Frantic Friday is over and many Cambridgeshire residents will be heading to Stansted Airport to enjoy a well earned break after the school term.
Airports can be stressful for the best of us sometimes, but here is a few simple must not do's if you want a stress free flight.
Some sound obvious, but it is baffling how many people make these common airport mistakes.
Essex Live reports that, whether it is a short trip away with friends or a huge family holiday, sticking to this advice will make your life a lot easier.
Dont say the 'b' word
This should be pretty obvious by now, but just in case you have a sudden urge to retell your favourite anecdote involving a bomb – dont.
It's not big and it's not clever.
No-one wants to hear that word in an airport, and who knows how security will react to it if you say it within earshot.
Dont leave your baggage unattended
Following the previous point, airport security are on the lookout for any luggage or shopping bags that may be suspicious.
So unless you want to come back from the toilet and find your bags have been taken away and detonated in controlled explosion, its probably best to keep your luggage with you at all times.
Dont pretend to be suitcases
This feels like one that we shouldnt have to say, but recent events tells us otherwise.
Two men caused a major alert at Newcastle Airport by allegedly “pretending to be suitcases”, and they allegedly did so by crawling under the counter, where luggage is normally sent air-side, and along the baggage chute.
An airport spokesman said: “We take the safety and security of passengers very seriously and, whilst this incident appears to have had no malicious intent, behaviour such as this will not be tolerated.”
Dont turn up drunk
Most of us will want to get into holiday mode as soon as we hit 5pm the previous day.
But try your best avoid hitting the sauce too hard before you even get there.
No-one wants to be next to the loud passenger whos up and down every five minutes for a bathroom break.
Dont test your stand-up routine
An airport is not the place to be trialling out any new material youve come up with.
Dont try out any new jokes on check-in staff, and definitely dont test the patience of any security staff.
Dont lose your rag
Waiting in lines for no apparent reason at airports can be one of the most frustrating experiences ever.
But theres nothing to gain by losing your temper with check-in staff who are usually blameless – especially with vigilant security staff nearby.
Dont take it personally
Theres always a chance that you will get picked out for an extra pat-down, or your bag will get a more thorough examination than others.
Dont take it to heart – security staff are merely doing their jobs and carrying out extra random checks.