Whilst some people may be well seasoned travellers most of the population still find the lead up to a vacation and the airport experience a challenge. But fear no more, we are here to give you the best tips in preparation for travelling and to make getting through the airport a less stressful and more enjoyable.
- Pack light
If travelling on a budget, the best way to save money is to carry minimal luggage. Savvy travellers take only cabin luggage with them and it is amazing how much you can fit inside a small case when you pack cleverly.
- Easily identifiable luggage
If you are travelling for a longer vacation or like to take lots of outfit options with you. Then choose as a medium suitcase Lancel as it will be the most versatile for a variety of trips whether its short city break or a summer vacation. Ensure your luggage is brightly coloured so it is easily identifiable on the conveyor belt. If you already have a black suitcase, there is no need to purchase a new one, instead add a colourful ribbon. In case your luggage goes missing, it is always best to attach a tag, preferably with a flap, to protect your personal information.
Choosing the right seat depends on your needs when you fly. There are pros and cons to all positions. The inside seat is usually colder but better for catching the views and some uninterrupted sleep. The front of the plane is best if you want a quick exit when you land at your destination whereas the back is best for good service and access to the toilets. The middles seat is a good position for nervous fliers as it can be more stable and you will feel the bumps less if you encounter turbulence.
- Get to the airport early
Always give yourself plenty of time. You never know what unexpected delays you might encounter at check in, security or passport control. Arriving early means you can check in early giving you a better opportunity to be assigned a good seat.
If you will have a lot of time to spare at the airport do consider reserving access to the airport lounge. It may seem luxurious but it will add to your comfort and enjoyment. Usually, food and drinks are included along with plenty of seating and free Wi-Fi.
- Bring an empty water bottle
Whilst you cannot carry liquids through security you can take an empty water bottle. This will prevent you having to pay the inflated prices in the airport terminal. Instead, simple fill it up at one of the water fountains after security. The bonus is it is more environmentally friendly too.
- Bring a sweater or scarf
As we mentioned earlier, certain seats on the airplane can be cooler than other. Always take a sweater or a scarf with you to use as a pillow or a blanket if needed. Some long-haul flights will provide blankets but not all so its best to be prepared.
- Bring your own food
Again, if you are travelling on a budget and want to avoid the highly priced food and snacks then bring your own snacks. You can also take hot food options with you such as porridge, noodles or soups. Hot water is usually available free of charge at the airport.
- Compression socks
Not the most fun or exciting item but a good one to remember, especially for long haul flight is compression socks to help improve circulation.