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The process of getting to the airport, catching your flight and getting out of the airport to finally arrive at your destination can be an arduous task if you are a frequent flyer. After the initial excitement of taking off and landing, the rest of the journey can be pretty drab. The only way out is to shorten the time you spend at the airport and get in and get out as quickly as possible. Here’s how it is done. Also Read - Centre Mulls Extending Nationwide Lockdown as COVID-19 Cases Near 5000-mark With 124 Deaths | Top Developments



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1. Always web check-in

The first rule of saving time is to make sure that you web check-in a day before your flight. This not only gives you the option to select seats of your choice, it also means you can arrive at the airport a little later than usual as you don’t have to be the first in line to get the best seats. Also Read - Coronavirus in Gujarat: 14-month-old Toddler Dies of COVID-19 in Jamnagar

2. Use the kiosks to print your boarding pass

These days, many airports have self kiosks that let flyers take print outs of their boarding pass instead of standing in long queues. Make use of this facility and avoid the lines. Again, one more way to cut time at the airport. Also Read - New York Leads Coronavirus Death Toll With 731 Fatalties in 24 Hours



3. Carry just hand luggage

Unless you really need to, travel light and pack things in a way that you don’t have to carry check-in luggage. A hand baggage gives you the flexibility to leave the airport as soon as you land because you won’t have to go to the baggage carousel to get your luggage. We all know how time-consuming that can be.

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4. Book your cab before your flight takes off

Once you land, you can waste a lot of precious time booking a cab and then waiting for it to arrive. The smart thing to do is to download an app on your mobile and book it before your flight takes off. You know what time you will land and if you have only hand luggage, it won’t take you much time to get out of the airport.

5. Fly business class

Now this may pinch your pocket but if you are a jet-setter, you may want to consider this at times. Business class passengers will always get priority when it comes to leaving the aircraft first or getting their baggage at the carousel. If you want to save up some time, you can consider flying business class.

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