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Pack smart and arrive well in advance for your winter holiday trip

2016-02-24, kl. 09:50

Beginning Thursday this week, traffic will be intense at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, with many passengers flying from there for their winter holiday. Will you be travelling? It is a good idea to arrive well in advance and think through your packing while you are still at home. Then your trip will be as smooth as possible. 

From Thursday, February 25, to Sunday, February 28, traffic will be more intense, while Saturday, February 27, is the big travel day. 

Are you flying charter to Innsbruck, Geneva, Turin or Grenoble on Saturday, February 27? Then your departure may have been moved from Terminal 5 to Terminal 4. Read more about the change in terminals hereSki charter flights involve more baggage

The difference with charter flights to the sun is, of course, that ski charter flights involve a lot more baggage in the form of winter clothing and ski equipment. Our simple advice is that you arrive well in advance. It is better to have a little time left over at the airport to enjoy some refreshments in peace and quiet than start your winter holiday being stressed out.  

Useful advice for faster check-in and security screening:

  • Your hand baggage should have no sharp objects. You should also avoid liquids as much as possible. Pack such items in the baggage you are checking in.
  • Prepare for security screening by putting all small items such as your mobile phone, keys, coins etc. in your coat or jacket, which will then be x-rayed. It is a good idea to take off your coat or jacket before you get to the security checkpoint. If you have a computer with you, you should remove it from your bag and place it separately in a tray. These preparations save a number of seconds per person, which combined grow into a number of minutes for people waiting farther back in the queue
  • Skis and other cumbersome baggage should be dropped off at the special check-in counter, where you will need to show your boarding card.
  • Please note that special-sized baggage arrives on a special baggage belt when you return to Stockholm Arlanda.

Note: You should also take the opportunity to check out the special offers and suggestions for shopping and food at the airport as well as book winter holiday parking indoors at a really good price so you start your trip in the best way possible.

Have a nice trip!