Few people enjoy their time at the airport – it can be stressful, chaotic and draining.
But don’t worry, you don’t have to start your holiday feeling this way.
For those of you jetting off from Birmingham (BHX) Airport – here are five fantastic tips to make your time there more enjoyable.
1. Stay in a hotel
There’s a reason why people don’t enjoy airports – they’re stressed before they’ve even arrived. As you’re heading to the airport, you’re hyperaware that you might miss your flight, and you’re already on the wrong footing.
To combat this concern, you could stay in a nearby hotel. BHX Airport is closely situated to several hotels which range from budget to luxury. After a relaxing evening with the airport pretty much on your doorstep, you’ll have one less thing to worry about and be able to focus your thinking on the fun times ahead.
2. Be Appy
Arming yourself with apps is an effective way to keep your spirits high at the airport.
You should download a meditation app like Calm which will help relax your mind and free you from those niggling negative thoughts about the airport.
Alternatively, create a holiday playlist on Spotify consisting of your favourite tunes. With marvellous melodies playing in your ears, even the most major airport obstacle won’t be able to kill your good vibes.
3. Reach for the Sky Zone
When you’re travelling with children your airport stresses can be elevated significantly.
However, at Birmingham Airport your children can channel their boundless energy and enthusiasm into activities at Sky Zone, a free interactive play area.
It’s located in the departure lounge by gate 55 and offers children a fun augmented reality experience. There’s a Costa Coffee next door too, so you can relax and enjoy a cuppa whilst keeping an eye on the kids. You can find out more about Sky Zone on the official airport website.
4. Be FlightSmart
If there’s one thing that’s likely to trip you up at the airport, it’s anxious thoughts about the flight itself, like – will it be delayed? what gate is it at? should you have boarded yet?
With FlightSmart, the answers to such questions are sent to you via Twitter. All you need to do is tweet your flight number to @FlyBHX, then sit back and relax as you receive real time updates and flight information. And with free Wi-Fi across the airport, you don’t need to worry about missing any important alerts.
There are enough crowds to contend with at the airport, so dodge the herds of people on public transport by driving there. That way, you can travel comfortably at a time that suits you, free from the restrictions of a timetable.
Birmingham has a wide range of car parks and offers both valet and self-park options – you’ll find the best deals for Birmingham Airport parking on Looking4.com.
Follow these tips and look forward to a brilliant experience the next time you fly from Birmingham.
What are your top tips for travelling from Birmingham Airport? Share them in the comments section.