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Planning your Trip

If you want to make sure that your trip goes smoothly then it is best to plan as much as you can in advance. This is particularly the case if you are travelling as a large group of people, or you are travelling with people who may need special assistance.

Before Your Trip

Make sure to check out any situations that may disrupt your flight - there may be strikes planned, or bad weather. You don’t want to be taken by surprise!

It is important to check the rules relating to baggage with your airline, as these can vary between companies.

Look at the times of your flights and plan accordingly - if it is rush hour driving to the airport could be very time consuming and stressful. However, there are some really great deals to be found on airport parking!

Plenty of taxi companies also serve Birmingham Airport, and this way you get the bonuses of driving to the airport without having to park the car.

Another really great option if you have a particularly early flight is book a hotel close to the airport. These can be really reasonable and it means that your trip to the airport for your flight is a lot less stressful! In some cases these hotels also offer parking as part of their package.

Travelling with Children

Travelling with Children

Disabled Travellers

Passengers requiring special assistance can obtain information, tips, guides and support from:

Another really useful resource is these page from Heathrow Airport Guide with tips for senior travellers.