A little bit of planning can take an awful lot of the stress out of flying.
Here are our top 10 tips for a good flight!
- Before your departure date, why not book an airport familiarisation tour? This tour will let you experience the airport journey prior to your day of travel and will ease any concerns or fears you may have.
- If you need special assistance pre-book this when you arrange your flights. You can do this via your travel agent, airline/holiday booking company website or visit www.norwichairport.co.uk for more information.
- Before you leave home to arrive at the airport for your flight, check that everyone has their passports, airline tickets, visas (if needed) and insurance policies. The same applies when leaving your holiday accommodation for your return journey!
- Try and pack light – if you can manage to travel with only hand luggage, which for journeys of less than a week can be done, it will save you both time and money. But do check the airline’s hand luggage maximum sizes/weight (via airline website) as these vary considerably from airline to airline.
- Weigh your luggage or book and pay for additional bags before your travel so that you don’t have any issues at check-in.
- If you’re driving to the airport check that there are no road works and always leave a little extra time if travelling at busy times of the year. Book your airport parking in advance; this can save you money.
- You should also check-in online as this will save you time when you get to the airport.
- Get ready for security checks. Take off your coats, jackets and belts, remove electronic items from their bags and covers BEFORE you get to the security person. Also remember that you can only take liquids, including toothpastes, in 100ml containers which must be placed in one clear plastic bag which we do provide free at the airport. Doing these simple things will speed things up for you and everyone else in the queue.
- All medication over 100ml should be accompanied by documentary proof of authenticity, such as a prescription or letter from a medical practitioner confirming that you need them for your journey. Liquid medication that is not required on the flight should be carried as hold luggage.
- Take a good book and some entertainment just in case you have a delay, otherwise it can be an expensive period of distraction!
For more information, visit Norwich Airport
You might also find Silver Travel Advisor useful.