Airports. We think everyone can agree that they tend to be the least fun part of any holiday. Most trips to the airport go off without a hitch in any case, but there are still things which may irk you that can be difficult to look over.

Thankfully, there are a few ways to overcome these annoying things, or at least cope with them better. Here’s how to overcome the most annoying things about airports.

1. Getting Searched

If you get stopped and searched at airport security, there could be a few reasons from this aside from being an actual criminal. First, you may have been stopped because the x-ray machine went off due to the forgotten coins in your back pocket. Or, you could simply have been selected as part of the “random search” programme most airports seem to have.

In either instance, it’s important to stay calm and do everything security tells you. Sure, it’s annoying to be searched by a stranger but they are just doing their jobs and the easier you make it for them, the better it will be for both of you. In any case, make sure all your pockets are empty before going through security.

2. Delayed Flight

Delayed flights can be a real pain in the backside, so much so that, depending on how late the flight is, it may ruin your holiday. Our best advice to give is to seek out as much information as you can about the flight and when it will be arriving and in the mean time find something to occupy yourself with.

3. Lack of Power Sockets

This is less the case nowadays but given how many devices we carry onto planes these days, it’s surprising when we don’t find plug sockets on every seat at every airport. If you need to urgently charge your phone, first make sure it’s charged before leaving for the airport then bring a battery pack with you to make sure you don’t run dry.

4. Paying for Wi-fi

This obstacle is trickier to overcome. Most airports charge for use of their Wi-fi (which is a bit cheeky) and it can be costly for anyone who wants to browse the internet. If you desperately need the Wi-fi, we suggest you make a priority list of all the things you need to do before using up that first free hour and get it done before it expires. s

5. Needing Your Boarding Pass to Pay for Everything

Another irksome thing that is rather new to airports is needing your boarding pass to literally pay for everything. Just be sure to have it on-hand when asked for it and not at the bottom of your carry-on baggage. You’ll save time and stress by taking this simple action.

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