As if flying wasn’t already tiresome, we always tend to pack one thing or the other. Spend too much time on security or can’t find the passport or ID. To avoid all that hassle, take a look at 10 things to do before your next flight.
#1. Seize up the toiletries
Don’t forget the essentials on every flight. Just some toothpaste, mouthwash, facial wipes and toothbrush can save the day when you are high up in the air and your sin feels pressured.
#2. Carry an empty water bottle
Airport security doesn’t allow you to carry liquids inside but that doesn’t mean you have to miss being hydrated. Carry and empty refillable water bottle inside and fill it at a water fountain. Easy way to stay hydrated and stay refreshed.
#3. Dress Well
Choose clothes based on your comfort and destination. Avoid excess jewelry, boots or hats as they may slow you down while passing through security. Also, airplane temperatures can be a bit chilly so carry a light sweater to layer up.
#4. Use the toilet before boarding
This reduces your chances of using the toilet on the flight as the airplane toilet is filled with germs and definitely not the most hygienic of places. Even if you are flushing, use a toilet paper to push it.
#5. Pack snacks
Irrespective of the duration of the flight it is always a good idea to pack plenty of snacks for your flight because hunger pangs come anytime especially when you see your neighbors eating. So pack some snacks such as chocolates, raisins or cookies. Avoid foods that carry a lot of smell as it may disturb your neighbors.
#6. Score a prime seat
Not all of us want to pay that extra for for a premium economy seat and standing in a line for that seat is just too much. But there are websites and apps that can help you in getting that seat but telling you ahead of time when that seat is available. Sites such as ExpertFlyer can alert you whenever the seat of your choice is available.
#7. Know your way around
Airport terminals can be rather confusing and finding a good restaurant afterwards can be even more tedious. Thank god for apps that let you breeze your way through airport terminals and show nearby restaurants. There are plenty of such apps available for Android and iOS.
#8. Contact a kennel/house sitter
If you have pets and are nobody to take care of them when you are gone it’s better you contact a kennel or a house sitter well before time so as to ensure availability. Very often people call at the last moment and such services are full or not available.
#9. Keep your ID/ Passport and Visas Ready
All domestic carriers require you to carry a government based ID card such as Passport or a driver license that hasn’t expired. If you are travelling abroad make sure you submit your visa application early as it takes some time to process the same.
#10. Fill your prescriptions
Getting sick or injured not only ruins your trip but can also inflate your travel bill. Make sure you fill up the prescriptions for some common ailments and don’t forget to take any medication you are on.