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Tips for Hassle-Free Travel During Eid Al Adha

TDT | Manama     

The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com

Report by Zahra Ayaz

The Eid Al Adha holiday starts tomorrow, making it one of the busiest travel periods of the year, with millions of people taking to the skies, roads, and railways to visit family and friends.  

While the excitement of the holiday can be palpable, the surge in travel volume can also lead to long lines, packed terminals, and other logistical challenges.

To help make your Eid Al Adha travel as smooth as possible, here are some essential tips:

Plan Ahead

The key to avoiding headaches during peak travel seasons is to plan your trip well in advance. Book your flights, hotels, and other transportation as early as possible to lock in the best fares and availability. Consider flying on the actual holiday or a day or two before/after, when airports and airlines tend to be less crowded.

Minimise Metal

Opt for minimal metal accessories and remove them before going through security inspection. Place all metal items in the designated trays to expedite the screening process.

Manage Liquids

Limit liquids in your carry-on to containers of 100ml or less, if necessary. This will help you breeze through security checkpoints.

Avoid Banned Items

Sharp objects, lighters, flammable materials, and toy weapons are strictly prohibited in your carry-on. Make sure to leave these items at home.

Minimise Congestion

Limit the number of people accompanying you to the airport to avoid overcrowding and ease the flow of passengers.

Get to the Airport Early

Allow extra time to get to the airport, check in, and go through security. Airports are notoriously busy during Eid, so you'll want to build in a buffer to account for potential delays. Aim to arrive at the airport at least 2-3 hours before your domestic flight and 3-4 hours before your international flight.

Travel Light

Try to pack light and avoid checking bags if possible. Bringing only a carry-on will allow you to breeze through the airport without waiting for luggage. If you do need to check bags, be sure to arrive even earlier to account for the extra time. 

Stay Connected

Download your airline's mobile app and sign up for flight status alerts so you can monitor any changes or delays in real-time. You may also want to consider getting a portable charger to keep your devices powered up throughout your travels.

Be Flexible

Unexpected disruptions like weather or technical issues can sometimes cause flight delays or cancellations. Try to build in some flexibility in your schedule in case you need to adapt to changes on the fly.