Quick Tips for Easy Air Travelling
Flying and traveling around could be fun but equally frantic as well. There is a specific anxiety associated with traveling by air because of specific fears like losing your boarding pass, missing the flight, or having something illegal in your luggage. People who don’t fly very often usually stress out a lot. If you are one of them, here are a few easy and quick tips for stress-free air travel.
To get away with the anxiety associated with checking in and boarding passes, download the app of the airline you are traveling with and check in online, and get your boarding pass from there. This way, even if you are late, you have already checked in.
Bring along healthy snacks.
Airport food is not always tasty but always expensive, so it is best to pack some healthy snacks like dry fruits or protein bars to keep you full for a longer time. Keep a little space in your backpack for these snacks, especially if you have long layovers. Most airlines offer great food during the flight, but you could be hungry anytime !!.
It is recommended to never compromise on your comfort, even if you have a short flight of a couple of hours. A sleep kit allows you to rest fully before arriving at your destination. It is especially important if you are going on a business trip and the schedule is jam-packed with no room for extra rest. A comfy travel pillow is a great investment if you travel quite often.
Eye masks and ear plugs also help you sleep peacefully, especially if kids are on board.
Charge your devices
Charging your electronic devices like phones, cameras, and laptops is important. You may not find the charging port empty in your entire layover, so it’s better to have them fully charged beforehand. These electronics also include any small massager or devices you use for personal comfort if you can’t travel without them.
A refillable water bottle
Most security checkpoints do not allow you to take water, but there are water filling points at the airport, so you will not have to buy those expensive mineral water bottles whenever you are thirsty. Staying hydrated is the key to a comfortable and enjoyable journey.
Dress in layers
If you are going to a new place for the first time, it would be best to dress up in layers, so it’s easy to put on or take off anything according to the weather. Inside the plane, the temperature could be too cold to too hot. The base layer you wear should be very comfy for neutral weather. You can have one or two extra layers to cover up if it’s cold. A tank top with a not to warm packable jacket works for almost all weather. Early morning flights may be chillier, so add an extra layer if required.
Don’t sit too much during layovers.
Layovers could be the best time to stretch and keep healthy circulation in the body. Don’t just sit idly and wait for the announcement but roam around while keeping an eye on the flight status. Many airports have yoga rooms, massage chairs, and botanical gardens. Explore your surroundings and enjoy these amenities because waiting idly increases the chances of discomfort and headaches.
Air traveling could be fun this minute and a nightmare the next. However, planning and organization can help you have a great traveling experience. Following these simple tips may help you have a comfortable and enjoyable flight.
Rebecca is the founder of Sightseeing Sidekick travel blog and the publisher of both a lifestyle and a bridal magazine. Living in Northern Virginia, she’s a 50+ mother and grandmother who started travel blogging to share her “new to her” experiences as she has more time to travel. She hopes to “inspire women who previously may not have been able to travel due to career or family obligations to plan, sightsee, and create memories.” You can follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube