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Quick Tips On Arriving on Time at The Airport


A family retreat, a business trip, a weekend getaway, whatever your reason for traveling, air travel can be exceptionally tricky, especially when it comes to getting the timing right. If you are a frequent flyer, we are certain you have made the last minute dash to the airport in a bid to catch your flight on time. While some of these situations are beyond our control, our experienced Hamptons airport transfer specialists have a few tips that will significantly reduce the risk of running late for your next flight and all subsequent flights.

The very first measure you should take is to employ the services of reputable car service such as our Hamptons limo service. With our services, all you have to do is give us your place of residence and departure time and we will handle all the logistics, considering time of day, traffic density, weather, etc., to ensure that we transfer you to the airport in time to get through security and check-in before your departure time.

Our professionally trained chauffeurs in conjunction with our staff have mastered their area of operation and use the most convenient routes to guarantee that our clients are exactly where they need when they need to be there, and you will be no exception. Now, let us have a look at a few more measures you can take to ensure that you get to all your flights on time.

Check your Flight Status

This tip seems a bit too obvious and we aren’t sure that we should even speak on it. Nonetheless, this is a mistake that most travelers make, so it needs to be addressed. In this technological age, checking your flight status has never been easier; download apps like TripIt on your mobile device and stay updated on the status of all your flights. You don’t want to wake up early in the morning to get to the airport only to find that your flight was canceled, or worse, arrive at the airport and find out the departure time had been moved up and you have missed your flight. Both situations are not unideal, but the latter is obviously much worse; to avoid finding yourself in such predicaments, check your flight status on a regular basis in order to update yourself on any changes and to adjust your schedule accordingly.

Airport Parking

We all know that airport parking can be a nightmare and could easily be the reason why you run late for your flight. If you have to drive yourself to the airport you should be aware of the parking situation ahead of time. Find out online what the parking situation at the airport is like; find out which lots are open and how exactly to navigate to the open lots. Most airports have a parking lot status page on their websites while others opt for an automated telephone line that offers information on parking status and prices. If you are traveling during peak hours when the lots tend to fill up fast, taking this measure will give you sufficient time to look for alternative parking around the airport. This will not only save you a lot of time but a lot of anxiety as well.

TSA PreCheck

TSA’s PreCheck is a trusted travelers’ program that is currently available in more than 200 airports across the United States. Members are pre-screened and, as a result, can simply whisk past security while everyone else is queuing and unpacking their bags. A similar shortcut is The U.S. Customs Department’s Global Entry program; members get to whisk past the customs and government immigration lines. Sign up for both programs and you never have to spend time at security or customs, saving yourself lots of invaluable time at the airport.

Online Check-in

Checking in online saves you lots of time especially when you don’t have to check in bags. If you are checking in bags having a pre-printed boarding pass doesn’t help much because the staff end issuing you with another when you check in your luggage. However, when you don’t have to check in bags having a pre-printed boarding pass certainly saves you the time you would have spent at the check-in queue. This is not only a way to save time, but it also allows you to secure the seat you need on the plane. 

Luggage Weight

Most airlines will charge you if your bag is past the weight limit. You could weigh your luggage at home before you leave, which is the most ideal approach. Purchase your own scale at the nearest supermarket; it is inexpensive and will save you lots of surprises during your subsequent airport visit. However, if you don’t have a scale at home, most airports have installed a scale at the check-in area where you could confirm the weight of your luggage and make any swaps before joining the check-in queue. Heavy or seemingly over packed luggage will always attract the attention of the check-in agents and they will probably ask to see the contents of your suitcase or carryon, which is simply a waste of time. So check your bags’ weight ahead of time.

Learn the Airport Layout

Of course, every airport has a different layout. It’s therefore important that you learn the layout of the airport you will be visiting in order to identify the best routes to critical checkpoints such as security, check-in, and your gate. You should be able to save a few minutes by simply knowing exactly where to go and how to get there.

Documents

Place all your documents in a place where you can easily access them before leaving for the airport. That is your passport, boarding pass, credit card, etc. Place them in your wallet or carryon bag so that you can reach them easily whenever required; you don’t want to waste time rummaging through your suitcase to find your passport at the airport as your departure time draws closer and closer.

Wait at your Gate

If you are done ahead of time, avoid wondering around and wait for your flight at the gate where you will be able to receive prompt updates concerning your flight. The official P.A system delays information a bit and you want to make sure that you are receiving information in real time to make sure nothing has changed.


Posted on Jul 10 2019