With heightened security measures in place, air travel has become a bit of an ordeal. You are likely to spend 2 or more hours in the airport before boarding a plane. There are some things you can do to alleviate some of the headaches associated with being at the airport. Here are a few tips for a hassle-free airport experience.
It is best to give yourself plenty of time to get to the airport. You need to account for traffic or weather related delays when arranging for your transportation. You can make this less stressful and more comfortable by using a Nashville airport shuttle service with an experienced chauffeur.
Apply for TSA Pre-Check Clearance
Applying for a 5 year TSA Pre-Check membership is only $85. This allows you to go through security screening much faster. You won’t have to spend time waiting in line, then removing articles of clothing and having your technology scanned.
Bring Only Carry-On Bags
Pack light with one bag for your clothing and toiletries to fit in the overhead bin and a laptop bag with technology, books, and documents to fit beneath the seat in front of you. Don’t bother checking a bag. This will save you time on both ends of the trip. You can quickly check in at an electronic kiosk when you arrive at the airport. And, you won’t need to wait forever at baggage claim when reaching your destination or when you return.
Call ahead, check online, or be on your air carrier’s call list to make sure your flight is on schedule. There is nothing more annoying than arriving at the airport to find out that your flight is delayed or even canceled. If you are using our airport transportation Nashville, your chauffeur will check the flight status as well for both departures and arrivals.
Carry a Document Folio or Wallet
It isn’t a bad idea to invest in a travel wallet or folio. This is a type of case specifically designed to hold travel documents, such as your passport, photo ID, TSA card, tickets, and itinerary, all in one place. You won’t be fumbling through a handbag or coat pockets for these items. Always make copies of the documents and keep them in a separate place, just in case.
Have your phone, tablet, or reader close at hand, along with your ear buds. Download some audio books and music before you leave. Load up your reader with best sellers or newspapers. Stream a video or favorite TV series to kill some time. Remember to have a charger handy, as most airports have multiple charging stations now.
While airports can be pretty uncomfortable places to navigate and pass the time in, you can do a few simple things to make the experience better. And remember to reserve transportation services for when you return. A professional chauffeur will be waiting when you arrive. You can just depart and relax the whole way home.
If you are traveling to Chicago this spring, we recommend checking our Chicago Limo Service friends blog. They have an insightful article on the upcoming spring events that might help you decide how to better enjoy your time in the city during this season.