As one the busiest airports in Europe, travelling through Heathrow Airport sure requires some planning for a smooth experience! While you plan your London itinerary, here are some ways, you can get through Heathrow Airport faster and make the most of your time in the city:
Air Passenger Travel Guide
Reserve your stay at the boutique Park Grand London Hounslow with chic rooms, premium amenities, and fantastic links to the airport. Plan your journey before you get to the airport to reduce stress levels and allow time for a seamless journey. Start this by going through the Government’s air passenger travel guide that sets out the rights and responsibilities of all people travelling to London. Laid out clearly in stages, the guide includes booking, and travelling to and through the airport, everything about your flight to the UK and returning. With the help of this travel guide, save time as you know what to expect from the airport, tour operator, and travel agent, and what happens if things don’t go as planned.
Get Through the Security Queues Faster
Travelling through security is one of the most stressful parts of an airport journey and gets busy at various times. You can do your part in reducing this by booking an opulent stay at one of the exquisite hotels in Hounslow and be prepared for Heathrow airport security before you make it to the trays. Follow these tips to ensure a quicker security flow:
- Place all the liquids in a small transparent carry bag (make sure all these liquids are under 100 ml)
- Remove all the larger electronic items from carry-ons such as tablets, game consoles and laptops)
- Be prepared to take off additional items or accessories such as belts and shoes.
Download the Heathrow Guide App
Download the Heathrow app, which is your one-stop shop for all you need to be fully airport-ready! Helping you plan an incredibly faster journey; you’ll find real-time immigration and security times on the app to give you an idea of the wait times.
The Reserve and Collect Section
There is also a Reserve & Collect section where you can reserve all items that you would like to purchase and pick up at the airport before your scheduled flight. You can also pre-order food or pre-book parking to save time queuing and so that everything is ready in advance before you get to the airport.
P.S. If you’re travelling during the school holidays, make sure to look out for the ‘Kids Eat Free’ offer.
Get Your Timings Right
Always make sure you double-check your flight timing and be sure to arrive at the airport:
- At least two hours before a short-haul flight
- Three hours before a long-haul flight
Abiding by these times will allow you to clear check-in, easily make your way through security and indulge in a wholesome duty-free shopping experience, with a plethora of options to browse for people of all ages before you make your way to the gate! Plan your trip well and alleviate the pressure of longer travel times as you make the best choice of accommodation with one of the enviably located and luxurious hotels in Hounslow West.