2. Missing your flight
There are a lot of people that rush over to the airport, running down the hallway to gates that are far apart, just to arrive in time for the last call of boarding. Of course, they’re completely out of breath and drenched in sweat, but they still made it.
Whether it’s because of walking up late or being stuck in traffic, it is never comfortable and good to run on stress, thinking that you’re about to miss your flight and ruin your vacation.
This is why many travel experts suggest that it is better to arrive at the airport 3 hours in advance, especially if you have to catch an international flight. Domestic travel is a bit less strict, asking people to arrive 2 hours in advance. However, there are times when the gate closes anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes before takeoff, so you better be there on time if you don’t want to have an unpleasant surprise.
If you somehow miss your flight, you should talk to the airline’s ticket desk to see if they can reschedule you. If you’re lucky, all you’ll have to do is pay a change fee and wait on standby for the next flight that becomes available.
Make sure to use the WiFi provided by the airport to check flight schedules, especially if your flight is delayed or doesn’t arrive on time, and you might have to buy another ticket or even spend one or even two nights in that place. A good website to use in a situation like this is www.sleepinginairports.com.