Before the flight at the airport
If passengers want to fly by plane they should come to the airport 2 or 3 hours beforehand.
Check-in on the international flights is closed 40 minutes before departure.
Boarding on the international flights is closed 20 minutes before departure.
Passengers can choose any plane of the British Airways or Airflot.
They can be TU, IL, Airbus, Concord or Boeing,
Passengers can fly by first class, business class, economic class.
First of all passengers must go through the customs.
All the passengers must fill in the customs form if they have something to declare.
There is a list of goods to declare in front of the customs.
The customs officer checks the luggage and the customs form
If everything is in order the customs officer signs the customs form.
The passengers should be calm and polite and show their luggage if they being asked.
Then passengers should go to the clerk to register their tickets, to get a boarding pass where he points the seats.
The clerk weighs the bags and suitcases and puts baggage claims on them. The clerk gives the passengers their baggage claim checks.
Then the luggage moves into the luggage compartment.
Passengers can carry luggage up to 25 kg for international flights, business class passengers can carry 30 kilogrammes.
Luggage up to 5 kilogrammes can be transported as a hand luggage. Each passenger can take his hand luggage on board.
A hand luggage includes a lady’s handbag, a coat or a raincoat, an umbrella or a walking stick, business documentation.
Then the passengers should go to the passport control officer. The officer checks the passport and visa and puts a special mark. Officers are usually very polite.
Then the passengers go to the departure lounge.
When the announcer declares the boarding the passengers go to the gates.
The stewardesses meet the passengers at the plane’s door.