Our Top 10 Airport Hacks When Going On Holiday
Airports are vibrant hubs of activity, full of travellers doing their best to get from A to B with as little disruption as possible.
As much as we love exploring new places, it’s no secret that things often go a little bit awry when flying, but did you know there are things you can do to make the journey as smooth as possible?
Airports and associated airlines might be able to help you out more than you think, or packing something extra could make the difference between an awful flight and a great one. Even if you think you’ve got your airport routine down to a T, you might want to consider these helpful tips and tricks.
1. Pack your liquids and electronic devices at the top of your carry on bag
Pros : No digging through your bag while you’re waiting in line, saving you time.
What you need : Nothing
UK airports and carriers have a million and one rules about what you can and can’t carry onto an airplane, and, even when you’re allowed to carry something, it still has to be screened – that’s the way it is, there’s no way around it so play your part to make the process easier for all concerned.
So, make it easier on yourself by storing your liquids and electronics near the top of your carry-on. That way, they’re accessible when you have to take them out to go through security. You won’t be digging through your bag to find them, annoying everyone else behind you in line with the holdup.
2. Book your flights on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for better deals
Pros: Save an average of £50 on tickets.
What you need: A computer / telephone
Cheapflights did a study on the best time to buy airline tickets, and they found that Tuesday and Wednesday were the best times to book. On average, you saved £50 per ticket when, on those two days, you book your flights – the cheapest days also were Thursday and Friday.
Sunday was the worst time for both ticket-booking and traveling, as it was way more expensive to fly out before the workweek began. In terms of what month to choose, Cheapflights said that January and February had the best deals on flights, while the summer months often led to more expensive ticket prices.