The Best Tips for Airport Travel
Going to the airport ? wtravl.com gives you the best advice to travel easier and with little hassle.
Airports can be stressful. The Flight itself, but also the hours leading up to it. The night before is rarely calm, sleep is hard… We’re gonna give you the best advice to make those hours easier.
1. Check in your flight in advance
To avoir stress at the airport, just check in for your flight online 24 hours in advance so you don’t have to wait in line once you get to the airport. That way, you can even choose your seat and wont have the stress to know if you will be seating next to your flight partner. Some airlines even charge money now if you dont check in in advance.
2. Food and drinks
Why pay is ridiculous amount of money for food at airports ? Bring your own… fruit leather, energy bars, and trail mix are easily gonna go through custom checks. Water wont, but Pack an empty water bottle.. and then you can refill it for free at the airport, after security. Water fountain or even in the bathroom, there’s water everywhere.
3. Dress for your flight
You can reduce a lot of stress by dressing the right way. First, shoes. sneakers are easier to remove at security checks, dont bring high heels ! And also… socks. When you will be asked to take your shoes off, socks are welcome… And in the plane, they will keep you warm. Coz it can be very cold in there.
The best way to dress in a plane is to dress in layers, and choose comfortable items. Don’t forget, it can be cold, so be sure to take a fleece.
4. Where to charge you smarpthone ?
Most airport now have charging station in the halls. So dont forget your charger in your bag. You will need it at some point. You can also take a portable charger, but it will have to be cleared by security checks.
5. Where did I park ? Just take a photo
Remember that Seinfeld episode where they lost their car in a parking lot ? After a long vacation, you can easily forget your spot. Juste take a photo or a note or your parking spot. It’ll be helpfull 15 or 30 days later…
6. Hand sanitizer
Covid-19 is here to stay, but also a lot of other germs. Take a travel-sized hand sanitizer in your bag. Also take a collection of TSA-approved toiletries to pack.
7. Security checks are faster… left
Wanna go fast at those security checks ? Try the left side if you can. Studies have shown that they are faster.
8. Always put your passport and tickets in the same pocket
The most stressful item to carry on with you is your passport. To not lose it, just put it the same pocket, everytime. It is recommended to carry it on you, and not in a bag. Coz if you lose the bag… You lose the passport. But you can’t lose yourself. Some pants come with zipped pockets, like Dockers pants. Highly recommended for keys and passports.