Have you ever been travelling by air? If not, then you have come to the right place. For a first time flyer, the process involved can be quite overwhelming and daunting, but when you get used to it, you will see it is really simple. And to help to accelerate that process, we have written this article. From what you should do the moment you step in the airport to the moment you arrive at your destination, we have gathered a lot tips for you, our beloved readers, so that for your first time air travelling, you will not be confused of what you should or should not do.
RESEARCH ONLINE FIRST
Before going to the airport, it is advisable for you to do some research online first. Information such as where to buy tickets or the map of the airport can be easily found on respective airports’ websites. Moreover, most airports now have their own customer support team that you can call to ask questions in case you are not clear about something. The more information you manage to gather, the better you are equipped for your first flight.
LEARN TO ASK QUESTIONS
The first step in getting used to flying is to learn to ask questions. It is no doubt that for your first time at the airport, things can seem strange and unfamiliar. With that in mind, every airport has their own support team to help customers with their flight. From where to go and what to do, the support team will always be willing to answer your question, even take you to where you want to go if asked. Therefore, if you are confused of what to do when you are at the airport, it is advisable for you to seek out the support team and ask them to help you (politely, of course).
MAKE SURE YOUR LUGGAGE MEET AIRLINE REQUIREMENTS
This is fairly important to ensure that your luggage meet airline requirements in term of the items that you brought and the weight of your luggage. First of all, most airlines allow you to bring around 50 pound (about 23 kilos) and if you are going to bring more, you will have to pay a fee or even be forced to leave your exceed items. Therefore, it is advisable for you to weigh your luggage at home beforehand so that you do not need to throw your items away. Second, in term of items that you are allowed to bring with you, you can bring one personal item as well as one carry-on item, such as your mp3 player or laptop. Moreover, some airlines do not allow you to bring items that contain liquid like water onto the plane so make sure discard those items at home.
REMEMBER TO BRING ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
In addition to tickets, you need to remember to bring all required legal documents as well, such as your passport, photo identification card, etc… in order to check in your flight.