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    Pickles and I were just having a little debate about when you should arrive at the airport when you're going on holiday.

    I normally arrive about 3/4 hours before my flight, just because I like making sure I don't have to rush around...

    Meanwhile, he prefers to get there about an hour and a half before his flight

    What do you think? Who is right?

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    PugDevil 3/4 hours is preposterous. Who needs to be in an airport for that long?
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    3 hours before because you never know.
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    My family arrive 3 hours before too. I've noticed most Asian families do the same :lol:
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    I hate being late so always leave plenty of time. 2/3 hours if a short flight, somewhere in Europe or somewhere. 3/4 hours if it's a long-haul! Usually I'm one of the first, if not first for bag drop, and if I don't have hold luggage, I sometimes try and get through before bag drop is even open :lol:
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    (Original post by Pickles)
    PugDevil 3/4 hours is preposterous. Who needs to be in an airport for that long?
    I usually go three hours before. You can eat,shop around etc. Always something to do
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    3 hours beforehand. If it were up to me though I would arrive earlier though as I like to make sure I'm prepared. I'm awful for arriving at places way too early and then moaning that I'm bored and have nothing to do

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    I'm glad to see that TSR is full of such like-minded people
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    Everyone will arrive at different times depending on the size of the airport imo... 3-4 hours will be fine in an airport like Heathrow or Gatwick... My airport has a WH Smith, a Boots, a Burger King and that's about it. So most passengers here will check in about 2 hours before for a flight that closes an hour before departure.
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    We normally aim to arrive two hours before
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    3 hours just because we love to browse around the shops at the airport and have some time to sit and relax before getting on the flight
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    About 1.5 hours
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    We usually go 2.5 hours I think

    If it was me I'd go 1.5 hours
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    I think Pickles is mad, but then… I've always thought that???
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    Depends. If I'm with my dad, we can use his BA card to go through security in about a minute and then go to the lounge for food - so probably half an hour before boarding begins. If I'm with school, or anyone but my dad, 2-3 hours. 3-4 hours in July though.
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    I usually aim for 2.5-3 hours before the flight time. I've been stuck on the motorway enough times and nearly missed flights. I'd rather get there early and wait around in a restaurant than risk missing the flight, it's just not worth the hassle.
 
 
 
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