For most people, getting up stupidly early to travel to the airport is as much part of their holiday, as actually being away on holiday.
Unfortunately, airports are also one of the most stressful and irritating places to find yourself surrounded by crowds of equally tired holidaymakers, causing many travellers to go through a full spectrum of emotions before they ever set foot on the plane.
Trust us, we feel your pain. To help you recognise the symptoms of airport induced madness, ladies and gentlemen, icelolly.com gives to you, the 8 mental stages of air travel.
7 bikinis, 12 dresses, 5 pairs of shorts, 8 tops, some jeans, a jacket, and 6 pairs of shoes should be enough for a week in Magaluf… right?
Yes I know I have 3 hours to go until my flight, but STEP ON IT!
It’s really happening, I’m going on holiday! Yippee!
Which quickly changes to anger when you see this…
Completely unnecessary and totally irrational guilt sets in from the minute we see the body scanners. Does lipstick class as a liquid? Oh my god, I'm holding up the queue, come on shoe laces!
Safely through security it’s time to shop for things we don’t need or want, just because they’re duty free!
Why are people queuing already? Should I queue? The doors aren’t even open?
Hurry up! I just want to get into my seat and crack open the mini vodkas!
Woohoo! Finally I’m on my way!
Oh, wait. Oh. Hell. No. Every traveller's worst nightmare. The child who is potentially going to scream for the whole journey. It’s watching me…
Oh well… at least it’s only a short haul flight!
By Leanne Tonks – Complete airport stress head.