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about an airport can be tricky, especially when travelling abroad and you
don't speak the language. There are many services provided for weary
travellers, but if you don't know they are there, you will have missed out.
Knowledge is power and the more you study up on your travel destinations, the
easier your plight when you arrive. Most of the salient information may be
gleaned online by visiting the airport's website or reading through travel
forums for expert advice.
For travelers that plan to make a connection, you may have time for dining in
between flights. If you are taking a foreign flight, plan for at least four
hours from your arrival time to the connecting departure. This should give you
plenty of time to find your next gate and head for the nearest place to eat.
By checking with the airport's website beforehand, you will be able to find
all manner of dining options from take away windows to sit down dinners. The
restaurants are usually spread out between terminals, so be sure to know your
departure gate for the swiftest entry and exit for lunch.
The airport lounge is a nice place to relax, but be aware that many lounges
are located away from the PA speakers and you may not be able to hear
pertinent information about your flight. There are no excuses for late
boarding, and a tardy appearance at the gate could get you bumped from the
flight. Try to leave the lounge area at least 30 minutes before you are to
When packing for airline travel, bear in mind that security is tight and many
airports no longer allow liquids and gels beyond a certain quantity. Any
opened bottles of water or personal effects such as mouthwash will be taken
away at the first checkpoint. However, once going through clearance, you may
purchase a beverage after the checkpoint, as it is deemed safe by the airport
security. Further limitations are set on your liquidated items as they must be
stored in clear plastic bags and checked with the luggage.
When travelling to The States, an infant is allowed up to three ounces of
breast milk or baby formula, but must pass a visible inspection. At press
time, water and juice in any amount will not be permitted through TSA
screening. However, all airlines can provide these beverages at little to no
cost to the mother. Generally they are free from premium airlines and sold for
a small fee from the discount brands.
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