We’ve all been there: scrambling for your belongings when you’re already running late for your flight and to top it off, constantly feeling like you missed out something on your packing checklist but cannot seem to put a finger on it.
Being behind schedule can get quite stressful, and now that travelling also comes with added procedures due to the strict COVID-19 regulations, you’ll have to take this into consideration when you’re planning your time to be Airport-ready. Here are some tips to help you get to the Airport ahead of time for your flight:
1. Plan in advance
Planning for a trip can get quite taxing, which is why it is highly recommended that you start doing so way ahead of time. Get organised by coming up with a detailed packing checklist that you can refer to easily as you pack your suitcase.
When curating your packing list, you should take into account the duration of your trip so that you can decide on the items you need. For a short trip (three to five days), you can make do with the following: a pair of underwear and socks per day, a pair of pyjamas, one to two formal outfits, a couple of athleisure, casual outfits, and two pairs of shoes. For a longer trip (more than a week), simply double up the quantity. If doing laundry is an option for your trip, you can probably make do with even fewer items – just don’t forget to pack a travel laundry kit!
But planning ahead doesn’t just stop at your luggage. You can even book Airport Transfer Services in advance to ensure that you arrive in the Airport on time, or have someone pick you up the moment you land.
2. Packing travel essentials during COVID-19
The pandemic has changed the way we travel, hence, the items we prioritise in our luggage has changed significantly as well. It’s always a good idea to keep a couple of extra face masks in your carry-on. Other essential items include sanitising wipes, and hand sanitiser, which you will need to wipe down frequently-touched surfaces on your travels.
3. Stay updated with the latest requirements and restrictions
Due to the nature of the pandemic, restrictions can change rapidly depending on local conditions. Different governments have different requirements, such as needing people to wear masks or getting tested, and making it essential for those who have recently travelled to stay indoors for up to 14 days. To prevent yourself from having to deal with troublesome surprises and delays, it’s best to stay up to date with the latest restrictions at your destination and anywhere you might layover. You can check the MFA website for the latest travel advisories to other countries or regions.
If you have arranged for Airport Transfer Services with dependable companies like MAXICABS.SG®, you can rest assured that they will check your flight details beforehand to pick you up on time.
Recently, Changi Airport has launched an online concierge service to support passengers during COVID-19. This will give travellers into Singapore easy access to all the relevant information and necessary booking services, thus making travelling more seamless during this pandemic. With the latest Safe Travel Concierge (STC), you can book your on-arrival COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test and check that you have completed all pre-travel requirements. Furthermore,you can also have access to services such as the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority’s electronic Arrival Card and Health Declaration form through STC. With this handy portal, you can also stay updated with the latest COVID-19 news.
4. Skip the queue and check-in online
Aside from booking a limousine service to get you to the Airport in time, check-in counters normally open two hours before your flight departure. Depending on your airline, you may be able to save some time at the Airport by doing an online check-in 48 hours prior to your flight. Alternatively, you may be able to skip the queue and enjoy more flexibility when you do a self check-in at the automated kiosks with Changi Airport’s Fast And Seamless Travel (FAST). Find out more about how FAST works here.
5. Get to the Airport early with Airport Transfer Services
More often than not, people opt for ridesharing services when travelling from point to point these days. But when it comes to getting to the Airport and vice versa, the use of Airport Transfer services is most practical. Whether you’re coming from the Airport or heading back to the Airport at the end of your trip, making an advanced arrangement for your transportation saves a lot of time and money. The beauty of booking a limousine service in Singapore is its fixed rate pricing and not having to worry about incurring hidden costs.
Booking a ride with MAXICABS.SG® also means not having to fret over the amount of luggage you carry as you will be travelling in large vehicles like our 7-seater MAXICAB® Mercedes Viano or 6-seater Toyota Vellfire. To find out more about the type of rides we offer, visit our website.
Choosing MAXICAB.SG®’s Limousine Services
Even though luxury chauffeur services are often misinterpreted and seen as impractical, booking a ride with one of Singapore’s most efficient Airport Transfer Services, MAXICABS.SG®, lets you stay ahead of schedule. Booking a ride with MAXICABS.SG® takes less than a minute; all you have to do is give us a call at +65 8198 1182, and you’re well on your way to travelling in style and comfort.