Plan your trip to the airport

We want to encourage you not to be one of those travelers that has to rush around an airport and hope you don’t miss your flight. There are uncertainties about air travel, especially at large airports. Will there be traffic delays on the way to the airport? How long is the wait for the security checkpoint? How long will the wait be for the airline check-in? Will parking be a problem?

With these kinds of uncertainties, it will be very smart to give yourself plenty of time and plan on arriving at the airport at least 3 hours prior to departure for an international flight. If you have a lot of time to spare, that’s great. Perhaps catch up on some reading. You can check your departure airport’s website for more details about that airport. For example, here’s the link for Atlanta’s airport:

http://www.ifly.com/hartsfield-jackson-atlanta-international

Your departure airport might also have an app for your smartphone for ease of use. In fact, there are some other apps for international airports:

http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/the-best-airport-apps