The last thing you want before heading on holiday is a stressful airport experience. I’ve had my fair share of Airport Experiences; good and bad so I thought I would share some of my tips on how to make it as smooth as possible.
This is a little obvious but you don’t want to be rushing around the airport all flustered. Let’s face it, you want as much time as possible to mooch around Duty Free and grab a bite to eat. You also never know if there will be any accidents on the roads or if trains will be delayed. If you have a super early flight, especially an international one – I usually opt to stay in a nearby hotel so I wake up feeling refreshed and only a few minutes away from the airport.
If you are driving to the airport, book your parking in advance. There are also plenty of vouchers and offers if you dig around a bit. I also prefer parking quite close to the actual terminal but there are loads of options such as valet parking. Cheapflights.co.uk have compiled a guide on how to save money on Airport Parking. There are some really helpful tips!
When you are packing your hand luggage, make sure it’s all organised. Keep your documents and passports together in a safe place. I usually have my Travel Wallet from Prezzybox with me to keep everything organised.
Security can be quite stressful but there’s nothing you can do except been organised with your liquids and electricals. Remember you are only allowed liquids under 100ml and electricals such as iPads, laptops, hair appliances and cameras will need to be removed. As a blogger, that’s basically everything in my hand luggage!
I always like to treat myself in World Duty Free whenever I’m in an airport. As a beauty lover, It’s probably my favourite part of the airport experience. Sometimes you can pick up some amazing bargains and travel exclusives. I’ve also just discovered that you can browse World Duty Free online and reserve what you want before you even get there!
Visit the Airport Lounge
You might have seen my recent post on Manchester Airport’s Aspire Lounge here. I’ve never tried an Airport Lounge before but I’d really recommend looking to book into one if you have a long haul flight ahead or wanting to completely relax away from the hustle and bustle of the airport terminal. Access to these lounges are around £25 but you are provided with food & beverages, Wi-Fi and newspapers.
Do you have any tips for making your Airport experience stress-free? Have you been in an Airport Lounge?
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