5 Top Tips for Getting through Airports Quickly

Getting through airport security and into the depths of duty free can be a stressful and slow experience, especially when you’re already running late. We’ve put together our top tips to help you speed through security and navigate your way to departures in no time at all, creating a faster, easier and care-free experience for next time you fly.

Choose a Reliable Airport Transfer

Many people are late arriving to airports because they end up running late at home or trains become delayed. Choosing a reliable airport transfer will mean traffic routes are planned beforehand and you will have enough time to get important items and documents together before you leave, or whilst you are travelling.

Get Paperwork Ready

Before you even get to check-in or boarding at the airport, ensure you have important documents in an easy to access place. Check in documents, boarding passes and passports can easily be lost in the pits of handbags or suitcases, so make sure you’ve got them ready to go before you’ve reached the queue- you’ll save time, and won’t hold anyone up.

Dress Appropriately

If you’re going on a plane, especially a long flight, you’re going to want to dress comfortably. Stick to the basics and don’t wear too many accessories, as you may need to take them off when going through security. You may be required to take your shoes off when passing through security, too, so wear shoes that are easy to remove and put back on quickly.

Think of your Carry on

Anything you want to take onto the plane in your carry-on bag needs to stick to the rules- you’ll waste a lot of time getting everything sorted at the airport. Remember, all liquids, gels and aerosols need to be put into a clear, 20cm x 20cm plastic bag and be 100ml or less. You could save even more time by buying products in advance that are travel-sized.

Check Gate Times

It can be tempting to go on a mad dash around duty free, but it’s an easy way to ensure your flight is missed. Pay attention to the departure boards in order to get the information about your boarding time, gate number and any delays. You’ll need to ensure you have plenty of time to get from the departure lounge to your gate, too.

We hope our top tips and tricks for getting through airports quickly and efficiently help you next time you’re on a trip. If you’re looking for a reliable and professional airport transport service that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, we’re the people for you. We can take you to any UK airport, meaning you’ll have a trouble-free airport experience.

For more information, feel free to contact a member of the team via our contact page or by calling us on 0113 228 22 22.