Six airport mistakes that can make you risk missing your flight: never do this
Being late for a plane is a common thing for many travelers. However, the airline does not pay any compensation for a missed flight and the upcoming trip runs the risk of being completely ruined.
Statistics show that 8% of people who have used airplanes miss their flights every year. There can be many reasons for this. OBOZREVATEL tells about the most common mistakes that passengers make.
One of the most common mistakes is that passengers focus on the departure time of the airplane, not the boarding time. The difference is about 20 minutes, but if you go to the gate at departure time, no one will let you on board.
Time spent in the "duty&free" zone usually passes unnoticed, as well as the missed airplane. Passengers think they have enough time to shop. International airports are famous for their huge entertainment area and moving between gates can take a long time.
Alcohol is the enemy of passengers who risk missing their flight. People in airport bars usually don't keep track of time and are so engrossed in conversations with friends that they don't hear the airline searching for them over the loudspeaker.
Losing your ticket or passport at the airport is a common story. You should keep your documents in a safe place. It is not unreasonable to make copies, as the loss of a boarding pass or other document can delay a flight.
Passengers also often confuse the terminal from which their flight departs. If you check in online and come to the airport with a ready boarding pass, the automatic scanner will let you into any terminal. But the departure lounges will have trouble transferring passengers who have passed customs control to another terminal.
Lack of documents for entry or exit is one of the common mistakes. Make sure you have everything you need, including passport, visas and children's exit permits. This is the responsibility of passengers, not airline staff.
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