With the world opening up again, travelling abroad is finally back on the cards. Everyone wants their holiday to get off to a relaxing start, and that starts before you even reach the airport. Wizz Air presents 5 tips to make flying easier.
Travelling can be a fun and exciting experience, but it can also be stressful. It is important to know what to do in case of an emergency, such as a flight delay or missed connection. In this article, we will walk you through some essential tips and tricks for a safe and comfy flying experience.
1. Plan ahead
Check-in online 24 hours in advance. Get a paperless boarding pass and take a screenshot of it, just in case you can’t get online and get to your emails. Bring snacks. Schedule your arrival to the airport; make sure you know how you’re getting there as well as how to get to your destination after your flight. Wear shoes that can be easily removed to get through security quickly.
2. Know your hand luggage limits in advance
If you have any liquids in your hand luggage, remember to keep them separate so you don’t have to dig around for them in your bag when you go through security. Make sure your hand luggage fits the size allowance and remember that some airlines will allow a small suitcase plus a small bag, and others won’t. This will make getting through security so much quicker and easier and you don’t have to sacrifice half the things you’ve packed because you’ve gone over the limit.
3. Choosing the best seats
The best seats are different for everyone, but everyone agrees that the middle seats are the worst. If you like to be able to get up and stretch your legs on a longer flight, like London to Tenerife which is around 4 hours 30 minutes, go for an aisle. Mid-week or evening flights are usually less crowded, and if the flight isn’t full, you may be able to move to a different seat to have space around you to be more comfortable. On a shorter flight like London to Spain, which is only around 2 hours 30 minutes, you might want to go for a window seat and take advantage of the views.
Avoid choosing a seat at the back – this is closest to the engines and is generally noisier and bumpier, and you’ll have people queuing up for the toilet next to you and possibly disturbing your mid-flight nap.
4. Pack emergency hand luggage
Everyone has had a moment of panic when you think your suitcase is never going to come around the conveyer belt after your flight. Pack some of your clothes in your hand luggage along in case your luggage is lost, so you don’t have to wear your airport clothes for the whole week. Pack some toiletries like face cleanser, toothpaste, and deodorant in case you want to refresh on a long flight. Wear glasses instead of your contacts or take eye drops. In case you have a certain condition that requires you to take medicine, make sure to bring along a prescription and pills.
5. Download the apps
The easiest way to keep an eye on your flight information is by downloading the app of the airline you’re flying with. You can keep your boarding pass and check-in details in one place, as well as look out for delays and cancellation information.
Other travel apps like App in the Air are great for frequent fliers, where you can track itineraries and even get airport tips from other travellers.
SeatGuru allows you to pick your perfect seat by looking at a seat map and seeing every detail and rating whether seats are good or bad and why.
- Pack your essentials in advance: If you know what you’re going to need for your trip, you can pack it in advance and avoid having to search for your passport or other identification while airborne. Also, bring a book or movie to pass the time if you’re stuck on the plane.
- Get organized with a travel journal: If you have some time before your flight, take some time to write down everything that’s happening during your trip. This will help you remember where you went, what you did, and what photos or videos you took.
- Bring headphones and noise-canceling headphones: Flying can be tiring, so taking some time to relax with some music can help make the experience more enjoyable. Plus, wearing noise-canceling headphones can help block out other passengers and airplane noises.
- Invest in a travel pillow: While not necessary, your comfort is very important, especially if you are taking a long flight, and the pillow will make it much more relaxing.
- Join an airline’s Facebook group or Twitter account and start chatting with your fellow passengers. This will help make the flight experience a bit more pleasant.
- Bring along some magazines, books, or games to keep yourself entertained during the flight.
- Clear out your closet and packing area before boarding your plane in order to make more room for your carry-on luggage.
- Avoid eating anything heavy before boarding your plane in order to avoid getting sick during the flight.
- Make use of the airplane’s Wi-Fi and entertainment options in order to stay connected and entertained while on board.
- Get comfortable with reading and sleeping in unusual positions. You’ll be able to avoid distractions and get some rest during your flight.
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By following these tips, you’ll be able to fly more easily and enjoy your trip more. When flying, it’s important to remember to pack lightly and get organized. Make sure you have everything you need before boarding the plane, and be sure to bring along entertainment and snacks to keep yourself comfy.
Airplane flight is a very fun experience, but it can make certain types of people anxious and make them worry too much. This is why you should look to relax and come armed with strategies to make the flight easier. When you make such an atmosphere, everything will pass in the nick of time, and you will be back on the ground before you know it!