It is undeniable that it is becoming increasingly difficult to fly without the hassle and problems of airports and airlines. Just ending a line at a security checkpoint at some airports will make some passengers feel sick. But despite all the inconveniences associated with flying, it is a necessity. There’s a lot you can do to make your flight easier and hassle-free, and all you need is common sense and planning.
1. Arrive at the airport early
It’s easy to get to the airport early. This is especially true if the airline requires passengers to arrive at least two hours before the departure time of the flight. However, many people do not listen to this request and arrive at the airport minutes before the flight departs. Rows at check-in counters and security can be very stressful. Not only can you miss a flight, but you also need to book a new flight and passengers will have to move in standby on the next flight without a seat guarantee until the very end.
2. Take the morning plane.
Flying early does not mean that you need to choose a flight at 4 am. However, flights departing early in the morning are less likely to be delayed and are less likely to be affected by weather issues across the country or other aircraft that may be delayed at other airports. In addition, if the first flight of the day is canceled or delayed for any reason, there may be other flights available throughout the day as needed.
3. Do not fly during “rush hour”
Airports like highways have rush hours. Rush hours are usually from 8:30 am to 10 am and 4:30 pm in the afternoon. By 6:30 pm, this is the busiest time at the airport when people are waiting for their flights. Crowds mean longer queues at security checkpoints, more people in the bathroom, more people in the restaurant lines, and more people sitting in the waiting room. Flying during the day’s rush hours can reduce the need to sit in line with the crowd.
4. Try using a direct flight
Obviously, if you take a direct flight, the risk of delay is less. It takes time to take off and land, so you should avoid it twice. There are always destinations when direct flights are not available, but there are many cities that are as common as direct flights stop. Booking a direct flight may also be worth a few dollars to avoid unnecessary hassle and potential delays.
5. Book a connection in sufficient time
If you do not have a direct flight to your destination, please allow sufficient time between flights. When airlines book flights, they often require a 30-minute or 45-minute gap between connections. However, if the original flight is delayed, this is often not enough time. To avoid this stress, schedule your connecting flight for at least one hour between the arrival time of your first flight and the departure time of your connecting flight.
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