Travelling for business can be a stressful experience, especially when you factor in the time it takes to get through security at the airport. However, Schiphol Airport is now offering a solution that UK-based business travellers could find makes some journeys a little smoother.
Travellers flying to a destination within the Schengen Zone can now reserve time slots for the security check, free of charge.
By making use of these reserved time slots, travellers can go through the security check in a dedicated lane and at a time they selected. This means they know exactly when they are expected at the security check, and can avoid unnecessarily long queues caused by arriving too early at the airport.
It’s important to note that this service only applies to the security check. Travellers still need to factor in enough time for their check-in and to drop off any baggage they have in the departure hall.
But by offering this service, Schiphol Airport is contributing to improved passenger sign-in patterns, a smoother flow through the security process and a better passenger experience.
Paul Baker, Global Travel Management Sales Director said,
As a travel management company that serves many UK-based business travellers, we know how important it is to have a stress-free journey. Schiphol Airport’s new time slot reservation system for security checks is a game-changer for our clients who frequently travel to the Schengen Zone.
By reserving a time slot, our clients can avoid the uncertainty of long queues and arrive at the security check at a time that suits them.
This will not only reduce stress, but also help them to plan their journey more effectively. We welcome this new service and hope it will be extended to other destinations soon
So, how does it work? Time slots can be reserved up to three days before departure on the Schiphol website or app. After making a booking, travellers receive a confirmation email containing a QR code. This code is scanned by a member of staff at Schiphol, who then directs them to the right security check entrance.
Schiphol Airport is the fourth largest European airport to offer this service, and it’s likely that other destinations will follow shortly.
For UK-based business travellers who frequently travel to the Schengen Zone for work, this could be a game-changer. By knowing exactly when they need to be at the security check, they can plan their journey more effectively and reduce the stress of travelling for work.
Schiphol Airport’s new time slot reservation system for security checks can offer UK-based business travellers a more efficient and stress-free way to travel. By reserving a time slot, travellers can avoid long queues and arrive at the security check at a time that suits them.
This service is currently available for destinations within the Schengen Zone, but it’s likely that other destinations will follow shortly.