Is traveling your thing? Or rather, do you enjoy traveling? Well, most people do. Just the adventure of getting to see different places and meet different people is a thrilling effect. Anyway, as much as it is an amazing experience, sometimes traveling by air can be hectic especially at the airport.
You have to admit it, almost everyone had to go through some obstacles at the airport. So, what is yours? Here are , 8 airport problems that almost everyone has gone through at the airport.
Like it or not, you cannot avoid this one. Imagine you are supposed to get married in 10hrs the only problem is you need to catch a flight. Ooops! Your flight has been cancelled. Flight cancellations can be due to adverse weather conditions or simply technical problems. Ladies and gentlemen, if you received news that you are not going to make it to your meeting, appointment, or job interview, imagine the frustration.
Spending cold nights at the airport
If you have spent lonely and cold nights at the airport lounge because your flight was cancelled due to problems you couldn't fix then you can relate with this one.
Your passport is, quite literally, your ticket to the rest of the world. If you don't have it with you at the airport, you won't be getting out of the country. If you lost your passport, or it was stolen, you won't get much sympathy at the border (whether you're coming to or leaving from your home country). Same thing if it's expired. Above all else when traveling, make sure your passport is up-to-date and sufficiently prepared. You don't want a problem with a small booklet to be the reason you can't explore the world.
Problems at Customs
We've all heard nightmare stories of what a hassle it is to get through customs. Yes, it's completely insane that you missed your flight because the agent thought your knitting needles could be used as a weapon, or your infant son's food container wasn't factory sealed. But just because it's crazy doesn't mean it won't make you miss your flight. Once you give customs agents a reason to check your baggage, they'll be suspicious of pretty much anything they find. Do yourself a favor and don't give them a reason to be suspicious in the first place.
Your criminal history
Being convicted of a crime has long-standing ramifications on a person's life. Even if you've completed the conditions of your sentence, the fact that you have a blemish on your record may unfortunately inhibit your ability to enter certain countries. Even a DUI will raise suspicions at the border when traveling from the US to Canada. There are ways to get relief from such situations for some minor crimes, but this needs to be done long in advance in order to avoid any future problems at the border.
Overlays, delays, and cancellations
You only get two weeks of vacation a year, so you want to make the most of the time you have off, right? Unfortunately, circumstances beyond your control may force you to waste a good chunk of your traveling time sitting around and waiting. If your flight has an overlay in a different city or country, you're at the mercy of the airline's schedule. Of course, most overlays are just long enough to take up a large part of your day, but too short for you to actually leave the airport and do something exciting.
If your flight is delayed or, even worse, canceled, all the planning you put into your travel time will have been completely wasted. There's not much you can do besides take it on the chin. While you probably have an itinerary all set for your trip abroad, you should at least prepare for the possibility that you'll have to cross off some of the items on your list if your travel plans get interrupted.
Face it: travel is exhausting. Like I said in the intro, traveling isn't as simple as hopping on a plane and getting where you need to be. You have to pack meticulously, ensure you and your family have the correct documentation, get to the airport hours ahead of schedule the list goes on. And this isn't even taking jet lag into consideration. You'll undoubtedly need time to adjust to the new timezone when traveling to and from your destination, which can take some of the luster out of your vacation. Hopefully, you can push past all that and enjoy the time you have seeing everything the world has to offer!
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