Travelling is fun and exciting and at the same time, can be challenging due to activities involved such a planning, budgeting, financing, choosing Airlines and Hotels, choice of destination, check-in formalities and so on. It can be hectic making these arrangements but with a proper planning and preparation, the fun is very much achievable.
Here are few tips that can help you go through the check-in procedure seamlessly.
RECONFIRM YOUR TICKET PRIOR TO TRAVEL DATE
It is helpful to reconfirm your tickets before your travel date to ensure your readiness for departure. reconfirming your flight details such as the departure terminal, check-in opening and closing time, baggage limits (usually stated on the ticket), cost for extra allowance, arrange your travel documents well on time, confirm your hotel accommodation (in case you choose to stay here).
PACK YOUR LUGGAGE WELL ON TIME
Ensure to pack ahead of time, this way you are able to include all important items. Someone like me, I am very lazy packing suitcases, so I usually start packing well on time to ensure my must go items are not left behind and more so if you are travelling with kids. you must not forget their favorite toys, story books and other important items.
STORE ITEMS LIKE LAPTOP IN AN EASY TO REACH BAG
A laptop case/bag is a must items to invest in for convenience, as you will be required to scan your laptop separately at the Airport screening points. Remember, laptop and other valuables are a carry-on item, it must never be checked-in
TAKE A WARM BODY COVER OR SWEAT SHIRT
This some Airlines provide for long haul travel however either long or short haul, be sure to come along with yours as it is usually cold up there with temperature of about -30 degrees Celsius depending on the altitude. I remembered one time i made a short haul trip and forgot to cover properly, the cold dealt with me as I shivered till the flight touched down, I learned the hard way.
ARRIVE THE AIRPORT HOURS BEFORE THE FLIGHT
Get to the Airport at least 3-4 hours before the flight. This will help you check-in timely and go through other travel formalities, familiarize with the Airport and locations within the environment, check for items at the duty free shops if you wish, locate the boarding gate on time and relax before the flight departs.