For one reason or another, we've all been stressed at airports. Here are some airport tips and tricks for getting the easiest and smoothest flying experience.
Have you ever traveled by flight?
Traveling by flight is always a pleasure!
The longest flight route in the world is from Singapore to Newark lasting 19 hours. It's a long time to be sitting in the same place.
Whether you have to travel for long hours or fly to a closer destination. To travel safely, you must prepare the trip in advance.
For one reason or another, we've all been stressed at airports. Airport tips and tricks for getting the easiest and smoothest flying experience are highlighted below.
1. Prepare Your Suitcase
Preparing the suitcase can be one of the most frustrating things on the trip.
Do you have everything you need?
Ask yourself this question. When in a rush, you may end up forgetting important items.
The best thing is to pack your suitcase in time. In case of doubts, there are rules and regulations of luggage on their web.
Check them as many times as you need and pack what is necessary. Don’t forget anything!
2. Wear Comfortable Travel Clothing
Do you care more about fashion or comfort?
They’re all okay! But you would want to be in comfortable clothing during a long flight. Won't you?
It’s a must to wear comfortable clothing during long-haul flights. Almost nobody likes being in tight jeans while on a plane for hours.
While on board, temperatures can vary a lot. Hence, loose and stretchy pants are better suited. You’ll not suffer from bulges on your knees when traveling.
To prevent a stiff neck or nasty sore throat, a scarf is also extra handy. Don't forget your shoes either!
Pinching shoes are out of the question. Due to the difference in pressure after taking off; your feet may swell a little. This is definitely unpleasant! Follow this guide to learn more tips.
3. Go to the Airport In Advance: At Least 3 Hours
Are you traveling abroad?
Most airports require you to arrive 3 hours before the departure time. Early arrival enables you to choose your seat and dispatch the suitcases.
For local flights, arrive at least 1 hour before the boarding time. There’s no immigration or customs procedure.
When traveling by plane, you always hear that you have to do the "Check-In." Wondering what that is? Nothing to be afraid of!
"Check-In" is a simple process and it’ll only take you a couple of minutes! It depends on the number of people waiting in the queue.
The Check-In is the process where you present your passport at the airline counter. It must be at the counter where you purchased a ticket.
There, you’ll have to choose your seat; your bag gets weighed and dispatched.
Wondering when your luggage check happens?
Well, it's at this step, when you check in! Once completed, you’ll receive the boarding card. With it, you can now access the boarding sector.
4. Boarding the Plane
What should you do? You’re done with the Check-in. You have your boarding pass, then what?
When you receive the boarding card, you can now access the boarding area. Keep in mind that once you get to the boarding area, you can’t go back outside.
Ever had of a “no man's land” area in the airport?
Then this is it. Once you cross this section you’re not in any country.
To access it you must present your boarding pass and perform migration procedures.
It’s worth noting that there are enough facilities in the departure hall. They include restaurants, bathrooms, free shops, coffee shops, charging areas.
So don’t worry! You won’t miss anything.
5. Migrations Office
Relaxed now! You’re already in the departure lounge.
Wondering what to do next?
The next thing is to deal with migration. Before departure, your passport and boarding pass must get stamped. This is what the migration does.
Here, they’ll check your luggage searching for items that cannot get on the plane. You’ll also undergo scanning. So ensure you remove keys, mobile phone, and coins from the pockets
Once you have gone through the scanner you can collect everything again.
That’s it! You can now wait comfortably for your departure.
When time is due, a loudspeaker will call passenger names. However, you should pay attention to the monitors where all the schedules appear.
6. Long Boarding Queues
Are you afraid of long queues of people boarding the plane?
This might put pressure on your mind, but do not worry. Don’t bother waiting in line for boarding!
Virtually, all airlines have passengers shipped in a specific order. Besides, the planes have numbered and insured seats.
Nobody will take your seat. You'll have enough time to board the plane.
Meanwhile, sit back and relax!
7. Look for Entertainment
You are finally in the air!
Depending on how long the flight is, you’ll need more or fewer distractions.
You must know some airport hacks to keep you entertained.
Read, talk, watch movies, listen to music or take a nap.
Airplanes have a single screen for each passenger. They usually include a wide collection of movies, series, documentaries, and even games.
They usually give you some headphones to enjoy them.
Besides, you can also take your own entertainment. A tablet, smartphone or laptop will do.
8. Take Your Own Snacks on Board
Check in advance if catering services are in the cost. With low-cost airlines, you may buy meals on board or order in advance.
However, you must note that the meals may not be the same as your culinary delights.
Just to be sure, bring snacks along.
The last thing you want is to go hungry for many hours in a row!
9. Drink Enough Water
Due to the dry air in the plane, you dry out faster. You get tired of it and in the worst case, you have a cold.
Therefore, drink enough water to feel energetic during the flight.
After all, a healthy body results in a happy mind!
On almost all flights you can request an extra glass of water for free. You can even walk to the back of the plane to do a refill.
Wrapping Up on Airport Tips
Is air travel a nightmare for you? Stop dreading the experience because we've got you covered on the above tips. They'll make your flying experience easy and comfortable.
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