Are you planning a trip? Does that involve riding an airplane? They say, you just need to buckle up and the plane goes up up in the wind! Definitely NOT! It’s not that easy. There are alot of rules to follow and there are alot of processes but rest assured when you follow the DO’s and DON’Ts then everything would be smooth. There are Nth number of rules to be followed and we have chosen some of the DO’s and DON’Ts in the airport.
1. Do not pack sharp objects such as knives, scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles in your hand luggage.
Of course they are not allowed for safety purposes so avoid bringing them or you gotta donate them to the airport or worse, they’ll be suspicious and you’ll be up for interrogation. Well, that you don’t want since it will cause all your delays.
2. Do not make comments about carrying weapons or explosives as this may result into an objection to board the aircraft and prosecution.
This is a serious issue and you don’t want to be sued for this or worse, suspect you as a terrorist! This is a BIG NO! This will cause too much panick and delays.
3. Do not overpack your bag(s)
Stop bringing your whole closet. Pack wisely and lightly! Over baggage costs more money than the original allowed baggage. You won’t enjoy carrying alot of baggage. Refer here for some tips in travelling light: Hacks on Travelling Light
4. Make sure you have the correct boarding passes and travel documents to be presented if requested at the security check points and at boarding gates
This is very IMPORTANT! One missing document could cost you your whole travel itinerary. Bring all the necessary documents. Make sure you have the right boarding pass and double check your names on your plane ticket and passport or any valid IDs. Make sure they all match!
5. Inform the Security Officers of your medical conditions, such as a pacemaker that might be affected by the screening process.
Better to let them know before doing something else that might cause any delay or worse, harm on your health. If possible, bring necessary documents that will support your medical condition. Pregnant women, be cautious with these X-ray scanners and secure a travel permit for your doctor.
6. It is best to check-in earlier and have all the necessary travel documents ready prior to Check In
Oh yes! Better be early than late. Arriving on the dot is considered late too. Make sure especially for international passengers to be at the airport 3-4 hours early than your check in. To avoid being late, take the most reliable airport shuttle. Instead of bringing your car and taking some time to park or drive. Book your trip in advance!