Summer is in full swing, so it’s the perfect time to pack your bags and break your routine. I have made it my personal goal to travel to all 50 states (currently at 18), so I make sure I go somewhere every year. Flying is back in Birmingham as Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) continues to add new non-stop flights,making my goal even easier to accomplish.
Here’s how to make flying from Birmingham as easy as one, two, three
- Plan ahead
Most of the time, you will have your phone in your hand. Use it to make your trip simple. Most airlines have an app that will make airport travel easy. Here are a few things your airline app can do:
- Check-in for your flight
- Check your boarding pass
- Keep track of your bags
- Much more
PS – make sure you have plenty of face masks as they are required in the airport and on the plane.
- Pack smart
Keep all prohibited items out of your bags. You can review the TSA’s prohibited items list to make your vacation go a lot smoother.
Don’t forget to check your airline’s policy on luggage, and make sure to leave some space in your suitcase for items you may want to bring back. It wouldn’t be fun if you had to wear three shirts because you didn’t have enough space in your suitcase. Just trust me on that one.
- Arrive early
Make sure you’re at the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight. You want to give yourself plenty of time to get through security and check in your bags. You can also check out the shops in the airport and get some food. Make sure you get that pre-flight beer in.
Want even more info? Check out THIS LINK for all the important deets.