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Apps, space saving, and a taxi service: 3 top tips for travel this Christmas

The Christmas season is upon us once again and it’s a time when people begin travelling all around the country and the world to visit their friends and family. The thought of seeing your loved ones again might make you feel joyous, but the idea of travelling to get to them might fill you with dread. Fighting through crowds at busy train stations and airports isn’t the most enjoyable and festive activity, but there are several key ways to ensure that your travel goes as smoothly as possible during this holiday period.

<h3>Make sure to print your ticket before you leave</h3>

There’s nothing more demoralising than arriving at the train station or airport to see a long, winding line of other travellers waiting to pick up their tickets. These days, almost all travel providers offer intuitive and easy apps that allow you to check-in and print your tickets before you even leave the comfort of your living room sofa.

Remember that most airlines allow you to check-in 24 hours before your flight, so there’s plenty of time to ensure that you’re prepared the night before you leave. In fact, some travel operators even let you show your ticket on your smartphone, so there’s no need to even acquire a hard copy – just don’t forget your passport!

<h3>Pack as lightly as possible</h3>

This is a trick that most people try to abide by when they travel, but it’s even more essential during the Christmas period. Not only will airlines be very strict about luggage weight, but it can be easy to overlook exactly how many gifts you’ve purchased and need to fit in your suitcase. It’s always helpful to have a luggage weighing scale at home to check you’re within the limit before you leave the house. There’s nothing worse than having to repack all of your belongings on the floor of the airport!

If possible, opt for hand luggage only to make your arrival at the airport as quick and easy as possible. However, if you know that you’re going to be travelling far and have a lot of people to buy presents for then consider opting for ‘experience’ gifts, such as spa day vouchers, that don’t take up a lot of your precious luggage space.

<h3>Book a reliable taxi service</h3>

You’ve packed your suitcases and checked everything twice, but then you discover that the bus is running late or the train service is on strike. Don’t risk missing your flight or connecting service during the busiest period of the year. Call ahead and book a slot with an experienced and dedicated taxi service to ensure that you get to your destination on time.

Regardless of whether you’re leaving from Gatwick, Heathrow, or a number of other southern airports, you can prebook with an affordable set price that doesn’t break the bank. A taxi service will provide flight monitoring and a meet and greet service to make your transition as smooth as possible. There’s no need to get caught in a crowd of stressed travellers this season with a reliable car service.

For more information about airport transfers and other taxi services, contact Brighton City Chauffeur today on 01273 687011.

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