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How long before your flight should you arrive at the airport?

Terrance Lowe 0

As time is passing by, people are also moving forward. There was a time when only the rich or elite class could travel through flights, and air transport was a very rare concept. But now, with the increased level of income and improvisation of services, people have shifted towards the mode of air transport for purposes of traveling from one city/country to another. Not every person who is traveling through an airplane has past experience of traveling or is aware of the details that he/she needs to know before going for their flight. The primary question which people ask before catching a flight is that how long before their flight should they reach the airport. This article primarily deals with the above-mentioned question and will also talk about all the factors that you should consider before deciding when to go to the airport.

When to arrive at the Airport

When to arrive at the Airport

Broadly speaking, there are two types of fliers. One is those who like to be present at the airport way before their flight time so that they can avoid any inconvenience and ensure a smooth journey. While others are those, who cut their arrival times as close to takeoff as possible. Such habits are usually adopted by frequent travelers as they know exactly how much time would it take for them to board.

Arrival time varies in both domestic and international flights. Domestic flights, as suggested by their name, are flights within a country, whereas international flights are flights from one country to another.

In cases of domestic flights, if you have bags to check, you should reach the airport at least 2 hours before the flight time. Even in domestic flights, there can be long lines in the bag drop off areas, and if you fail to meet the baggage check-in cut off times (usually 40 minutes before departure), you can miss your flight.

When it comes to international flights, you should always reach the airport 3 hours ahead of departure. International flights do not tend to wait for the passenger and usually take off even if you are not present on your seat. Hence, in order to avoid any risks and inconvenience, it is suggested that you arrive at the airport at least 3 hours prior to the flight.

Other factors to consider when deciding arrival time

Besides the basic guidelines that have been given in the above information, it is also important to take into consideration some other factors that would help you decide as to when you should reach the airport. Firstly you should review your airline's guidelines as some of them expressly state the time when the passenger should arrive at the airport. Other than this, the time of your flight, your type of ticket, for example, first-class or economy class, whether you are traveling with family or alone or what would it cost you if you miss your flight are also some factors that should be kept in mind.

What do I need to bring to the airport for a flight?

Terrance Lowe 0

When traveling, people usually get confused as to what are the things or essentials that they need to carry for a flight. It is important for you to pack properly and make sure that you have with you all those things which you can feel will be needed during your flight. In order to determine this list of things, the most important factor to consider is the duration of your flight. Long flights like those of 10 hours or more can be tiring, and hence the things you would need in such a flight would probably vary from those that you will need in a short or usually domestic flight.

Things you need for a domestic flight

Carry-on Travel

While security is the same for both domestic and international flights, documentation and carry-on restrictions for domestic flights can vary. The foremost thing you should ensure while traveling in a domestic airline is that you have your government-issued identification, your flight ticket, and any other important documents if you are traveling with children or pets. According to the Transport Security Administration, any traveler of or above the age of 18 should be present on the airline with a valid identification card. This identification can be in forms of either a passport, driver’s license, military ID, etc. due to the fact that beverages or meals are not offered on domestic flights, you should keep some snacks or water to make your flight more comfortable. Also, carrying a neck-pillow or small blanket would be helpful in case you have planned to sleep on the flight, or you feel cold.

Usually, children under the age of 18 do not need identification if they are traveling with a companion, but each domestic airline has its own regulations. To prevent any travel mishaps, it is always preferable that you keep your child’s birth certificate with you.

Things you need for international flights 

international airport

Usually, International flights are much longer than domestic flights, and hence, your travel requirements would be different from those of a domestic flight. The basic requirement is that you should have a valid passport with you. Unlike domestic flights, children, even infants, would need a passport.

Other than documentation, there are some necessities that you need to carry while on a flight. You should have your medicines if you are on a course and even some general medicines for headaches or nausea as some people do feel nauseous on a flight. Keeping your phone charger, toothbrush, facial wipes, some sources of entertainment, for example, a book or your laptop or tablets, can also aid in having a smooth and problem-free flight.

After analyzing the above-mentioned information, it can be said that you need a number of things to carry on your flight. The most important part is to ensure that you have all your documents with you because, in matters concerning documentation, one missing document can lead to a number of problems.