First-time solo traveler has a lot of questions about a lot of things. Among them is at the start of the journey – The Airport. Here is what you do and not do when you reach the airport. Nervousness is apparent in a first-time solo traveler. Fumbling at the security or losing your cool might give you a bad experience before you even start your journey.
Also, read – Safe Solo Travel
Make sure you pick up your things at the other end.
Have the above in your mind. These are airport rules and security protocols. It is to make your travel safe. Airports are usually big and these days they are silent. There are fewer or no announcements. So know which gate you have to go.
It is better to ask the person who gave you the boarding pass. At other airports where the language is different, you might not get the right direction. However, most of the airports have good directions boards in English so follow them.
Once through security, it is time for coffee and then Shopping.
My first solo trip at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok – The immigration counter was so far I had to check three times whether I was going in the right direction. However, I followed the directions and made it.