There are more than 40,000 landing strips and airports in the world. Almost 93,000 flights leave from the busiest 9,000 airports in the world each day. The busiest airport in the world is Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International followed by Beijing Capital International and Dubai International. In the United States alone,, almost 1.73 million people board a flight each day. It is very easy to get lost in the confusion at a major airport. If you are going to be flying soon, then make sure to avoid these three mistakes.
Not Using Smart Devices
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Most airlines have apps that allow you to check in up to 24 hours ahead of time. This can be a lifesaver if you are always running late. In addition many of these apps include turn-by-turn directions, so that you will not get lost getting to your gate. Many also have recommendations on lounges and restaurants you may want to visit. If you choose to not use an app, then you can also check in online.
After you check in most apps allow you to choose your seat. This can be helpful if you do not already have a seat assigned to you as it will allow you to skip the hassles of ending up in the seats next to the bathroom that do not decline or choose the seats by the emergency exits because they have more legroom.
Not Wearing the Right Clothes
While many people choose to dress down when they fly, this is really not a good idea. If you know that your flight is going to be close to full, then dressing up may get you bumped up to first class with more legroom and better amenities. Additionally, if you are flying for business always wear something that is appropriate to see a client. That way, if the airline manages to lose your luggage you still have clothes to wear to that important business meeting. Carry extra makeup in your carry-on bag if you will need it. Wear shoes that you can easily slip off to go through security.
Packing too Heavy
Many people pack way to heavy for their flight. If you are only going for the weekend, then you should be able to pack in a carry-on bag. Some people are even able to pack for a two week trip in a carry-on bag. One of the keys is to start with a soft bag as it will expand around your things. All of your toiletries should easily fit in a quart-sized bag. Limit the number of shoes to a pair of shoes that easily go from day to night and a pair of sneakers. Color coordinate the clothes that you are taking allowing you to make last minute changes on the fly.
When you avoid these three airport mistakes then you will find that your trip is much easier. Make the start of your trip much easier by using a Philadelphia limousine.
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