Your First Flight-Ready Accountant

Even a simple two-hour domestic flight from Delhi to Mumbai can be disturbing on your first plane. Fearing that the plane will definitely crash, and more pressing concerns about whether you have completed all the necessary procedures at the airport, the first plane trip can be very troublesome for those just getting started. Even harder is that you cannot accompany friends or relatives to guide you around the airport. For security reasons, the airport does not allow accompanying tourists to venture outside the airport gates. Here is a practical checklist to help you get through countless airport counters without getting lost.

  • Make sure you are at the right airport. Most cities have separate airports for domestic and international flights. Be sure to tell the taxi driver that you are on a domestic flight.
  • Find the terminal of your airline. In order to make management smoother, different airlines are assigned to different airport terminals. If you tell them the name of the airline in advance, most taxi drivers will take you to the correct terminal.
  • Pick up the luggage trolley. These usually line up outside the airport entrance.
  • Give you the ticket. You need to show it at the airport entrance to enter. If you have an e-ticket, you will also need to show photo identification. This can be your voter ID, PAN card, driver's license, passport, or even a credit card with a photo.
  • Enter the baggage inspection area to X-ray your baggage. At this point, you only need to place the heavy baggage you want to check into the aircraft cargo. Once the baggage is released, airport authorities seal it to prevent tampering. Return the sealed luggage to the cart.
  • Go to the airline counter to get your boarding pass. Wait in line until your turn comes. Checked baggage. Baggage can be weighed to ensure that it does not exceed 20 Kg. Airline officials may also ask to see your photo identification. If you arrive early enough, you will be given the choice between aisle seats and window seats. After stating your choices, you will receive a boarding pass. There will also be many luggage tags on the counter. Select labels for hand luggage, such as wallets and overnight luggage, and attach them to your luggage after filling in your name and contact information. Keep the trolley near the counter, but be careful not to obstruct others.
  • Move to the security inspection area. Place hand luggage [including mobile phones and jackets] on the conveyor of the X-ray machine.
  • Now go to the tightening area. This area is next to the hand luggage inspection machine and is separated by curtains. Men and women are separated. After the trouble, the gatekeeper will stamp your boarding pass.
  • Pack your luggage from the back of the X-ray machine. Make sure the person guiding the machine stamps your luggage tag.
  • Wait in the living area until you hear the boarding notice. The announcement will specify the gate number of your flight.
  • Line up at the gate. Airline officials will check your ticket before allowing you to pass through the gate.
  • Board the airline bus that transports passengers from the gate to the aircraft.
  • After arriving at the plane, please show the flight attendant's ticket before boarding.
  • Transfer to the seat specified on the boarding pass. Keep your hand luggage in the overhead compartment. Now sit back and enjoy the flight!