Traveling by air for the first time: we are here to help you
The first step is to book the tickets, this can be done online using any flight booking apps like paytm, goibibo, yatra etc. or you can directly book through respected airlines using app and website. The ticket will be generated online and will be e-mailed to you. you don’t need to have any hard copy of this ticket.
The second step is to reach the airport at least 2 hours before the flight departure time. The entry into the airport is done using the soft copy of the ticket that you have received during online booking. You will also need an identity card like Aaadhar card, voter id card or DL. This ID and the ticket will be checked by the security officials at the entry of the airport.
Your luggage is of two types:-
1. Hand baggage: The one which you takes along with you in the aircraft. (Max. 7 Kgs)
2.Check-in baggage: The one which is carried in the aircraft but doesn’t remain with you while flying. Generally the bigger one. (Max. 15 Kgs free)
Next step is to have the security check of the check-in baggage. as you will enter the airport there will be several machines for the security check of the luggage. Every flight operator has its own machine for the security check. For Ex. Jet Airways have its own machine and indigo have its own machine. you have to go the respective operator security check. After the luggage is checked, a sticker is put on your bag. Take your bag and go to step 4.
Next step is to go to the flight operator counter for getting the boarding pass and submission of check-in bag. you need to go to the respective flight operator counter. go on the counter and submit your bag that you have collected after the security check and then a sticker will be put up, stating where the bag has to go. As soon as you will show the ticket to the person sitting at the counter, you will receive your boarding pass. The boarding pass will mention the time of the flight, gate number and aircraft details as well.
Next step is for the security check of hand baggage and yourself. As you will reach the security officials you have to undergo security check of the baggage. You will be given with the tray where you have put all your electronic gadgets like laptop, mobile, power bank, wallet, jacket/hoodies that you are wearing and finally the belt. This tray and your handbag are put in a machine for the security check, and you will be checked by the security officers.
Next step is to board the flight, usually, the boarding starts around 40-50 min before the departure time. The announcement is made digitally on screens and verbally also for the boarding in the sitting area. as you will reach to the aircraft there will be a cabin crew member, who will guide you till to your seat. after reaching to your seat you can place your handbag in the compartment above your seat or below your seat.
NOTE: water bottles are allowed inside the flight.
Next step is deboarding. As you will reach the destination, the announcement will be done. simply take off your seat belt and take your handbag and leave. As you reach inside the arrival area, there you will find the moving belt as shown below from where you can collect your check-in bag. After taking your bag its time to leave.