Whether you’re a last-minute packer or a holiday control freak, everybody wants a fuss-free journey; here are a few ways to make your flight from Birmingham Airport as easy as possible.
The quick city break
1. Montana Small Cabin Suitcase, £84.99, Superdry 2. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask, World Duty Free 3. Beats Solo³ Wireless Headphones, Dixons Travel
If you hate the thought of sitting around and are always looking to minimise waiting time, it’s worth planning your journey well in advance, especially if you’re flying off on a quick city break. Organisation is key, and luckily there are plenty of ways to make your time at the airport as quick and seamless as possible, from the FlightSmart service that gives realtime updates for your flight straight to your Twitter account, to the Express Lanes that can be pre-booked, meaning you’ll glide through security with ease and avoid queues.
The right gadgets also make journeys a lot more enjoyable, so it’s definitely worth popping to Dixons Travel on your way through the departure lounge to check out an array of useful technologies, from tablets to cameras.
The family holiday
1. Apple iPad, Dixons Travel 2. La Roche Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Spray SPF50+, £17.50, Boots 3. Watercolour Print Packable Bag, £20, Accessorize
No matter where you’re travelling, the idea of getting the whole family through an airport can often seem quite daunting, but whether you’re keeping the kids occupied with books, gadgets or snacks, it’s important to remember that it’s a holiday after all, and most importantly a time to relax.
If you’re travelling with young children, making sure you’ve remembered everything is a mammoth task, so stay on top of things with Reserve & Collect shopping, available at a variety of shops including World Duty Free, Boots and even International Currency Exchange. Order online and pick up on your way through the airpot, it’s as simple as that!
The girls trip
1. Ombre Thread Earrings, £10, Accesorize 2. Megan Satchel Bag, £30, Accessorize 3. Jo Malone London, Amber & Lavender 30ml, World Duty Free
You’re all packed and ready to go, prepared for a weekend of endless laughter with your friends, now all you need to do is get there.
Start as you mean to go on and take advantage of the wide selection of indulgent tipples the Bottega Prosecco Bar has to offer, from delicate glasses of fizz to smooth merlot and classic cocktails.
If it’s food you’re after, you can forget the hassle of queuing, and instead download the Get Grab app before you even get to the table, so your meal will be waiting on your arrival and there’s no need to rush as you can take your meal on board.
The romantic getaway
1. Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind, £9.99, WHSmith 2. Givenchy Rouge Interdit No. 11 Orange Underground, £21.20, World Duty Free 3. Moet & Chandon Rose Imperial, World Duty Free
When it comes to romantic weekends away, relaxation is essential. With three exclusive lounges to choose from, being a stylish traveller has never been easier and for a trip to remember, it’s only right that you give yourself the VIP treatment and go the extra mile.
Not only will you be able to choose from a wide range of refreshments and snacks, you can also browse the internet in comfort, with free WiFi and runway views, away from the hustle and bustle. And if you need to pick up a few last minute essentials, you’ll be able to browse the likes of Accessorize, Next and World Duty Free for those must-have pieces just before you jet off.