Except for regular and passionate travelers, packing stuff, waiting for the security check and standing in long check-in queues are not very pleasant and enjoyable experiences. More than it being hectic and time taking, there are many things which can go wrong resulting in more panic and stress especially if you are travelling all by yourself to an unknown country or are travelling with little ones. Here are a few smart tips to make your air travel stress free and enjoyable.
Planning the travel
Being careful while choosing flights as this can sort out half of the problem. You can choose between direct, nonstop and with stops based on your time commitments, comfort and budget. If you have an emergency, opt for a nonstop flight which flies from one airport and lands in the destination airport. These flight rates are comparatively high on cost than flights which may have mid-way halts of few minutes which fractionally increases the travel time.
The details given for booking the ticket should perfectly match that on your personal ID. If any discrepancies are found at the time of final travel, you may get stopped by the airline authorities and this may cause unnecessary inconvenience and delay in verifying the facts with the concerned authorities. Based on your physical needs like disabilities, travelling with a newborn baby etc., make the right choice of seating well in advance through online check-in before travel date.
In case of foreign travel, ensure you have all the necessary documents as per the requirement of the international immigration office. If you miss taking any material, or some confusion arises during the verification process, you can be deported.
Every country has a prescribed list of items not allowed within their territories and are considered illegal. They also have specific weight limits for specific things, anything above which will be destroyed or thrown away. To ensure you don’t mess up during the immigration check at the destination airport, be very careful while packing. Try to keep all your electronic items in one place, so that in case any check is done with an X-ray, it is less time consuming and your personal stuff does not get tossed around. Since your hand baggage has many strict restrictions, it is advisable to do a thorough check at home before leaving for the airport.
Reach departure airport well in time as advised by the airline authorities. Some airports are very strict with the gate closing time, therefore reaching the departure gate after all the formalities will create less panic. You should be clear with your airport code. In cities having more than one airport, you may sometimes get confused and reach the wrong one and therefore, may miss your flight. Nowadays all terminals are equipped with the best in class lounge, medical facilities, eating areas and baby care facilities. With the minimal charges, you can avail these services.
Being cooperative with the airline staff and co-passengers can make your travel much more pleasurable.