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Travel smart: Why early boarding is crucial

Travel smart: Why early boarding is crucial Why you should always get in line to board an airplane as soon as possible (photo: Freepik)

Passengers often don't hurry to board the plane, thinking they have plenty of time. However, this is a common mistake that you might regret later, according to The Sun.

Why you should board the Ppane fast

Traveler Ben Groundwater explained that more people are relying solely on carry-on luggage during their travels.

However, it's becoming increasingly common to see almost everyone on a flight bringing some form of carry-on.

However, because space on the plane is limited, passengers must compete with each other for space for their carry-on luggage.

For this reason, it's crucial to board the plane as early as possible to find a free spot in the overhead bins.

It can be problematic if you are one of the last to board and have a rolling bag that needs to go in the overhead bins.

The struggle to find a place to put carry-on luggage is just one of the stresses of boarding a plane, making it one of the modern challenges of flying.

The expert noted that there is always a lack of space in these bins for all passengers.

Why you shouldn't be late for your flight

Adhering to the schedule is the cornerstone of smooth aviation operations. It may seem to passengers that 5-10 minutes don't matter. But for the airline, taking off on time means hitting its slot (the agreed-upon time window for that flight) at both the departure and arrival airports.

Missing the slot at busy major airports leads to severe schedule disruptions and financial losses due to additional ground handling. Additionally, you are likely traveling with others who have connecting flights at the arrival airport. If your flight is delayed because of you, they risk missing their connections.

Finally, the plane you're on likely has another flight scheduled (possibly just 30-40 minutes later). That flight also needs to be on time.

To avoid paying for overweight luggage, weigh your suitcase on a regular scale the night before and check if it fits within the allowable limits (23 kg). If it's over, simply transfer some items to your carry-on.

Previously, we reported on the best time to travel by plane if you're going on vacation with children.