Spending your time at airports can range from being a nice time to kick up your feet and read a book to feeling like you’re part of a livestock transport system, with no time to spare.
We’ve collated four tips that not only makes life easier but ensures you make the most of your time spent in the terminal.
- For Australians travelling to the Asia Pacific region on business, an APEC Business Travel Card is a must. Card holders have access to many countries via APEC marked lanes and even diplomatic entries. Use this system to cut down waiting time considerably. For eligibility and more information see http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/business/apec/.
- Want to avoid the queues? Try travelling on a Tuesday or Wednesday to avoid the majority of business travellers as well as weekend travellers. You could save money too.
- If you prefer to travel in business class, first or premium economy, it’s often more affordable to pay for the upgrade at the airport counter. If you really must be in a particular cabin it’s better to confirm beforehand as flights may be full, but if you’re looking to save some cash, the airport upgrade is definitely the way to go.
- If you’re there early, or spending time at an airport between long flights, take along earplugs so you can rest without disruption. Noise-cancelling headphones are great for both airports and blocking out extra noise on the plane.
Craig Morrison, CEO
Southern Cross Travel Insurance