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Pack properly and start your winter holiday trip early

2012-02-22, kl. 10:40

This weekend, the annual winter sport holiday week begins in Stockholm, which means heavy traffic on winter sport flights from Stockholm Arlanda Airport. We urge you to get to the airport early and think carefully about how to pack properly while you are still at home.

<p>Traffic will be heavier on Thursday and Friday, but Saturday, February 25, will be the big travel day. The difference compared to “sun charters” is that a ski charter involves so much more baggage, in the form of winter clothing and ski equipment.</p>
<p>“We simply urge you to get to the airport early. It is better to have a little extra time at the airport and have a relaxing cup of coffee before your flight than begin your sport holiday all stressed out,” says Jan Lindqvist, director of communications at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.</p>
<h2>Some sound advice for faster check-in and security screening.Traffic will be heavier on Thursday and Friday, but Saturday, February 25, will be the big travel day. The difference compared to “sun charters” is that a ski charter involves so much more baggage, in the form of winter clothing and ski equipment.

“We simply urge you to get to the airport early. It is better to have a little extra time at the airport and have a relaxing cup of coffee before your flight than begin your sport holiday all stressed out,” says Jan Lindqvist, director of communications at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

Some sound advice for faster check-in and security screening:

No sharp objects should be carried in your hand baggage, and avoid items containing liquids as much as possible. Those should be packed in your check-in baggage.

Prepare for the security checkpoint by placing all small items such as your mobile phone, coins and other objects in your outer garments, which will be X-rayed. Take off your jacket or coat while still in the queue. If you have a computer with you, this must be removed from its case and placed separately on the conveyor belt.

“All this will save several seconds per passenger, which adds up to several minutes for the person standing at the end of the queue,” Mr Lindqvist notes.

Skis and other bulky baggage must be dropped off at the special check-in counter, where you will need to show your boarding card. Please note that your special baggage will arrive for pick-up on a separate conveyor when you fly back to Stockholm-Arlanda.