All the latest transit travel experiences updated by HoaBinh Airlines

On long-haul flights, gaining experience flying in transit will help you be more proactive about your journey, save time, and avoid problems that arise. Let's "pocket" the information below to master your trips and have more interesting experiences with HoaBinh Airlines.

What is a transit flight? How is it different from a direct flight?

To gain your own experience, practical experience is inevitable. However, many people who start flying have had long flights through many countries, so you also need to find out information about transit flights before departure.

A transit flight is a flight that goes through many different stops. From the starting point to the ending point, it is not a seamless flight; instead, you will have to stop at transit airports. The waiting time will last about 1-2 hours or longer. This job is aimed at adding more fuel to the aircraft and maintaining machinery to help transport passengers, goods, and luggage in the best possible way.

Many customers confuse transit flights with transfer flights. In fact, a transfer flight is a flight where passengers will have many transfer points. After checking in, they will board another flight because the first flight does not operate at the same time as theirs.

Transit flights and transfer flights are two different terms. If you need to find out more information about these flights, you can contact the ticket agents directly for further information and advice.

Experience flying in transit updated by HoaBinh Airlines

1. Know the flight information carefully

Knowing your flight information carefully is not only a first time flying experience for many passengers, but even those who frequently travel by plane need to save this information.

When in transit, passengers will be given tickets corresponding to their flight information. Therefore, when getting off at the transfer point, you need to carefully compare the numbers of onward flights, exit gates, and waiting times to avoid confusing information. Besides, you also need to adjust the time on your watch to coincide with the time of the transit airport to avoid being late for your flight.

2. You should not choose two flights close to each other

According to many people's experience of flying in transit, choosing two flights close to each other when flying in transit is considered "risky". The reason is because you need time to get off the first plane and do the check-in procedures for the new flight. 

If it's convenient, you can travel quickly; however, many passengers encounter problems and errors leading to flight delays. According to many people's experience, the transit time between two flights is about 3 hours, which is reasonable. At this time, you can complete the procedures, have a snack, and solve personal problems.

3. Find out about the airline's new announcements and regulations

In different countries, regulations on air travel will be different. Besides, for each airline, their announcements and rules will also confuse you if you do not learn them carefully. Finding out this information in advance will help you be more proactive in your travel plans, rest during the waiting time, and avoid being late for your flight.

4. Find out about shuttle buses between flight gates

Finding a shuttle bus between airport gates before taking a transit flight is necessary because you may miss your flight if you only start looking for your way when you arrive at your destination. Shuttle buses usually depart at fixed points and move on time, so you need to clearly understand information about the bus to make traveling more convenient after getting off the plane.

5. Know the transit time at the airport

In many countries, the transit time will last a long time, sometimes more than 10 hours. At this time, passengers will be given a paper allowing them to go out within a certain time. You can take advantage of this time to go out, shop, and eat. However, you also need to clearly understand the transit time at the airport to return on time. If you do not return in time, you will be considered an illegal entry, and your flight will be delayed.

6. Immediately set the clock to the correct time at the airport

Immediately after arriving at the transit airport, the first thing you need to do is adjust the time on your devices to the correct time of the country where you arrive. This will help you stabilize your schedule and be more proactive about your journey.

7. Prepare light carry-on luggage

For transit flights, you should not bring too much luggage; this can cause you to waste time searching and moving luggage, thereby missing basic information about your flight. According to the experience of many passengers flying in transit, you should only bring necessary materials such as: personal belongings, electronic devices, computers, etc.

8. Prepare snacks and entertainment equipment

Transit flights often last a long time and have long waiting times, so you need to bring snacks to have more energy to travel. However, you also need to note that many host countries will not allow some prohibited foods to be brought in. You need to find out the information in advance to avoid fines.

In addition, passengers should also bring laptops and phones to entertain and work while waiting for transit time. Most airports have free wifi and rest areas to help you feel more comfortable during your travel.

9. Don't go too far from the waiting room area

For passengers who are not good at English or the language of the country where they enter the country, they should not arbitrarily explore or move too far away from the waiting room. Because if you get lost or encounter problems, solving them will take a lot of time, affecting your entire flight. You should only rest, walk near the waiting room area, and always know the time you need to return to continue your journey.

The experience of flying in transit is drawn from the actual experiences of many passengers. Proactively "pocketing" useful information will help you travel more conveniently, avoid unnecessary troubles, and have the safest and most meaningful flight journey. For any information you need advice on, please contact HoaBinh Airlines through our hotline: 0939.311.911 - 0913.311.911 for specific discussion.