search instagram arrow-down

Let me preface this by saying that in the US, we’re used to knowing which gate to go to at the airport or platform at the train station.  Gate numbers will be posted hours ahead of schedule so missing a flight is due to either extremely poor planning or a lack of awareness if gates unexpectedly change.  However overseas, this early posting of gates and platform numbers seems to be lost.  Airport gates seem to be announced about an hour before boarding and train stations only announce the platform about 15 minutes before departure.  This just leads to a massive rush of people at the last second.  

I’ve spoken to other international travellers about this and they all don’t understand why I would find this annoying.  Their typical response is something along the lines of “why would they announce it early?  Are you going to just stand around at the platform waiting to board?” All this is to say that being aware of where to go when travelling overseas can feel like organized chaos.  I still don’t understand why the numbers aren’t posted earlier especially if they’re known but so be it.  I guess standing and staring at the board is some sort of pastime overseas but be prepared for a bit of stress if you’re like me and like to know where to go.

Advertisements
Leave a Reply
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: