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Before Boarding at Liverpool Airport

When you get to the airport for your trip away, no doubt you will be itching to get on the plane and get your holiday started. Before you can relaxing and start enjoying yourself, however, there are a few airport procedures everybody has to go through first. Arriving at the airport, you will need to find yourself a parking space. This can be made a much quicker and easier process if you have pre-booked airport parking online with Airparks. Booking Liverpool Airport parking in advance means a space will be reserved and waiting for you when you arrive at the airport, cutting out the need for frustrating searches of busy car parks when you arrive, and also gives the opportunity to save up to 60% off the on-gate price.

Getting to the Check-In Desk

Next up after parking your car, you will need to catch one of the reliable and efficient transfer buses from the car park to the airport terminals. If you have parked in an on-airport parking facility you will be nearer to the airport terminals and transfer times will be short; parking off-airport has longer transfer times but the price is considerably cheaper. To avoid transfer buses altogether you can book the Liverpool Skypark Meet & Greet service.

At the Check-In Desk

Once you’ve been delivered to the front of the airport building, you will need to locate your check-in desk. As you enter the building, there will be screens displaying departures and which check-in desk each flight will be using; check-in desks are well marked and if you do have trouble locating yours, there will be airport staff on hand to help.

At the check-in desk, you will have to check-in large items of luggage onto the plane. The check-in assistant will need to see your passport and airline ticket, and will give you your boarding pass. Many airlines now offer the time-saving opportunity of checking-in online before you reach the airport; an e-mail will be sent to you confirming your flight details, which you are to print off and take with you. This will then act as your boarding pass at the airport. For people travelling with just hand luggage, this is a great option as it cuts out the need to go to the check-in desk altogether.

Passport Control and Security

After you’ve checked in, you will be required to pass through passport control. Simply queue up and present your passport to the passport control official. He will check your passport, and assuming everything is in order, you will progress to the security check. This entails walking through a metal detector and submitting your hand luggage for an x-ray check. It is important to ensure you do not have anything that might be construed as dangerous on your person or in your hand luggage at this point; for example corkscrews, nail files, scissors etc. Also, the amount of liquid you can take onto a plane is now restricted; you may only take up to 100ml of liquid, and this must be sealed in a clear plastic bag supplied by the security staff.

The Final Countdown

Finally, you can begin to relax; the last steps to take are to locate the departure lounge and gate, where you will present your boarding pass and passport to the airline staff on the desk there. Just await the call to board the plane and you can be on your way.