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With a UK Bank Holiday just days away many airports are expecting the number of travellers and holiday makers to increase. Whether you are off somewhere this weekend, or just want to ensure a hassle free departure next time you head to the airport here are a few simple tips.

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  1. Double check that your passport is valid. With Brexit on the horizon it’s recommended that you have at least 6 months validity for all destinations – Europe and worldwide.
  2. Do you need a visa for entry? You can always check the foreign office travel website if you aren’t sure.
  3. Check your luggage allowance – airlines are much stricter about the limits. Don’t assume that if you are travelling as a family you can double up and put 2 people’s allowance in one suitcase. Your limit could be 15kg or 20kg per bag (or more) – but always check.
  4. Pick the Left Hand security lane – a majority of people are right-handed so automatically turn right; this lane is likely to be busier
  5. Some airports allow you to book ‘Fast Track Security’ (Bristol airport offers fast track online) for a nominal fee and this can help ease the anxiety and stress of queuing.
  6. Make sure any liquids in your hand luggage are under 100ml and separate them into a clear bag for security.
  7. Pre-book seats to be sure you are seated with your group or family. Check with your specific airline what their arrangements are for families; don’t assume you will automatically be seated together.
  8. Check if there are any delays at the airport before you leave. And check the roads and access routes if you are driving yourself.
  9. Travelling from a major airport and using the car park? Some of these car parks are enormous, in two weeks after a relaxing holiday you might not remember where you parked – take a photo of the location and the bus stop you used. If you don’t want the hassle of driving and parking then give us a call or ask for an airport transfer quote.
  10. Add a colourful strap or something to help you identify your luggage easily at the baggage collection area.

Wherever you are heading be safe and have a wonderful time. If you want us to pick you up just call and pre-book 0117 403 3555.

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