Flying can be a stressful experience. In fact, it’s not just flying that causes the stress. It’s everything that leads up to it. From planning where you are going to packing your bags to actually getting to the airport and passing through security, it can all be stressful. But there are things you can do before flying that will make your trip easier. Here are five of them:
Find out what kind of airport you will be flying into. This is especially important if you have multiple options at your disposal. Some airports are easier to navigate than others, and some have better dining and shopping options as well as more entertainment options if you have a long layover. You’ll also want to know what kind of transportation options are available at your destination, especially if you don’t plan on renting a car.
Investigate what kind of security procedures are in place and how early you need to arrive. Even if you get to the airport with plenty of time to spare, you may still find yourself in a long line waiting to go through security, especially if it is a busy time of day or day of year. For example, many airports have instituted rules about removing laptops from bags, which can slow down the process even more. You don’t want this process to take
For many of us, the holiday season means traveling. Whether you’re flying home to see family or taking a vacation to an exotic location, airports can be stressful places. From navigating parking lots to getting through security, airports are full of obstacles and delays.
Here are five things you can do before you fly to help make your trip easier:
1. Know how long it takes to get to the airport
2. Check flight status online
3. Avoid peak travel times
4. Pack smart
5. Register with the TSA
To travel is to live. The more you travel, the better you feel.
I am a frequent flyer. I love to fly and I fly often. Flying is such an amazing way of traveling. You can get anywhere in the world in a day. Fly out at 7 am, arrive at your destination at noon and have lunch on a terrace overlooking the city center. You can do this!
As a frequent flyer, I’ve learned some tricks that make my travels easier and more comfortable. Over the years, I’ve developed a list of five things to do before flying that I want to share with you today. These are:
Double-check your passport
Eat healthy before flying
Bring snacks onboard
With the new year just around the corner, many people will be setting out to explore the world. Time spent traveling can be very rewarding, especially if you know how to make your trip as smooth and enjoyable as possible.
If you are planning on taking a few trips this upcoming year, there are a few things that you can do before flying to ensure that your travels go smoothly and that you enjoy every moment of your trip. Here are five great tips for making the most of your travels in 2016.
1. Make a Checklist
The most important thing to do before any trip is to make yourself a list of all of the little details that need to be arranged before you leave. This should include everything from packing your suitcase to confirming reservations and buying travel insurance. Having a checklist will help you remember important details, resulting in less stress during your trip and more time enjoying your vacation.
2. Pack Smart
Packing smart means planning ahead. You never want to get stuck with extra bags or overweight baggage fees at the airport because you didn’t think about what it was going to cost when it came time to fly home with all of those souvenirs! Whether you decide to ship some items back home or not, it’s always best to pack light and consider how
You’ve found a great fare and booked your ticket. But before you head to the airport, there are a few things you’ll want to do to make sure your flight goes smoothly.
1. Put all the liquids you’re carrying in your checked luggage, or leave them at home. The TSA’s 3-1-1 rule applies only to items carried into the airport, not items put into your checked luggage.
2. Put small electronics like phones and iPods in your carry-on bag. This will make it easy to turn them on if they ask you to prove that they’re actually working during a security check.
3. Get up early. Things are so much easier when you aren’t rushing!
4. Check in online if your airline allows it, and print out your boarding pass ahead of time. You’ll be able to skip at least one trip through the line at the airport this way.
5. Set aside extra time for parking, traffic and security lines at the airport. Remember, once you board the plane there is no more opportunity to grab anything you may have forgotten!
Not too long ago, I was at the Tampa International Airport, in the Transportation Security Administration’s Pre-Check line. The Pre-Check line is ostensibly for people with special security clearance, or those who have earned their status through frequent flier programs.
I’m not special and I don’t fly often enough to be a frequent flier. I was there thanks to a friend of mine who works in the airline industry and was able to give me express security clearance. So every time I go through an airport and can use the Pre-Check line, I do it.
I wouldn’t describe myself as a germaphobe, but when it comes to flying I have my routines: The first thing I do before boarding a plane is wash my hands. This even comes before taking my seat. If there are no bathrooms nearby, I use hand sanitizer. Then, once seated on the plane, I wipe the surface area around my seat with antibacterial wipes—the armrests, the tray table and video screen attached to the back of the seat in front of me (which is usually covered in germs), and any other surfaces that could possibly transmit disease.
When you sit down on an airplane
The Tampa International Airport is the main airport serving Tampa Bay, Florida and its surrounding area. The airport code is TPA and it is located approximately six miles west of Downtown Tampa.
Tampa International Airport is located near the intersection of Interstate 275 and Interstate 4 just east of their interchange with the Lee Roy Selman Expressway (SR 618 Toll). It is also bordered by Hillsbourough Avenue (SR 580) to the north, West Shore Boulevard to the south, and George J. Bean Parkway to the west. The airport serves more than 17 million passengers a year on average and about 50,000 passengers daily during peak season.
The airport has four runways and two terminals that are connected by a pedestrian skybridge which contains moving walkways.