Tips for a Stress-Free Flight Experience
If it’s your first time flying or you need some advice about your flight, simply contact me and I’ll help to make your air travel as comfortable and smooth as possible. You can also check out TSA’s website for current travel guidelines. A stress free flight is just an airport away.
TSA Pre-Check – With TSA Pre-Check you will not need to remove your shoes, belts or light jackets. You can also leave your laptop and approved liquids in your carry on as well.
When in doubt, arrive early – The last thing you want is to be running to catch your plane. Based on your airport and flight times, I can help you by making suggestions on necessary airport arrival times. And don’t underestimate the time you’ll need for connecting flights! With many large airports, you’ll need to consider the time it takes to navigate to your gate.
Know the carry-on restrictions – Save time when going through security by keeping in mind these important requirements for carry-ons:
- Ensure all of your liquids or gels are in 3 ounce or smaller containers (more than 3oz permitted in checked baggage).
- Place those containers in a 1 quart-size, clear plastic, zip-top bag.
- Place 1 bag only per traveler in the security bin for screening.
- Also, be sure to check the maximum carry-on luggage sizes–they vary based on the specific airline!
Track your flight – While no one wants to experience cancellations or delays, with weather conditions and unpredictable mechanical issues, it’s always a good idea to stay-up-to-date. Along with airline apps, I can also recommend other apps and alerts to help you stay informed about your flight schedule.
Layers, layers, layers – Since you don’t know how warm or cold it will be on the plane, be sure to wear layers so you can effortlessly adjust to changing temperatures. A scarf can double as a blanket or even a pillow. Also, be sure to wear comfortable shoes that are easy to remove at security.