At this very moment millions of people around the world are in an international airport , many of them have missed the flight, are waiting at the wrong gate or have just realized that their wallet has been stolen. That is the reality of this dense jungle called International Airport, but do not worry, you can survive just following these three steps.
1 - Anticipate:
One of the main causes of missing a flight are unexpected events that make you late. In most cases you will have to take another means of transportation to reach the airport (car, bus, underground ... ) None of them are free of contingencies such as breakdowns, traffic blockages, unexpected changes of routes, etc. So : Anticipate, plan to arrive two or three hours in advance, so that you arrive on time in case of any unexpected situation.
It will be good to know that airlines are required to relocate their customers on other flights to the same destination in case they have missed the flight PROVIDED THAT there are weight reasons for the delay and they have arrived the airport two hours maximum after the departure of the flight.
2 - Check it all: The most important thing to do when you get to the airport is:
In the mean time from check-in to boarding, many things can come up and leave you on land. If you are travelling with children or elderly people, always keep an eye on them, an airport is the perfect place to get lost.
Take special care of thieves. Unfortunately they are very attracted to airports, both for the crowd of people absorbed by many data instead of taking care of their belongings, and also for the ease of getting lost in the crowd. So keep the money and documents in a closed place and near to you at all times, and all other belongings in your sight.
Surviving in an international airport is possible, you just need to know the "laws of the jungle". So do not be afraid and enjoy your flight .