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Schools out

With the school holidays now under way it's time to prepare for that well-earned summer holiday. Because of the extra security in place at UK airports it's well worth allowing extra time once you get to the airport to make sure that you don't miss your flight. Pack anything you won't need on your journey in your hold luggage and arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before your flight time.

Remember the basic rules to help you avoid delays at security:

  • no more than one item of hand luggage no larger than 56cm tall, 45cm wide and 25cm deep [but some airlines ask for smaller hand luggage so check with your airline before you travel]
  • if you need to take liquids on board these should be in individual containers no larger than 100ml capacity
  • all liquids must be placed in a single re-sealable transparent bag no larger than 20cm by 20cm and fit comfortably inside the bag so it can be fastened shut

One way to beat the rush to the airport and give yourself peace of mind is to pre-book your airport parking with Holiday Extras. With savings of up to 60% on the gate price and the knowledge that you've got a guaranteed parking place when you arrive booking airport parking makes sense.

For a really relaxing start to your holiday, and to avoid having to leave early to get to the airport, why not book an airport hotel? Holiday Extras has a great choice of airport hotels to suit all budgets, and all come with a best price guarantee. Family rooms at the airport are very popular during the school holidays so to make sure you get the room you want book as far in advance as you can.

Don't forget Holiday Extras is the company that takes care of all the extras that make a holiday complete, including airport hotels, airport parking, car hire to and from the airport, airport lounges, and airport travel by rail. With a best price guarantee and fantastic offers throughout the year Holiday Extras is ready to take the stress out of your holiday.

And if you're planning a short break with the family this summer Holiday Extras has a great selection of London Theatre Breaks, Theme Park Breaks, and Family Breaks at leading attractions around the UK, all with a best price guarantee.