Planning a trip for Eid? Here are some tips to avoid the travel rush

Planning a trip for Eid? Here are some tips to avoid the travel rush

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By QLNews

It’s that time of the year again when all roads in the country lead to the Hamad International Airport for the great ‘Eid travel rush.’

While long, serpentine queues outside the airport were a common sight in the past, stricter crowd control measures have toned things down.

One should plan their travel well in advance to ensure a hassle-free airport experience. Are you confused about what to do and how to plan your perfect airport experience? Here are some tips to keep in mind.

 

Arrive early

This is the first and basic rule of ensuring a hassle-free travel experience at the airport. Arrive well ahead of time to give yourself ample time for security checks, immigration procedures, and boarding.

 

Book your flights early

A wise man once said that failing to plan is planning to fail. One should chart out their itinerary well in advance and book flights accordingly to secure preferred travel dates and avoid last-minute rushes and high ticket costs.

 

Check-in online

You may or may not be a fan of checking in your luggage online early, but it certainly helps cut down wait time at airport check-in counters.

 

Use fast-track services

This may not be economical or practical for everyone, but using fast-track services provided by airports and airlines could whisk you through security and immigration checkpoints, thereby saving great amounts of time.

 

Know the airport’s layout

Familiarizing yourself with the airport’s layout and its different facilities helps a lot when you’re hard-pressed for time. Having a general idea of where boarding gates are located will help you navigate the airport efficiently. If you are travelling with kids, make a note of where the airport’s different play areas are in.

 

Pack your bags lightly

If at all possible, travel light to the airport. Minimal luggage will cut down the waiting time at check-in areas and streamline the boarding process, making your trip much faster during busy times.  

Stay informed always

With much information available at your fingertips, it pays to constantly monitor flight schedules, delays, and other airport announcements through official websites and apps. This will help avoid last-minute surprises, especially during peak travel times.

 

Be kind, patient, and calm towards airport and airline staff

Understand that airport and airline staff are under immense pressure to ensure everyone travels safely and reaches their destinations fast. Maintain a good attitude, be positive, and follow airport staff’s instructions to ensure a smooth and stress-free travel experience.

Are there any tips you would like to suggest to avoid the Eid rush at the Hamad International Airport? Do let us know in the comments section.

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