If you’re a frequent visitor to the home of the metal bird, you’d know the tricks to have a hassle free trip.
For first timers and to refresh your mind, Loop PNG lifestyle has put together a few reminders to help make this travel easy for you.
Here are a few points to keep in mind when heading to Jacksons Airport or any other local airports:
- Have your ticket and other necessary documents, say ID card, on hand, or in a very accessible place. Even when there’s no rush, there are people who get irritated when kept waiting in line too long. Last thing you want is for airport security to remove you both for causing a scene. You know how it is.
- Be sure to check-in as soon as the check-in opens. There are sudden emergency changes that occur, for example, change flight from a bigger aircraft to a smaller one. You surely want to be included in the first list.
- Know and follow simple NAC (National Airport Corporation) and government imposed rules like betelnut is not allowed. This is to save time and avoid any conflict that may cause you to miss your flight
- Have a backpack or large bilum as a hand luggage to put anything like food or souvenirs you get while at the airport. You can’t live it outside in case you forget to pick it up when you move or someone else picks it up.
- Be friendly. Start up a conversation with the person next to you. You never know, your new friend maybe of great help, especially when you need it.
- If you’re someone who’d rather keep to yourself, then you make sure to have something to keep you accompanied. PNG is the land of the unexpected, and weather is not always a friend. In a case where the flight is delayed, at least you have a reading book, or a playlist, or videos/movies, or enough credits to surf Facebook.
- Don’t empty your pocket on your way to the airport. Have enough cash on hand, in case, you run into some unexpected trouble. You never know.
- Use the toilet when you have the chance. Or, don’t take in a lot of liquid while you’re in the boarding lounge. You want a relaxing flight.
Have a safe holiday!