Anyone looking to travel this summer will know that those heading to the airport have often faced chaos throughout May and June.
Queues out of the doors of airport terminals, cancelled flights and long lines at security have seen holidays ruined.
And, mountains of abandoned luggage have been spotted – showing Brits who gave up and went home after delays on arrivals too.
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Many of us may feel there’s not much we can do to avoid the disruption bar opting for a staycation in the UK.
But, a flight attendant has spoken out to share her tips for avoiding the chaos when going on holiday this summer, reports the Sun.
Kristie Koerbel, an air hostess, posted her tips on Facebook…
Download airport apps
She claims that most airports in the UK have an app – and these contain all of your information and update you on the status of your flight.
Kristie noted: “Apps will tell you a flight is cancelled before the crew even know."
So, you don’t need to nervously sit by the airport flight boards and can relax with your phone in hand.
Fly a day early
The flight attendant suggests adding an extra day to your holiday by booking a flight for the day prior.
Many flights have been cancelled last minute in recent weeks causing holidaymakers to miss important events like weddings and even the boarding times for cruises.
Kristie suggests splashing out a bit more cash to head off early.
Book the first flight
Earlier flights are least likely to be cancelled.
If they are cancelled you’re more likely to be able to find a spot on a plane leaving on the same day rather than having to wait until the next.
So, go for that early morning flight!
Baggage handler shares tips to keep luggage safe during airport chaos
Baggage handler's top tips for your luggage
One baggage handler has given his top tips for keeping your luggage safe – check out some of the top ones below.
Take photos: You should take some snaps of your luggage before travelling so that it can be identified by staff – and it also means you can have proof of contents if it gets damaged or anything is stolen, making it easier to claim on insurance.
Stick to hand luggage: If you’re flying for only a short time, he recommended taking cabin bags only – it's an easy way to keep track of your stuff through the whole journey.
Bags with wheels: He claims that suitcases with four wheels make the ground crew’s life easier as they can be easily slid into the hold.
Check out more of his advice here.
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