1. Utilise Airport Parking
When it comes to travelling to the airport, you without a doubt need to do so in the comfort of your own car. Airport taxis can be exceptionally expensive in many instances and we won’t even get onto the topic of public transport! Whilst many people still undoubtedly think that airport parking will break the bank, that certainly isn’t the case if you book in advance online, and, FHR have reported that many customers can save up to a whopping 60% compared to on the day prices. Think on it; driving to the airport is almost always the most convenient way to get there with all of your cases and family members and by booking airport parking in advance, you needn’t worry that its costing an arm and a leg for the convenience!
2. Book An Airport Hotel
When you’re travelling on an early flight, especially with young kids, getting up and to the airport in the middle of the night can be nothing short of a logistical nightmare! With this in mind, we would always recommend that, if your flight departs in the morning (meaning a very early arrival time) that you book one of the many hotels available at each of the UK’s airports. You’ll find that there are hotels available at almost all budget levels, from the lower end right through to luxury 5 star hotels but what you must always take into account is that they don’t have to be as expensive as you might originally imagine! By booking online and in advance you can get some fantastic deals and discounts and, with that in mind, it’s a definite must in terms of top tips to ensure your holiday starts hassle free!
3. Take A Travel Money Card
Whilst you’ll be able to spend on your own credit and debit cards in almost all worldwide locations, the easiest option by far is to take a pre-loaded travel money card! It’s simply a case of pre-loading your funds on before you travel and spending as you would any other card! The only difference is that you won’t get charged fees and you’ll find that there are not any restrictions in terms of card type! Added to that, of course, is that you will know exactly what you have to spend on holiday and won’t be faced with bills and the like going out of a current account whilst you’re away or having a credit card bill to pay off when you get home!
All in all, there are literally hundreds of hints and tips we could give you for ensuring you have a hassle free holiday, however we thought we would outline those which we feel are the most important to take note of. Whilst they may not necessarily apply to everyone, they’re the ones which, in our experience, will make the most difference to ensuring your holiday goes smoothly and that everyone involved enjoys themselves right from the moment you depart!