*Top Tips To Help You Avoid Missing A Flight

Wednesday, February 06, 2019
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Missing a flight is everyone’s worst nightmare - you could lose the cost of the flight, your hotel booking and even any excursions that you have paid for in advance. This is why you need to make sure that you are on time for your flight and that you have prepared as much as possible. To help you avoid missing an upcoming flight, we have put together some tips. Keep reading to find out what these tips are.

Double Check The Details 
Our first tip is for those who haven’t got around to double checking their details since booking the flight. It can be easily to book the flight and then leave the details to the last minute when you are checking in online however this can cause problems. What if you leave it to the night before only to find out that you were a day off with what you thought you had booked? It is vital that you double check your details a few times before your upcoming trip to make sure that you know exactly when your flight takes off. This will help you to ensure that you are at the airport with enough time to get through security before it takes off.

Find Out The Terminal Number 
Depending on the airport that you are going to be travelling to, it might have a huge number of terminals that flights leave from. You might arrive at the airport with enough time to make your flight only to find out that you are at the wrong terminal. This can be very problematic when terminals are on opposite sides of the airport and require a bus to get to each. It is a good idea to find out which terminal number your airline uses in the airport and you will be able to make sure that you arrive in the right place and make your flight on time.

Stay At An Airport Hotel 
Although staying at an airport hotel might seem like an unnecessary cost it can actually save you a lot of money if it helps you to avoid missing a flight. Airports like Luton airport have airport parking which comes in the form of hotel park and fly. Parking at Luton airport and staying in one of the nearby hotels will mean that you wake up right beside the airport and you don’t risk having to travel through rush hour traffic to make your flight on time. This is a perfect solution for families who struggle to get everyone out of the house on time. Lutonparking.com have more information on this so consider it if you want to avoid missing a flight.

Bring All Documents 
If you forget your passport then it is very unlikely that you are going to be allowed to travel from the airport that day. This is why you need to make sure that you have brought all of the necessary travel documents with you on the day and that the rest of your group has theirs. Travel documents include passports, visas and booking references that will prove that you have made the booking in advance. It is really important that you do your research and find out if the country that you are travelling to requires a travel visa. Countries like Canada require you to have a visa for simply having a connecting flight in their country and if you don’t have this booked in advance of your travel then you might end up missing out on taking your flight. If you can double check that all travel documents are in your bag before leaving, then you will avoid missing your flight.

Pack In Advance 
If you want to avoid missing a flight, then you need to make sure that you pack as much as possible in advance. Leaving packing to the last minute can only cause problems and might be the reason why you miss your flight in the end. On top of this, packing in advance gives you a chance to double check your bag and make sure that you haven’t forgotten anything. Even if your last minute packing leaves you with enough time to get to the airport – you might forget something and need to turn back making you late in the process. Try to pack as far in advance as possible if you want to make your flight and enjoy your holiday.

Check Luggage Guidelines 
Not every airline has the same guidelines when it comes to travelling. This is why you need to check any luggage guidelines before setting off to the airport to ensure that you have luggage added to your booking and that it is below the weight limit. You also need to check the allowance for hand luggage and the items that are allowed to be inside it. Neglecting to do this might cause problems at the airport and mean that you end up missing your flight.

Try Priority Security 
If you are often late for things, then you might benefit from paying for priority security in advance of your travel. Even if you get there on time, you might find that a long security queue can mean that you end up being late for boarding your flight even though it is not your fault. Priority boarding will mean that you can skip most of the queue and get through to your boarding gate with enough time to spare. Priority boarding is available at most airports and doesn’t cost too much extra on top of your ticket price. Consider this if you would like to get through the airport a lot faster.

Check In Online 
Our final tip for those who want to avoid missing a flight is to check in online before getting to het airport. This can save you a lot of time queuing in the airport to pass over your details and get checked in. many different airlines allow you to do this and as long as you don’t have any hold luggage with you, you can easily go straight to security when you arrive at the airport. Some airlines even have a bag drop area for those who have checked in online and all that is required is to place your bag on the scales and you can move on through the airport. Checking in online has become a lot more common so consider this if you want to avoid missing your flight in the future.

Be Prepared 
The key to avoiding missing a flight is to be as prepared as possible. You need to give yourself enough time to get to the airport and account for any traffic that might be on the roads at that particular time of the day. Consider staying in an airport hotel and parking your car there to make sure that you are there in time and you will be much more relaxed on the day. You should also check in online in advance and pay for priority security if you want to avoid missing your flight. Take on board all of our advice and you should be able to make your next big trip!

Do you have any travelling tips?

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15 comments

  1. I love that pink luggage set - so cute!

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  2. I don't really fly any more but being late makes me anxious so I'm always early for everything anyway! x

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  3. Haha I must send this to my Mum she’s always late. Great post x

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  4. Awesome tips! I always like to plan out times to wake up and set off when I'm travelling :)

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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  5. Planning ahead is always such a great thing to do and make notes of important info!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  6. I nearly missed a train today and that was bad enough, I'd hate to miss a flight!

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  7. anxiety ensures I do all of this anyway - which is helpful sometimes lol

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  8. I find airports quite stressful, I never feel calm until I’m hanging that boarding pass over x

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  9. Luckily I have never missed a flight, I like to get there early, so there is no rush!

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  10. These are some brilliant tips. Thankfully I havent missed a flight yet.

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  11. We missed a flight once because a woman at the airline told us to check in two hours later than we were supposed to. Absolute nightmare! x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  12. I'm normally the kind of person that gets there ridiculously early and I'm a stickler for time!

    Love, Amie ❤

    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  13. I’m so anxious about getting my flight on time. Those people who stroll around so relaxed stress me.

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  14. I love your luggage so much! I really need to get myself a new suitcase but I honestly would love to travel anywhere since it's been 4 years since I last went anywhere! Some of these tips I had no clue about so thank youuuu!

    Dee xoxo | TheDeeWhoLived

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  15. Some great tips here! I’d never even thought of some myself.

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

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