So, you have packed and reached the airport, now all you have to do is check in, pass through the security gate, find where you are boarding from and get on the plane.
There is so many things to think about in negotiating the departure airport so here is our survival guide to help prevent any travel accident claims.
Don’t rush when negotiating the departure airport
The main thing to remember is to plan in advance and give yourself plenty of time for every step of this journey. Make sure you allow plenty of time to check in, go through security and find your boarding gate.
The last thing you want is to have a travel accident before you even leave the airport. Plus, there are plenty of shops and cafes in departures so there is plenty to do should you find yourself with some time on your hands.
Don’t stress out to avoid any accident claims
Catching a plane can be a stressful task as there are so many steps. If you find yourself getting anxious or stressed out while negotiating the departure airport, just stop for a moment, take a deep breath and relax.
If you are stressed out you may not be as aware of your surroundings and could end up having a travel accident or causing someone else to have one if you bump into them.
If you get lost then stop and look around, there are usually plenty of signs about to point you in the right direction, or ask a security guard.
Keep your hand luggage with you at all times
The hold luggage you will check in right at the beginning so that is quite simple. But, don’t forget about your hand luggage. Always make sure you keep it on you at all times and make sure the bag you have is closed so you don’t encourage any thieves. The last thing you need is to make a travel claim and lose a lot of your belongings.
Unfortunately, travel accidents do happen but help is at hand. If you have had an accident within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault, Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim some travel accident compensation. Take the 30 second compensation calculator to see how much you could claim.
Date Published: November 10, 2013
Author: David Brown