We all enjoy going away on a vacation. For many of us, it is the one chance each year that we get to go somewhere beautiful and be able to relax, and leave all the worries of the world behind. The problem for most people is that travelling to and from the holiday destination can be a nightmare, and yet this is supposed to be part of the happy holiday experience. When flying these days, it costs a lot of money, sometimes as much as or more than the hotel accommodation. So, it is worth making sure that when you are flying to a destination, it is part of the vacation that is enjoyable and not a nightmare. Below are ten air travel tips to ensure you have a pleasant start to your trip. Read more at http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/my-money/2014/10/10/13-secrets-for-finding-cheaper-airfare
When packing, make sure that the tickets, passports, and other documents that may be needed are easy to find. Having to go through your baggage at check-in looking for something that the staff want will not only delay you but all the other passengers behind you. The very passenger’s you will be stuck on a plane with for a few hours, and some may have a long memory.
Always arrive early for a flight, regardless of where it is you are going. You may have been on booked on a flight in the past which was delayed due to a missing or late passenger. Remember how annoying it was? So, do not be one of those late comers. Arriving early also means that there is less stress, and you can sit and have a coffee at the gate
Security is an essential part of getting through the airport, and this is probably the best of the air travel tips. Before leaving for the airport, take everything out of your pockets, take all jewelry off, remove belts, and place them all in a bag in your hand luggage. Do this, and you will fly through most security around the world.
When it comes to clearing security, you may need to remove your shoes, so wear simple footwear. Laptops need to be placed in a separate security bin and do not take any liquids apart from baby milk and medication, as anything else can be bought at the destination.
If you enjoy a coffee on a plane, then take some sachets and plastic stirrers with you, and just ask for a cup of hot water at any time. Most airlines only serve coffee with meals, but this way you can have one when you want.
If you are one of those people that doesn’t get along with airline food, then buy some food on the way to the gate. It is better to have food and not eat it than to be hungry on a long haul flight. Eat something just before you get on the flight, and take some sandwiches, crisps, and biscuits onto the plane. Remember, though, do not take any sandwiches or fruit off a plane if you are landing in another country, it is likely to breach customs rules.
Most planes have good entertainment systems on them, but it is also a good idea to take a magazine, book or tablet with you. If you have children, take a lot of sweets, toys and games to keep them occupied. Always give young children a lollipop to suck when taking off and landing to help them ‘blow’ their ears.
If you know that you will be sleeping on the plane, take your ear plugs, eye covers and an inflatable neck pillow. A small normal inflatable pillow can also help with comfort. Although the blankets airlines supply are thin, you will improve sleep by covering your head with it.
As soon as the flight takes off and the seatbelt light goes off, go to the toilet and empty out. You can then sit down and relax for a few hours.
Take off your shoes once you are comfortable in your seat, as this will help you relax a lot easier. If you are carrying some extra weight and it is a long flight, then it is a good idea to wear pressure stockings to prevent blood clots.
These ten airline travel tips should help you have a much better flight than normal. The best thing to remember is that the flight is just as much a part of the holiday as sitting on the beach, so be prepared, have everything sorted out in advance, and then sit back and enjoy it.