Pack smart and get to the airport well in advance for the winter sport break
During this weekend the winter sport break begins. Will you be travelling? It is a good idea to get to the airport well in advance and think through your packing while you are still at home. Then your trip will be as smooth as possible.
Will you be skiing it involves more baggage in the form of winter clothing and ski equipment. So it is important to get to the airport well in advance. It is better to have a little extra time at the airport to enjoy a cup of coffee or other refreshments in peace and quiet than to start off your winter holiday break being stressed.
Some good 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. These preparations will save several seconds per passenger, which adds up to several minutes for the person standing at the end of the queue.
- Skis and other bulky baggage must be dropped off at the special check-in counter, where you will need to show your boarding card.