Preparing For Your Airport Transfer
Airport transfers are a fast and convenient way to travel from the airport to your final destination. If you need to be picked up from the airport, here’s what you need to know.
Pack the right bag. Arriving at the airport early will give you enough time to find parking, check in and clear security before your driver arrives. Pack light, so that you can easily carry it on board with you.
Check in online. You may want to check in online if this is a regular occurrence for your flight — or if you’re booking multiple trips on one account — so that there won’t be any surprises when it comes time for your driver to pick you up. If there’s an upgrade available, it could make sense for both of you if there’s room for one more seat (or two), but this would require checking in early and waiting until later in the day when all passengers have checked in before anyone else can get a seat upgrade.
Arrive at the airport at least two hours before your scheduled flight. This will give you time to check in, get through security and find your gate. You may also want to spend some time checking out the terminal and know where everything is located.
Make sure that you have all of the documents necessary for your passenger to travel with you. These include a valid passport, a government-issued photo ID and your flight itinerary.
When you arrive at the airport, check in with the airline’s baggage service desk and ask them for directions to their lost and found office or lost luggage office if necessary.
If you are travelling with children, make sure they have their own travel documents, such as passports and birth certificates, so that if they lose one of their IDs or forget which passport belongs to whom it will not cause any problems when they get off the plane in their new country of destination.
Call ahead of time to reserve a taxi or limo if you don’t want to wait for one to be available on arrival. You can also call back after you’ve arrived at the airport to verify that your ride is waiting for you.
If possible, have someone meet you at the curb when you arrive so that they can walk alongside you as they lead you towards the vehicle.