This week may have seen many people travel for the first time in a long time. Many of the so-called “revenge travel” trips made it a disaster in the U.S., U.K., and Europe.
Due to the high turnout and staff shortages, many airports had meltdowns–something Axios called “a painful preview for summer”:
How can you make summer less chaotic?
Brian Kelly, CEO of Points Guy, told that people should avoid long layovers and book direct flights whenever possible. There is less room to error in losing bags or connecting late.
It pays to make use of technology to expedite travel, such as enrolling for facial recognition systems to clear security quicker.
The Telegraph reported that one piece of key advice was given by to help avoid many holiday woes: Pack light and don’t bring your luggage in the carry-on.
Baggage-handling contractors, like many other tourist industries, are also experiencing staff shortages. Many workers have left the sector during the pandemic.
Andy Prendergast is the national secretary of GMB trade union in the U.K. He said that “it’s one less thing to worry.” It is possible to check in online without having to take your bags. This reduces disruption. While it is not a miracle cure, it can reduce the likelihood of problems.