Travel questions #1

New collection of general travel questions all in one place, got a question? Why not email me here.

I promise others will be more in depth, but we’ve got to start somewhere so basic questions first…

What time should I get to the airport?

2 hours as a general rule should allow enough to park the car, shuttle bus in, get through security, get a drink and wait for the gate number to appear, however, if you know an airport is busier allow for extra time.

Luton for example is having some major works done, as well as major traffic delays for shuttle buses, this meant that the 2 hours we had planned for dwindled away very quickly!

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How we book our holidays

Most of our planning happens while we’re still on holiday. We’re already looking to the next place, next country and next trip.
We both have now comfortably, and unintentionally, found our ‘jobs’ when it comes to holiday planning. Nick is logistics man, if you need flights, transfers or use of public transport he’s the one to call. Me, I’m more excursions and entertainment. I can be logistically minded, as hotels falls to me, but I can find lists of things to see from one quick search.

As you read, you will most likely find these steps are along the same lines to what you would expect flights, hotel etc. Obviously you need flights and somewhere to stay, they are a given, but what about all the little things?

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