We all love traveling, but at the same time, we hate the time needed to get through the airport. So, on your next trip, consider the following tips to make a smoother, quicker, easier and better airport experience.
Organize Your Travel Documents
Remember to put all your important travel documents in a travel document organizer, that include your HKID card, passport, visa, and credit card. It prevents you from leaving the crucial items at home. Also, you don’t need to waste your time and others’ time for finding them when you need them.
It is a simple step, but still many of us don’t check-in to our flights online! Checking in online especially when you don’t have any checking bags will save you a lot of time. Spending an extra 5 minutes to check-in online can save you a lot of headache at the airport. The Hong Kong Airport allows you to scan boarding pass right from your smartphone, so you don’t need even need to print the boarding pass out!
Find a Good Airport Outfit
I guess we all seen someone in the security line who made the alarm rang but cannot figure out why. When you want to get through the airport security fast, don't be that person! Before you fly, take some time to find a good airport outfit. Stay away from difficult jewelry and accessories with metal hardware. One tip for you is to avoid wearing a belt and limit the number of jewelry you wear if possible. When you can find a good airport outfit, you can always wear that to the airport so it can make your airport experience easier.
The ideal scenario is to check-in online, print your boarding pass or to keep your mobile boarding pass in your smartphone, and pack a carry-on only. This way you can save a lot of time as you can avoid the ticketing area completely. In most cases, bringing a carry-on baggage will make your travel less stressful. However, you need to be aware of what you can’t bring in the carry-on bag, like bigger size liquids, knife, cutter, or else it will make your airport experience worse than before. You can also refer to our blog 5 for details on what not to pack in a carry-on bag (http://www.suitcasenow.com/travel-tips/what-not-to-pack-in-carry-on-baggage).