wait at security, baggage issues, flight delays and even the hassle of actually getting to the airport, air travel has become as stressful as moving home.
Heathrow, closely followed by Gatwick, has been described as the most stressful airport in the UK. So what can you do to avoid airport stress? Here are a few handy hints.
By booking your ticket online you’ll be able to check-in and print your boarding pass before you leave home. Once you arrive at the airport you can avoid the check-in desks and proceed straight to the bag drop.
Booking online also helps you to tailor-make your flight. You can choose your seat, your meal and even upgrade.
Most major airlines now have automatic check-in machines at the airport, so even if you haven’t booked online you can still check-in reasonably quickly once you’re there.
If you are going on a short trip, take just hand baggage. However, make sure your cabin trolley is the right measurement and weight and bear in mind every airline seems to have its own hand baggage allowance. Don’t pack prohibited items and take particular care with liquids (no more than 100ml per container).
Give Yourself Plenty Of Time
Once you’re at the airport, go straight through security; you’ll then have time to shop and eat. Make a note of your gate number; in larger airports you may need up to 30 minutes to walk there.
Book A Taxi to Airport Service
Unreliable, uncomfortable public transport, nightmare road conditions, traffic delays and airport parking concerns mean that you’re already stressed before you even arrive at the airport! Booking an executive taxi-to-airport service couldn’t be easier.
Imagine being picked up from your own home in a stylish, comfortable car and being delivered, on time every time, directly to the airport of your choice? Not only can you sit back and relax without having to worry about driving conditions or airport parking, but you’ll be in the hands of a competent, expert driver who has up-to-date traffic and flight information.
Maple Executive Cars provides executive taxi services to major airports at an affordable price. For a stress-free journey, make it start well and contact us today.
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