GET OFF TO A FLYING START
Save yourself time, beat the queues and check-in online with the airline (downloading their app can make things even easier!).
Avoid the stress and leave yourself plenty of time (ideally at least 2 hours) to check-in, get ready for your flight, and grab well-earned that first holiday drink!
This might seem like an obvious one, but make sure you check all your flight details and departure time, 72 hours before you travel. Avoid unwanted surprises, and arrive stress-free.
A lot of airlines and tour operators offer mobile boarding passes via their app or website, which can help save time, and are super convenient. No need to dust off the printer, waste ink or paper. Just whip at your phone, scan your boarding pass and you’re on your way! Easy!
KEEP YOUR VALUABLES SECURE
Travelling can be quite busy, especially if you’re taking little ones with you, so don’t let anything unexpected spoil your holiday. Keep your valuables, including your passport and boarding passes safe and secure. Try to avoid packing any valuables in your checked-in luggage, and if available, we recommend using safety deposit boxes at your hotel too.
CHECK YOUR PASSPORTS AND VISAS
Double check that your passport is valid for the dates you are travelling and check visa requirements with the Foreign Office for your destination – here.
PACK THE ESSENTIALS (not the kitchen sink!)
Boarding Passes? Check!
Travel money? Check!
This might sound silly but make sure you’ve packed the essentials, and make sure you check the weight and size limits for any luggage allowance you have to avoid charges at check-in.
Top tip – save weight in your luggage and get your toiletries when your arrive. Particularly if you’re taking suncream (which adds to the weight).
INDULGE A LITTLE (go on, you’re on holiday!)
Some things are worth spending that little bit extra on. You can use our holiday check list to make sure you’ve got everything you need before you travel, and to make your holiday extra special with unique finishing touches, like airport lounges, attraction tickets, upgrades and more.
Plus, save up to 60% when you book airport parking, hotels and attractions in advance!
Find out more about finishing touches and holiday extras.
QUEUES? WHAT QUEUES?
Fast track your holiday, make security super quick, and avoid any unwanted delays.
A lot of airports offer fast track options at security, reducing your wait time, meaning you can get your holiday started even sooner Remember, you can’ take liquids over 100ml in your hand luggage.
We want you to have the best possible time, and for some that might mean kicking off your holiday with a well earned glass of wine or beer. But, did you know that the effects of alcohol at altitude are up to 3 times higher than when you’re on the ground?
Always drink responsibly, but take extra care when you’re travelling.
YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE
More and more airports are becoming ‘silent’ which means there might not be any announcements. Keep an eye on boarding times and information by checking the screens regularly.
GETTING TO YOUR HOTEL
Make sure you have transfers booked, or you have planned your onward journey once you arrive at your destination. Don’t have transfers booked? Our expert team can help Co-operative Travel customers find the right transfer options.
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