travel tips flying like a pro

Arriving late at the airport, running like crazy, and almost missing the flight seems fun and thrilling only in the movies. We hear of so many travelers who make it to the airport at the last moment. Trust me; it is not a pleasant experience. Rather than arriving late and stress yourself out, better spare yourself the hassle and arrive early. What’s better than sitting back, sipping your coffee, and waiting for your flight?

It will be very beneficial for you, especially if you have a long layover. This website will show you all the necessary information about the airport you’re in. Including places where you can sleep, where to eat and even useful tips like where to charge your phone, find a plug, etc.

If you think about the time when you did not get a window seat, or you ended up sitting with a screaming baby, was the worst flight experience you ever had, then think again! I still remember my worst flying experience when I was flying from Bulgaria to Moscow I couldn’t sleep the whole time and that’s very rare for me. Thank God it was only a 3-hour flight.That was the moment I decided I had to compile a list of travel tips for flying like a pro, so that  from that day forward I’m fully prepared when I get on the plane. I made sure that keeping your earplugs before flying would make the top of the list. Since then flying and getting on the airplane became one of my favorite parts of the journey.

If you are planning a business trip or you are traveling for the first time, you have to check these airline travel tips before boarding on the plane.

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TRAVEL TIPS FOR FLYING:

If you are sick of long-haul flights being miserable and boring, you do not have to worry anymore. I have compiled ten travel tips and tricks for flying that will make your travel experience, one to remember. It took me a lot of trips to finally learn how to turn my air travel into an amazing experience.
Let’s get started!

1. Bring Your Sleeping Kit

You do not want to land at your destination, sleep-deprived, and with an exhausted face. How many times did you have a tiring flight, and all you could dream of was a bed and a comforter? A simple airplane travel tip is to pack a sleeping kit along, before flying. But what does a sleeping kit include?

  • Neck pillow: To ensure a comfortable sleep.
  • Eye mask: To block any light and ensure you sleep tight.
  • Earplugs or noise-canceling headphones: To cancel out any surrounding noise.

These items are small and easy to carry. Your earplugs might come in handy if you end up sitting next to a snoring person or a crying baby. Why compromise your comfort when you are paying for it?

2. Arrive Early and Relax

Arriving late at the airport, running like crazy, and almost missing the flight seems fun and thrilling only in the movies. We hear of so many travelers who make it to the airport at the last moment. Trust me; it is not a pleasant experience. Rather than arriving late and stress yourself out, better spare yourself the hassle and arrive early. What’s better than sitting back, sipping your coffee, and waiting for your flight?

Bonus Tip: Use “Sleeping in Airports” website

It will be very beneficial for you, especially if you have a long layover. This website will show you all the necessary information about the airport you’re in. Including places where you can sleep, where to eat and even useful tips like where to charge your phone, find a plug, etc.

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3. Pack Less – Pack Wise

Try traveling with just hand-luggage to spare yourself the inconvenience. Do you really need five pairs of heels, an electric kettle, and your whole wardrobe? No! Always try to pack less, and you’ll have more money to save (who likes to be charged extra for their luggage).

Traveling with only a carry on truly makes a huge difference. Packing less and wise does not just make you travel quicker, but also makes it easy for you to carry it around. You also won’t have to worry if your bag is not going to be lost.

Another benefit to traveling with only a carry-on is if your flight gets cancelled. People who get on the next flight first are always the ones without luggage. Also, it will give you a sense of ease, when you know that all of your valuable things are with you.

Trouble deciding what to pack in your carry on? I got you! Click the link and make a list of things you should pack in your carry on.

4. Mark your bag

If you still choose to travel with a suitcase, don’t forget to mark it. Put some stickers on it or tie a colorful ribbon to the handle. That way you can quickly identify which one is yours when the plane lands and it’s easily describable it, if it gets lost.

5. Check-in Online and Save time

I learned that the hard way, and now I always check-in online. This saves you a lot of time and energy. I can still remember the pain of standing in line for hours to check-in at the teller. This not only exhausts you but also consumes a ton of your time.
Most airlines even have an app where you can do it fast and easy and they have a separate drop off section for luggage for those who have already checked in online. So, if you are already running late for some reason, make sure to check-in online. You will thank me later!

Bonus Tip: Make your boarding pass your phone screen image

I screenshot my boarding pass and set it as a lock screen on my phone. That way it’s easily accessible whenever I need it in the airport.
I do the same thing with a chart of local currencies, check what I mean and more travel tips here.

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6. Choose your seat

This hack will work only if there are two of you traveling together. When choosing your seats online, pick one aisle and one window seat on the same row. There is a high chance that the middle seat between you will be left unbooked. That way you will have the whole row to yourselves.

Of course, it works only if the airplane is not fully booked. However, even if it is, you can always ask the person sitting in the middle to swap with one of you.

Bonus Tip: Use websites such as SeatGuru or SeatMaestro.

They will show you the map of all the seats on your flight. That way if the seat choice matters to you, you will be able to choose the one that suits you best.

Bonus Tip:

If you are unhappy with your seat and want to change it, expertflyer.com will send you a notification when somebody changes theirs so you can swap yours on time.

7. Pack Healthy Snacks

Are you one of those people who love snacking? Welcome to the club! If you are relying on airport food for your upcoming air trip, you better not! The airport food is unhealthy and overpriced, and you do not want to spend an entire fortune on it (Okay, I exaggerated it a bit, but you got the point, right?). One of my pro airplane travel tips is to pack some healthy snacks. You can carry Nuts, Protein bars, Almonds, and Fruit slices to fuel your energy levels. No liquids!

Bonus Tip:

Chew gum or try to swallow something during takeoff and landing to avoid the uncomfortable feeling in your ears.

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8. Bring a Collapsible Water Bottle

This may sound irrelevant and unnecessary, but this is one of the essential air travel tips. If you want to enjoy your flight, it’s important to stay hydrated. You might know that you cannot take water bottles through security, but in fact it just has to be empty.  It’s that easy!

9. Dress Comfortable and in Layers

While on a plane, the temperature is always unpredictable. It can go from sizzling hot to ice cold within no time. Dress up for any possibility. I would recommend you dress in layers. Start with a tank top and layer it with a cool hoodie. Do not forget to carry an extra pair of socks, in case the flight gets super cold.

10. Don’t wear accessories

Try to wear only essential items when you’re in the airport. Not wearing jewelry, belt or a hat will make the process of going through the security line much more quick and easy.

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In the Airplane

11. Disinfect and Stay Safe

In recent times of a global pandemic, you must take disinfecting wipes with you. Airports are the hub of germs because millions of people around the world pass through them and touch every bit of it. Make sure to disinfect your hands and the seat you are going to sit in.
Wipe the armrests, window shield and especially your food tray. Also, don’t forget to bring your hand sanitizer.

12. Secure Your Valuables:

During a long-haul flight, make sure your valuables are safe. There may be a person waiting for you to doze off so that he can make a move on your luggage. Consider carrying a money belt under your clothes to keep your valuable items like cash, your passport, and credit cards. You do not want to spoil your trip, do you?

Bonus Tip: Charge your electronics and bring a book

Even though we live in a tech-friendly world, there are still some airports where it’s hard to find a plug, so just be prepared and fully charged. Also, don’t forget to bring something to read with you. Reading a good book is a great way to spend your time productively at the airport or during your flight.

Leave a comment down below what is your best way of staying fit while traveling!

Thank you so much for reading this blog post and don’t forget to contact me through email, Instagram or Facebook, where I share even more travel tips. We can stay connected and get to know each other better.

Can’t wait to hear from you! Happy travels!

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