Holidays can often be the only time of the year where you get to relax. But, before you can lie around sipping drinks on the beach, you first have to successfully arrange and then navigate the most troublesome of holiday tasks – travel arrangements. To help make travelling as painless as possible, we have put together this quick guide and, luck-permitting, you’ll never have to fret about travelling again.
Check flight status regularly
Regularly checking flight status is of paramount importance. A failure to do so, at worst, can result in a trip to the airport with luggage in hand before being told the flight has been cancelled. Most quality airlines normally utilise an automated system that will text you with updates regarding the status of your flight. If not, be sure to check for updates whenever possible – especially on the morning of the flight to avoid last minute disappointment.
The majority of airlines will present you with the opportunity to check in prior to actually getting to the airport, and any chance you get to speed up proceedings; you should seize with both hands. With just a few minutes spent tapping away at your phone screen, you can avoid hours of queuing. That said, the importance of taking a screenshot of your booking confirmation cannot be overstated – a weak WiFi connection or a faulty airline app can steal away any time you might have otherwise saved.
Airport taxi tips and tricks
Simply getting to the airport can be an ordeal. Selecting an affordable and punctual taxi service will help you clear this hurdle; there is nothing worse than scrambling through the airport to catch a flight your taxi driver made you late for. A well-respected and well-renowned taxi service can provide you with a comfortable journey and an efficient route but they cannot eradicate any of the traffic or accident related delays that can prevent speedy airport transfers from Liverpool. That is why it is so important to always allow for unexpected delays when you schedule your taxi.
Pack light where possible
Trimming the amount of luggage you are taking with you on holiday can help you in a number of different ways. First of all, the lighter your luggage is, the easier it is to carry. Secondly, without the need to put a bag in the hold, you can bypass what is normally the longest queue. Thirdly, by ensuring your carry-on luggage meets the size and weight requirements of the airline you are flying with, you can sidestep any frantic and stressful redistributions of clothing.
Take your time at the gate
As counterintuitive as it may sound, rather than rushing up to the desk in an attempt to board the plane first, a far more effective tactic is to simply sit back and wait until the queue empties. Assuming you have a pre-allocated seat, instead of spending this time standing idly and impatiently in the queue, you can relax and unwind before boarding your flight. You don’t need to fear missing your flight either; they will always call your name before the plane takes off.
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