You will be surprised to know that lots of individuals have never experienced riding on an airplane before. If you happen to be one of them and you already have your first-ever plane ticket, you must be exhilarated. But just the same, you may be a bit anxious and that is normal. Do not worry too much! Below we will be sharing a couple of great tips that will make your first flight hassle-free.
Pack your stuff in an organized manner.
Packing smartly is an undervalued aspect of travel. Little do people know that by simply organizing your luggage, you will be able to minimize or potentially fully eliminate unnecessary stresses during travel. Leave a certain area in your bag for important documents like passports, valid IDs, and tickets. Maximize on luggage space to avoid extra baggage fees.
Put essentials in your carry-on bag so it is easy to access all throughout. Necessities such as camera, money, medications (if any) along with important documents should be placed in your carry-on bag. For check-in luggage/s, make sure you bring an extra bag in case you go over the baggage limit. Alternatively, you can leave some spare space in a particular bag so you can easily transfer things to there when one of your bag goes over the limit.
Consider booking a hotel that is near the airport.
This will save you LOTS of time. You don’t want to be all haggard and stressed in the morning of your flight, right? We highly recommend you do this, especially if you live an hour or farther away from the airport. Hotels near the airport often have a free shuttle service catering to guests who have flights. Moreover, you can opt to have your car parked at their hotel for a cost-effective rate for a good amount of time.
Arrive at the airport 2 hours before your departure time.
You do not want to get there an hour before or even thirty minutes. This is a surefire way to a stressful and overwhelming airport situation, which would surely kind of traumatize you. Consider unpredictable things like the amount of traffic, complications with your ticket or baggage, etc. If you prioritize getting to the airport 2 hours before, you will be more relaxed during the whole time. Remember, the plane will not wait for you. Therefore, punctuality is key.
Know where exactly to check-in your luggage and find out where your flight gate is.
Do not be afraid to ask around for directions. Knowing where to go and finding out where your specific gate is will surely ease out the process. Not to mention, it will also help alleviate a lot of anxiety. This way you will be more familiar too for your next flight.
Take extra caution if you have any current medical conditions.
Do not overestimate yourself. Be sure to talk to your physician first before hopping onto your first flight. Always, always keep your prescription medications close. We suggest you keep them in your carry-on bag so you can easily find them.
These are some of the tips we have managed to organize for the first-time flyer. Hopefully, this has helped you a lot, and here’s to hoping for a stress-free and safe journey to you!