Flying Low Cost from Bergamo Airport
If you are flying low-cost around the Milan area, specifically on RyanAir, chances are that you will be taking off or arriving at Bergamo Orio Al Serio Airport.
According to its official profile, Il Caravaggio International Airport, another name for this airport in honor of the Bergamese painter, is the third busiest airport in Italy. Millions of passengers fly out of this airport every year, especially since RyanAir began operating with low cost flights bound for the southern regions of Campania, Puglia, Sardinia, Calabria, and Sicily, as well as to international countries including England, Spain, Greece, France and Sweden.
Thus, when flying low cost, most often, flights are either scheduled in the late evening prior to midnight or in the wee hours of early morning. In such cases, passengers who need to take public transportation bound for the airport are subjected to arrive at the airport hours before boarding time, depending on the availability of the transportation, which usually holds off operation from midnight until 5 o’clock in the morning.
Therefore, it would be great to know some essential things about flying out of Bergamo Airport, such as:
- Make sure you are checked in on your flight with your boarding pass ready, either downloaded or printed before arriving at Bergamo Airport, as they charge a check-in fee for passengers who do not check in before boarding. Also, you will only gain entry inside with a boarding pass presented to the airport officials at the entrance.
- Suppose your water bottle is still full, and you want to maximize your time at the airport with it without purchasing one at the airport price. In that case, staying in the airport’s preliminary receiving area at least an hour before boarding is advisable, as water bottles must be emptied off at the baggage check area. Nonetheless, you will still be better off buying 500ml bottled water at the boarding area, so you have one on the plane where bottled water is sold at double the price.
- You can bring packed food inside your bag all through your flight as long as it fits in your required luggage size, either you have booked on a Basic Fare with a bag that fits under your seat or with extra carry-on luggage for the overhead compartment.
- If you want to get some sleep prior to your flight, you may sleep in the ZZZleepandGo sleeping capsule and pay per hour of sleep desired. Otherwise, you may just as well go straight at your flight’s boarding gate and settle in the seats with no elbow rest.
- When traveling light on a Basic Fare, you are required to fit all of your stuff within a 40cm x 20cm x 25cm bag. It would then serve you best to wear the heavy clothing that you intend to bring on your trip, including your bulky shoes and thick shirt, and to wrap your sweater or jacket around your waist. If you have to bring rubber shoes, you may simply tie each one around your bag’s handle. For your valuables, such as mobile phones, passports, and wallets, it is advisable to keep them inside a belt bag, which is allowed, apart from your small bag, when boarding.
- And if you have a journal and a book to bring along, you simply could just carry them with your hands when passing through the gate. Also, if you find yourself in a rush with your stuff dispersed in more than one bag, you can rest assured to prepare them at the boarding area before entering the gate, where the flight attendants check your bag allowance according to your fare.
- Set aside some money to enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate at a coffee shop in the boarding area prior to your departure. This and a bottle of water are the only things you may have to pay for at Bergamo Airport. Make sure not to exceed your baggage allowance, as that will add to your cost.
- There are banks in the airport should you need to withdraw or exchange money.
- When you need a transfer out of Bergamo Airport on your arrival, you will find taxi cabs and buses outside the exit door. There are provincial buses that stop by at Bergamo Train Station and all around the historic city of Bergamo, and there are those that go straight to Milano Centrale. You may check www.omio.com for fares and schedules.
Knowing these eight essential things when flying low cost from Bergamo Airport, you are all set to soar the entrancing sky to your desired European destination.
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