Edinburgh Airport: Best time to book flights to avoid chaos and queues
With the official start of summer, Scots across the country are preparing to take flight to soak up some much-needed sunshine over the next few months.
For many people it will be the first time they have gone on holiday outside the UK since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
With so many travelers heading to the airport this summer, lines and delays are inevitable.
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However, by booking your flight for a certain time of day, you may be able to avoid the worst of the crowds and chaos at Edinburgh Airport.
Talk to the Expressa Family Vacation Guide expert said: “Airports tend to be busiest in the morning, with the crowds decreasing throughout the day, especially before you go through security.
“Most people like to start their trip early in the day, and sometimes, depending on where you’re going, that’s necessary.”
Although it varies from day to day, in general the best time to book a flight to avoid large queues is either in the morning before rush hour, or in the evening or at night .
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The former may be preferable, as late night flights are likely to experience delays caused by issues throughout the day.
You should also avoid booking your flight on certain days of the week if you want to avoid long queues and stress as much as possible.
Unsurprisingly, Friday, Saturday and Sunday tend to be the busiest days to travel, as the majority of people are away from work or school.
The expert continued: “The middle of the week tends to be less busy. People like to go on weekends, which means bigger crowds at the airport.
“It also means higher airfares, so if you’re looking to strike a deal, be prepared to travel mid-week.”
Booking your flight on a Tuesday or Wednesday will not only make it easier for you to get through the airport, but you can also save a lot of money.