7 Life-Hacks To Make Air Travel Easier

As anyone that has flown abroad for their vacation will know, air travel is a great way to go. Quick, efficient, and in if done well, relaxing, it is a good way to get from A to B. But as that last sentence says, only if done well. When air travel isn’t done well, it can mean delays, annoying people, high prices, and bad seats. As someone that flies regularly, I know that it doesn’t have to be like this; it can much done well, making the whole thing simpler and easier. So here are some life hacks that will make air travel easier. Are there any extras that you would add?

  • If you’re not a fan of turbulence, then look for flights that leave in the morning. As a rule, the ground heats up throughout the day. Meaning that there is likely to be more turbulence, as well as an increased likelihood of thunderstorms. So if you’re looking for a smooth flight or you get sick easily, then book flights in the morning where you can.
  • The same thing goes for sitting by the wings. If you can choose your seats, you’re less likely to feel the turbulence or get motion sickness if you’re sat by the wings. Just basic physics really.
  • If you want to get good prices, then sign up to various flight websites to get email alerts when certain routes are reduced, for example. A site like Kayak is a pretty good example, so could be worth a try.
  • If you find standing in lines for a long time hard or don’t like to hire a car when you’re away, then looking at mobility hire could be an option for you. It could also help if you have someone elderly in your party but you don’t want to pay extra to take their scooter or wheelchair on the plane with you; just hire at your destination.
  • If you find the price of flights quite steep, then look for a credit card that gives you air miles when you spend. It means that you will get air miles when you spend money on the things that you would normally spend on, like your groceries or fuel for your car. Then you can easily make your flights a reduced price or even cover the cost of the flights for you.
  • Having to deal with the stress of lost luggage can make air travel a problem. So if you can, try to only use hand luggage rather than checking any bags into the hold. Of course, this isn’t going to always be possible. But when you can, it can be much less hassle and save you time at the airport too.
  • One of the last things on your mind might be what you wear on the flights. But comfort, of course, is going to be key. The next thing that you’ll want to think about is your footwear. If you have to take your shoes off at security, do you really want to have to undo and then re-lace your ankle boots? Think about slip on footwear, as well as things like sandals in summer.

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