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What information should you know about the airport before you fly?

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A traveler should know the parking layout at his departure airport, and the location of luggage services and transportation options at his arrival airport. He should either know the terminal layout or obtain a map for each airport he visits.

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What information should you know about the airport before you fly?
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By learning the parking layout ahead of time, the traveler avoids the stress of trying to find parking at the airport. This also makes it easier to navigate airport roads. Some airports offer online tools or telephone services to check the status of airport parking lots and find out which lots are full. The traveler should determine how far each parking lot is to the airport and what transportation options are available.

Luggage services are sometimes difficult to find, particularly if the airport signs are in a language the traveler doesn't understand. To avoid getting lost, he should find out where to get his luggage in advance.

If the traveler plans to rent a car or take public transportation, he should find out where these services are located before flying. If someone is picking him up, he should find the airport's designated meeting point.

Terminal maps make it easier to navigate through terminals quickly. This helps if the traveler must go from one terminal to another for a connecting flight, or if he needs to take a tram between terminals.

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