Ashley is sharing some tips for having an almost stress free flight.
Traveling can be a real headache if you aren’t prepared. When we dream of traveling to a beautiful resort on vacation, these dreams don’t include being stressed out before you get there. Since being in an airport full of people isn’t the ideal situation to avoid stress, here’s how to have an almost stress free flight!
How to Have an Almost Stress Free Flight
Keep Your ID or Passport in Hand- You get in line to get on the airplane, and you quickly realize you packed your ID or passport. As you shuffle through your things drastically looking for it, your time just gets that much more stressful. Keep your ID or passport in your hand at all times. You never know when you will be asked to show it, and if you have it with you, you can easily breeze past security.
Make Direct Flights– If you can afford it, make your flight a direct flight to your location. Transferring planes, layovers, and two airports are perfect examples of a headache waiting to happen. Sometimes one flight gets through, but then your connecting flight gets canceled. Save yourself the headache and just fly direct.
Have Hard Copies- I can’t tell you how many times electronic versions of an itinerary or boarding passes get lost in cyber space. Save yourself the trouble of trying to pull up all your information on a dying phone in the hustle and bustle of the airport. Having a hard copy of your boarding pass and itinerary is worth the time to print it out.
Show Up at the Airport Early- Who wants to run through the airport at the speed of lightening just to make their flight? No thank you! Show up at the airport at least 2 hours before your flight to ensure you get through baggage and security with enough time to relax before boarding your plane.
Bring Ear Plugs- Whether you are traveling during the week or on the weekend, it’s always a good idea to bring some ear plugs. You never know when there will be a crying kid or a screaming baby on board. Keep your sanity by packing a pair of ear plugs or noise cancelling head phones on your overnight bag. Less noise means less stress. When it comes to flying, it’s always worth it to consider your sanity.