A recent turn of events may require you to load a plane on a regular basis. This could be due to work commitments or perhaps you just get the travel bug. You may never have flown on a plane before but fly on a regular basis such as weekly or monthly. Flying frequently needs some significant adjustment from your body to get your system adapt to the rigorous demands of air travel. If you fly only once in a while these some of our tips below may not be quite as important as others, but if you fly on a regular basis, consider taking on all the tips below. One little mistake could lead to a missed flight, being dehydrated on the flight, or not being able to board the flight. Below are some pointers that you need to remember if you will be traveling more often.
Before the Flight
- Research about the place. Before you travel, know about your destination, the airport where you will be landing and other pertinent information.
- Prepare the necessary documents. Keep your documents in one place, have a photocopy ready and leave another copy in your home.
- Check and recheck your name on your ticket. Avoid delays by making sure the details in your documents are correct.
- Select the right seat. If you want to sleep the entire flight, take the window seat. But if you frequent the lavatory, opt for the aisle seat.
- Prepare yourself. Bring with you some water (you’ll need to purchase this after going through customs and airport security), bring moisturizer to help avoid stretch marks and to keep your skin healthy and hydrated, and a sweater. Planes to get dry due to the air-conditioning and often cold. Be prepared.
- Pack light and smart. Bring only what is important and in small quantities. Roll your clothes to tighten the contents of your luggage.
- Recharge your batteries. Put all your gadgets and electronic devices in one kit bag and ensure that batteries are fully charged.
At the Airport and In the Plane
- Give time allowance going to the airport. Consider your travel time from your home to the airport and add at least an hour of allowance for traffic and other unforeseen circumstances.
- Dress appropriately. Wear sarong or layers so you can adjust if the temperature is warm or cold.
- Select the right security line. Choose the line that is fast and one that does not have kids.
- Stow your bags properly. Put your luggage in the bins nearest your seat.
At Your Destination
- Check your baggage before leaving. Make sure you have the right bags with you before you head to the exit.
- Ask authorities at the airport. If you need to know anything, ask them while you are still at the airport. Have some ready cash in local currency inside your wallet.
- Take legitimate taxis or transportation. Some airports might have people out to trick you, better rent a car or hire a legitimate cab.