Traveling is a mind-opening and culturally-enriching escapade everyone should experience.
Yet, long flights to far off lands can be quite a stressful endeavor for those who don’t travel often.
The flight could even sour the experience (and we don’t want that).
Know what makes flying a bit easier? The flying tips and tricks shared in this guide.
Go Easy on the Packing
Many first time travelers try to bring their whole closet with them. This weighs them down and makes traveling a chore.
Worse, it ends up costing them extra due to extra baggage fees.
The better option is to pack light and pick up things when you get there.
There’s always a general store where you’re going which has all the other tidbits you left behind.
And when you do have extra items? Use luggage storage or drop it off at your hotel so you can travel light.
Leave Early and Account for Delays
There are thousands of airplanes in the sky at any given moment. This takes a TON of planning and guidance to make it possible.
As you can expect, unexpected events happen and throw off these routes and timing.
- Leave early and try to be there at least an hour before boarding
- Expect some delays (traffic, security checkpoints, weather, etc)
You’ll feel way less stress when you account for delays. You’re no longer racing the clock.
Take Advantage of Airline Perks
Loyalty to an airline can pay off by way of seat upgrades, waivers, and more.
These creature comfort upgrades can really make a long flight bearable and relaxing.
So, stick to an airline you enjoy and make sure your flights are attached to your member number.
Traveling in a group? This is the perfect opportunity to earn even more points!
You can earn extra points through credit cards, car rentals, booking hotels, and more.
Load up the Entertainment
Modern planes have tons of in-flight entertainment options.
From free movies and shows to paid WiFi, you won’t find yourself bored during those long flights.
Except, some of these options are limited and may be too expensive for your taste.
Know what you do? Load up.
Gather your favorite movies, shows, albums, books, and whatever else keeps you entertained.
Load them up onto your phone, tablet, or computer. Now, you’ve got plenty to stay entertained. Just remember to bring headphones!
Carry a Few Forms of Payment
Nothing will ruin your travels faster than having your card stolen.
If it’s the only card and account you have, then you’re out of luck unless your bank is nearby.
Have a few forms of payment:
- Debit card
- Credit card
- Digital wallet
It may seem excessive but it helps in a pinch in the event of lost or stolen wallets and purses. This goes the same if you need to lock a card because of unauthorized purchases.
Make Getting There an Adventure With Flying Tips and Tricks
They say the journey is often more important than the destination.
This makes sense when you’ve got awesome flying tips and tricks to make it an adventure of its own!
Give the five tips covered in this article a try and see if it makes your travels easier.
Then, explore the many resources on this site to make your travel experiences even better. Good luck and bon voyage!