Some tips to save time at the airport

Some tips to save time at the airport

By kadija latibu

Every day millions of people fly across the world. Especially when living as an expat in a foreign land, airports and flights are unavoidable.

However, so are the delays and the rush that pile up when travelling. Hence, here are a few tips that could help you to have a leisurely flight with minimum delay or time wasted.

#- Always check in online. It just saves up a lot of time.

#- Keep your passport, boarding pass and the necessary documents in one place, so that you’ll know where exactly they are and could fish them out easily when requested.

#- Check the weight of your bags beforehand so that you would not waste time shifting things from one bag to the other at the airport.

#- Eat a meal at home before you leave for the airport and so you don’t have to hunt for a place to grab a bite at the airport.

#- Pack away everything else other than what you would need at the airport. Stow everything else away.

#- Wear slide-on shoes that you could remove easily at the security line. Also, do a quick mental review of everything you are wearing that you will need to remove (such as shoes, jewelry, watch, jacket), and what you have inside your carry-on bag that might need to be taken out (liquids, electronics).

#- Travelling with kids? Keep their favourite TV programme downloaded or their favourite toy in hand just in case you end up in a delay. Also, let them take a bathroom break just before boarding the plane.

Got anything more to add? If so comment below.

(Cover image courtesy: Pawel)

 

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By zaheer_sayyed• 4 years 8 months ago.
zaheer_sayyed

they never checked my exit permit, once I didn't even carry it.

By noushad ta• 4 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
noushad ta

Good post !!!

yes, doing web check-in or online check-in saves times !!!

Make sure dont carry any Paint,Gas,Batteries(for electronic wheel chair),chemical,portable oxygen and such hazardous items,if needed any one above call the airline before you shop them or plan to carry and give exact details to airline and take prior approval(if ok take it to airport), its too save a lot of time at airport. finally less luggage more comfort.

By shafqat-hayat• 4 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
shafqat-hayat

If you are on routine trip, make one or two small hand carry with only important stuff - rather making a big luggage. After landing & immigration- walk away with a smile.

By Molten Metal• 4 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
Molten Metal

Thanks Kadija ..........

'' Eat a meal at home before you leave for the airport and so you don’t have to hunt for a place to grab a bite at the airport.''

This can be done a junior staff's home on the way to airport ....... as an alternate to save time ............

By sarathbp• 4 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
sarathbp

If you are travelling from qatar, check your exit permit and fines at moi website. If you are a frequent traveller, better to take egate card for immigration.

Happy traveling...

By coxtown• 4 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
coxtown

Well before the departure time, make sure your exit permit is ready, keep a copy handy in case needed. Keep couple of Panadols, cough cyrup, chewing gums etc.,

By britexpat• 4 years 10 months ago.
britexpat

Make sure the "carry on" is actually a carry on and does not weigh 20 kilos

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