One of the most special times of the year arrives. Lights, magic and illusion. The streets are full of Christmas decorations, the children have already begun to eat the chocolates of the advent calendar and, most exciting, family planning and travel begin. And it is better to plan ahead, because at Christmas there is no airport that resists the crowding of passengers.
These are very specific dates and the most travelers must take into account the movement that entails: queues, security controls and very high prices. The destination will be one of the most important choices if what you want is to travel as a family, couple or in a quiet environment. Avoid doing the same as everyone else!
London, Paris and New York are usually the most demanded cities. Take the opportunity to discover other parts of the world less recurrent and live a different holiday. Of course, do not let your guard down and take note of the tips that will prevent you from getting nervous before the crowd of people and luggage.
Buy your tickets in advance
As is to be expected, it is not the same to buy a flight fifteen days before the departure date than two months in advance. The reason? Prices. If at Christmas you usually spend more on nougat, food and gifts, what better than to be foresighted and save in everything that is in our hands!
In addition, they are dates in which many people travel, the squares fill up immediately and, by extension, the web pages also collapse with more facility. That means that the later you book your tickets, the risk that you have to travel another day than expected is much higher.
Do not risk it and win in time and money! If you are clear about your destination, book in advance and stay calm.
Don’t miss the plane
Taking into account the long queues that are generated in the terminals to check the bags, do not arrive half an hour before boarding because, probably, you will miss the flight. Try to arrive two hours in advance. You never know what can happen!
If you travel with a carry-on luggage, save waiting time and process online check-in. But if, on the other hand, you travel with a large suitcase and you have to check in, do not hurry until the last minute. It is better to go with plenty of time than to live in a situation of stress and anguish.
Also, in Barcelona you have no excuses! With Aerobús you will not run the risk of losing any flight, since in 35′ you will arrive at any of its terminals from the center of the city.
Think with the presents
Traveling abroad on these dates can fill your luggage. Reyes Magos, Santa Claus, invisible friends … Think of all the gifts you will have to do when you return and reserve that space in your suitcase!
If from the beginning you already know the amount of gifts that you are going to buy, you can also choose to send them by courier. Thus, you will avoid possible disagreements in the security controls and you will not need to arrive loaded.
Avoid forbidden gifts
Check all the luggage you carry in your suitcase to avoid wasting any other bath product, be they shampoos, conditioners, razors, scissors, deodorants or others, that don’t comply with the maximum amount of 100 ml. Because, not only will you end up losing products, but also money, time and patience.
Take the documentation to hand
If you know that you will go through security and check-in controls, always have all the documentation at hand: passport, boarding pass, large family card, allergies and medical prescriptions.
Probably, they will ask you on more than one occasion and having to search through the back of your backpack can become a nightmare. So always use the same folder to have everything controlled.