Thursday, July 29, 2010

Tips for Air Travel

While travelling by Air you should always remember the following tips"
1. Your Passport and Air Ticket
Take good care of your passport and ticket when you are in abroad countries. Passport is one of the most important document which should be taken good care. See that you dont forget your passport or ticket in hotel, taxi or some other place while checking out.

2. Packing
You should take care while packing film, camera, homeopathic medicines or supplements containing enzymes as they might be spoiled by the X-ray machine, which is used to scan your luggage at the airport. Try to such thing seperate and ask security guys to manually check them. Security guard will show you the right way of getting them checked.

3. Choosing Seat
If you are travelling with your partner in 3 seat by 3 seat  configuration you can choose 2 aisle seats. So you will be able to talk to your partner and enjoy the flight.
If you are travelling in 2 seat by 3 seat by 2 seat, you can choose the 2 aisle seats.
If you are looking for leg room then emergency seats can provide you with ample of leg room.

4. Dressing
You should wear little stylish and little formal type dress. For example you can try Blazer with Blue Jeans. Too formal or business dressing make people think you as arrogant and not tourist. Wear fire retardant clothing, like wool, avoid nylon or synthetic as you can face trouble if you are caught in fire on board.

5. Luggage Weight
Always have a check for the weight of the luggage that is allowed to be carried in a flight. Or you will end up paying charges to airline for the excess luggage. Check with your agent, airline and if possible weigh your luggage at home only so your are sure as to whether your luggage is overweight or not. At home you can easily remove unwanted items if you find your luggage overweight.

6. Shuttle Bus
If you want to save money and time at the airport try to use airport shuttle bus to reach your destination. This will save your time at the airport to find transportation. Check with your travel agent about airport shuttle services You will end up saving lot of your money if you find some cheap or even free service.

7. Contact Lens Wearers
As air cabin pressure is dry, so be sure to clean your contact lenses before you fly to avoid eye irritation. Use some drop recommended by your doctor to keep your eyes mosit during the flight and remember to blink.

8. Shoes or Slippers
If you are travelling on a long flight remove your shoes and put slippers. This will improve circulation in your feet. If you dont have slippers try to wear soft fluffy socks, so you can remove your shoes in flight.

9. Health Care
Make sure you are healthy while flying. try to take some vitamins and supplements for intake. Before travelling have plenty of fruits and vegetables.

10. Smoking
If you are smokers try to bring pack of nicotine patches or nicotine gums to curb cravings when you are travelling internationally. Read safety instructions carefully.

11. Security Pouch
Take your all important documents and valuables in one pouch. This will help you to save time at airport and also safety  of your valuables.

12. Luggage Tags
If you are frequent travellor you should always remove the old luggage tags. Or your luggage will end up in wrong flight and you will keep searching it and complaining to airline.

13. Prevent Boredom
Keep some magazines or books while travelling. This will help you avoid boredom when you are travelling.

14. Sleep on Flight
If you are travelling by overnight flight and if the the flight is not full you can find vacant seat on both side so you can stretch out and have nice sleep. If you are not able to find 3 vacant seats to stretch then also you can have nice sleep if you have neck pillow that goes around your head this will prevent your head from falling over and waking you up.

Hope the above tips help you to plan your air trip or family holiday.
I will keep on updating the Tips. If you have some you can comment here so i can update.

1 comment:

  1. We're constantly buying airplane tickets; we travel on the Concorde.Flights to Harare