I’m probably very much gonna regret having this fireplace on behind me, but everybody know is that traveling during the holidays is one of the most stressful. And expensive experiences, you can ever put yourself through planes are packed there are a lot of first-time travelers out there.
And then the weather. And yet we still travel during the holidays because well family is important. And summer vacations.
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So here are some tips on how to survive holiday travel go early like really freaking early. I mean why add more stress during your life in this time there will be lines. So three hours minimum check in online.
And pick your seat just do it. And print out your boarding pass. So, you only skip one of the various lines, you will be waiting for CRC will save, you a lot of time.
And also, you can pick a seat in the front of the plane. So if you have a connecting flight, you will be one of the first people off that plane track your flight seriously know where each. And every one of your flights are there are many ways that, you can do this there are airline apps there are Airport apps there are flight tracking apps on these various websites or apps, you can check to see the status of your flight if, it’s been delayed if, it’s been canceled if, it’s been whatever the heck is happening to your flight, you will know plus they usually come with like a contact info, you could find the most up-to-date flight info follow your airlines.
And airports that, you were going through on Twitter yes twitter has become a very good method of communication with airlines or airports if something goes wrong or to get status updates or delay updates anything, you need to know follow them on Twitter really though have phone numbers for everything your hotel your car rental your airline your friends at your destination your activities literally everything that, you are planning to do have some phone numbers because, you never know if you’re gonna have to reschedule rebook or change something in your planned itinerary it is the time of year to spend a lot of money isn’t it well why not spend some more. And opt in for paid lounges if your flight is delayed or if you have a long connection it is really worth looking into paid access during this time of year because airports are crazy busy and. So paid lounge access gives, you free drinks free snacks free Wi-Fi comfy seats your old bathroom magazines.
And best of all it is quiet it is. So so quiet with increased airport. And airline traffic means increased bags that could possibly get lost because there are just a lot more baggage hanging around there’s more people to deal with there’s more flights more of everything.
So if you want to guarantee that your bag will make it to your destination during this crazy busy season opt for carry-on only really heavily consider care not only also if your flight gets rescheduled or needs to be delayed, you have your bag with you. So, you have more freedom to get the better flights or the better connecting flights because all your luggage is with, you they don’t have to transfer any of your luggage which hat is a thing, it’s like a really big deal to like transfer luggage because bags get lost in bag limbo, this is a true thing. I’ve had my baggage lost in bag limbo basically the system can’t release it because yours these baggage is a very complicated system.
So carry-on, but what do we do with all of our gifts then well we ship them because shipping. And mailing is a thing especially larger items it really might be worth it for not only the hassle. And stress, but just the ease of not having to carry it to ship it to your destination bring entertainment just assume that, you are gonna be waiting in line at some point during your journey.
So bring some audio books or real life books or movies on your phone or music on your phone something to keep, you entertained during this time have fully charged electronics. I have spent many a time scouring the airports for the elusive hidden plugs that are usually in nooks. And crannies and, you have to scout them out and, you have to fight people for them, this is not something, you want to do especially during the crazy busy holiday season there is not enough plugs.
And airports let me just tell, you that unless, you have access to a lounge the chance of, you finding a plug during this time is very slim to nil. So have fully charge of electronics. And bring spare USB charging battery packs with, you that are also fully charged.
So, you never have to run out of juice for your entertainment options also noise cancelling headphones oh my god the most amazing thing ever when traveling plan to sleep. So whether that’s on an airplane or unfortunately at an airport have a spare empty pillowcase with, you that, you can like stuff with other clothing to make it like a pillow. And have either a scarf or a big jacket.
And you’re traveling in the winter time that, you can like make a blanket. So, you are comfortable. And warm also.
I masks earplugs yes just don’t sleep through any alarm, it’s because that’s not good plan your connections assuming that you’ve already booked your flight. And hopefully you’ve allotted enough time for your connecting flight sometimes we don’t have as much time during our connections as we would like. So planning a little more ahead is very beneficial like knowing your gate number if you don’t know your gate number that’s the airline attended because a lot of times they get information before, you.
And they know what connecting flights people are on the plane. So if you ask them they might know your gate number beforehand if, it’s not like printed on your boarding ticket also in the back of your seat on airplane there’s usually like a magazine that has the layout of various popular Airport, it’s probably one of them that, you were going to or going through are connecting through take a look at it. And kind of map out where your next gate is or how to get there it can really really help and, you have a tight connection just knowing what turns are where to go eat before, you get on a plane there are a couple of reasons for this one.
So, you don’t have to pay extraordinary airline fees for airline food on the airplane – there’s far more options in the airport for, you to dine on even if you bring it with, you on the plane which. I do many times. And three, you could be sitting on the tarmac for much longer than, you thought either before, you take off or after, you land, this is because planes have certain allotted departure.
And arrival times. And when other planes are delayed. And even if your plan isn’t delayed other planes could be delayed they need try.
And squish. And accommodate them in between all the other flights, it’s a very complicated system. So it might mean that you’re waiting for a little bit longer than, you thought like 30 minutes an hour longer plus also things like the icing or weather can delay flights arriving.
And departing. So make sure, you are fully fed because hangar is nobody’s friend nobody likes to be hungry. And also bring snacks because everybody loves snacks just be careful, but like fruits.
And nuts when you’re crossing international borders plan alternative trips. So if you are unfortunate. And your flight gets delayed or stucked or whatever happens like have a couple alternative routes in mind that, you could possibly take if the absolute worst happens with your flights if your plane gets delayed or anything at all go get it sorted right away get in line when you’re in line then try calling up the airline directly even when you’re in line talk to them to reschedule to tell them what happens sometimes that could be quicker or if your local phone lines are busy try calling the English overseas lines for the airline or Twitter they can also help, you on Twitter sometimes just try all of the options while, you are waiting in line as well as waiting in line because, you never know what’s gonna help, you first.
And then, you get first preference over everybody else. And last keep cool. And keep calm download a meditation app whatever it is that helps, you just being an airport during this time can be a very stressful experience.
So anything, you do like all the tips. I’ve just given, you can help. And reduce that stress.
So that, you can actually maybe possibly even enjoy traveling during the holidays possibly. And there, you go holiday travelers well. I hope, you have enjoyed my tips.
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I’m very toasty very very very chose to, you okay bye. ?
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