Before leaving for the airport, it would be great to spend some time trying to learn about the requirements first. For example, the increasing cases of national security around the world have ensured that some items are restricted and would never be allowed inside the airport or on the plane. Therefore, learn about the restricted items and avoid carrying them when travelling. Hazardous chemicals, explosives and firearms must never be part of the luggage a traveller carries when going to any airport. Also, to simplify the check in process, try carrying smaller and lighter luggage. Travellers are better off carrying luggage into the cabin.
You choose to travel to and from the airport using a car, train, taxi, car rental services or by bike. The other option would be to travel to and from the airport using limousines, buses, or shuttles. Before choosing the best mode through which to travel, find out about the cost. This would be vital in preparing a proper and detailed budget. Some options are costlier than others.
Limousine or chauffeured minibus services may be a good option
Hiring a limousine or chauffeured service may seem expensive but in some cases can be actually cheaper than a taxi, as we all know that taxi drivers love to bump up their prices as soon as they hear the word “airport”. Travelling by a chauffeured car is a very convenient option. This is because the traveller does not have to worry about finding the best and shortest route to or from the airport. The chauffeur or tax driver has the sole responsibility of finding the fastest route to and from the airport. This ensures that the traveller arrives at the airport or any preferred destination in a relaxed frame of mind. Or if you have a large group then minibuses are the best option for families and friends travelling together.
If you decide to drive, make sure you know the exact directions to the airport. Work out about the average time to get there so you and decide what is the best time to leave the house or office.
Keep in mind check in and boarding times and arrive at the airport 2 hours before the flight departs. Travellers often take too much time trying to go through security clearances at the airport. Arrive early enough to avoid being delayed trying to pass through the security clearances successfully.
Finally, check with the airport for information regarding the parking options and fees. Trying to find parking at any airport can be a very frustrating experience. Trying to find parking at the airport can be a very costly undertaking. This is why many travellers prefer using chauffeured modes of transport. To avoid delays while checking in, avoid carrying sharp objects, scissors and files. Wear shoes, watches, and belts that are easy to remove, and checking in would be over within no time at all. Finally and most importantly, always keep your passport on you.