Losing a flight can be not only a headache but a threat to your budget, so here we offer you three recommendations to avoid this inconvenience.
Remember that there is no such thing as too many previsions when you consider transit.
Cities are bigger every day, megacities are more common and there is nothing that defines them better than their constant traffic. Your goal is to get to the airport 3 or 4 hours before your flight and you should not be overconfident just because there is staff at the counter, because in order to make the check-in the flight must be open, otherwise you won’t be able to get on the plane. Also do not trust public transportation, in these cases take even greater precautions or consider having an alternate plan.
Always keep your documents at hand.
Security at airports has intensified in recent years and this has been reflected in the new controls checkpoints where they can ask for any type of documentation, such as the passport, tickets or visa, and these may prove essential to access certain areas of the terminal or simply to cross it. This is why these documents should not be hidden in a purse or deep inside a backpack, they have to be kept as close at hand as possible: wasting time looking for them could cost you your flight.
Stay alert and reconfirm the information in case of doubt.
Do not rely too much on the information of your boarding pass and take into account that in several terminals in the world no general announcements are made by the speaker system, only nearby the respective door. Remember that air traffic is dynamic so the boarding gate information may change without notice and if it is a flight that is already late, you must be much more on the lookout.