How to Avoid missing your flight

Sometimes, our beds make us feel so comfortable and safe that it just makes it so hard to part ways when the morning comes. 

Aside from oversleeping, other factors that contribute to missing your flight include traffic, and not being prepared on time.

Today, we have come up with a handy list for you to ensure that you don’t miss your next flight.

Check in online

check in online

Technology has come a long way. You can now use the internet for just about anything, including checking into your flight well in advance.

Major airlines offer online flight check-in, that means you can log in from your computer, check in for your flight the next day.

It’s always either through the airline’s website or app, and you will need an ID, flight confirmation number, and possibly the credit card you used to book the flight.

You can also use this time to upgrade your seats and even pay fees if you bring extra baggage.

Find out what you can and can’t bring on your flight

packing luggage

Sometimes, even when you wake up and make it to the airport on time, you are still held back because security officers have found contraband in your luggage.

You then proceed to use the next few minutes arguing and having to rearrange your items, and having to say goodbye to the things you can’t bring with you on the flight.

The same can be said when you over-pack, and you have to lighten your load or pay the extra fee. That is why it is important to weigh your bags at home beforehand so you can pay for the additional fee in advance instead of dealing with it at the airport.

Prepare for the security check

security check

It may eat up a lot of time and can be annoying at times, but they are here to ensure your safety. So, it is best to follow their requirements to make it easier for yourself. That includes:

    • Placing all toiletries in TSA approved containers and putting said containers in a clear plastic bag for quick inspection
    • Avoid wearing excessive metal like belt buckles, jewellery, and spare change
  • Choose to wear slip-on shoes to avoid the hassle of tying and untying your laces.

Read up ahead of time to know what else you can do to help yourself and the officers save time with your security check.

Have a plan B for getting to the airport

yellow taxi

More often than not, we ask our buddies to give us a ride to the airport. But just before you leave, your ride cancels on you.

So, what do you do? The first thing you want to do is take a cab or using a ride-sharing app to get to the airport. However, you may find it hard to find a ride to the airport. 

Here are a few ways to avoid it:

Have a parking plan

parking space

The answer is yourself. You have a car that’s just sitting in the garage, so drive yourself to the airport. What’s more, when you book an offsite parking space, you can get better rates.

When you use an offsite parking space, you can utilise their free shuttle service. That way, you can get to the airport on time.

Avoid the hassles of rebooking, and missing flights by following these simple tips. Catch your flight and enjoy your holiday or business trip without having to worry about how you’ll get home afterwards.

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