Whether you’re traveling to New York
for business, or headed to Cancun for your dream vacation, traveling from the
airport should be a calm, stress-free experience. However, sometimes we forget
important documents at home, pack our bags over the 50-pound limit, or, worst
case scenario, miss our flight.
Follow these tips to avoid getting
stuck in a sticky situation at the airport:
Leave early – Many of the problems you get
yourself into at the airport can be avoided if you leave early. It's
recommended that you arrive at the airport 2 hours before a domestic flight and
3 hours before an international flight to provide enough time to check in, make
it through security and find your gate. When you don’t give yourself enough
time, you are more likely to feel anxious and rushed, which often leads to
forgetting valuable things at home. If you leave behind travel essentials like
your passport or license, you'll have to turn around and head back home. This
could ultimately lead to a stressful travel experience and even missing your
flight. It's best to have your bags packed the day before you leave so you
won't have to rush around during the hours before your flight.
Make copies of important documents – By making copies of important documents, such as your passport,
travel information, and itinerary, you won't feel stressed if they get lost or
misplaced. Scan all the documents you need and save them in a folder on your
phone or in your email, where you can easily locate and access them. Also,
print hard copies of all your documents and pack them in your carry-on. Once
you get to your hotel you can store them in the safe.
Pack light – Most airlines require travelers to
pay an additional fee for checked bags that are over 50 pounds. To prevent this
from happening, it's best to pack light. Only pack the essentials. You'll thank
yourself when you have to lug your bags into the cab or bus and to wherever
you'll be staying. The same goes for your carry-on bag. Choose a compact bag on
wheels because you'll have to haul it around the airport and onto the plane.
4. Choose the right airport parking
service – If you'll be driving and parking your
car at the airport, be sure you choose a reliable airport parking service.
Nothing can ruin your travel experience more than having to wait an hour for a
shuttle to take you to the airport. Expresso Airport Parking at the
Oakland International Airport is located just minutes away from the
airport. With our fast and convenient airport parking service, you and your
party will arrive at the airport in less than 10 minutes. In addition to our great shuttle service, we
also offer the most affordable self-parking, indoor parking, and valet parking
services in the area. And, when you use our coupons you can save even more.
For a pleasurable travel experience,
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