If one of your goals for this year is to travel more, then you will want to make it as enjoyable a process as possible. Experienced travelers have tricks to make flying more comfortable, so you can learn from their experiences instead of figuring it out on your own. So whether you are visiting the biggest airport or the smallest, here are some tips to help you navigate through your flights like a professional.
If it is possible, you should only take carry on luggage. Most trips, you can pack light and avoid checking baggage. This saves you a lot of time before your flight, and you don’t have to wait for luggage after your flight. It also eliminates the concern of your luggage getting lost and having to deal with that considerable inconvenience. The chance of your luggage being lost goes up if you are making connecting flights. Having everything you need with you on the plane will give you peace of mind and save you time and money. You can pack less for your trip by packing capsule wardrobes and folding or rolling your clothes to save space.
Having so many people from all over in one small place increases the chance of sickness spreading. There are some things you can do to prevent getting sick while on a plane. Taking an immune supplement before your trip can help bolster your immune system, so you are less susceptible to getting sick. You should also avoid unnecessary contact with other people and carry hand sanitizer with you and apply it regularly. You never know who you will have to sit next to on the plane, so bring a face mask to wear in case you are seated next to someone who appears to be ill.
Investing in TSA Pre-Check will save you a lot of time before you get on the plane. You don’t want to miss your flight, and it is impossible to know how long the line for security will be or how fast it will be moving. You can skip the line and go straight to security with TSA-Pre-Check, which means you also don’t have to come to the airport as early.
Dress in Layers
You want to be as comfortable as possible while you are traveling. This means you should dress in layers. Sometimes the plane is hot and sometimes it is cold. You want to be prepared no matter what the temperature of the plane is so that you can be comfortable the entire time. You should also come prepared to sleep on the plane if the flight is very long. Bringing a neck pillow, eye mask, or noise-canceling headphones can help you sleep peacefully no matter what is going on around you.
Charge Your Devices
You should also make sure that all your devices are charged before you get on the plane. Especially if you are on a long flight, you don’t want to run out of battery in your laptop, music player, or phone before you reach your destination. You should also bring a pair of high-quality headphones to use during the flight.
Bonus tip: if you are traveling overseas, don’t forget to prepare your bank accounts to avoid overseas payment decline.