How to Make Your First Flying Experience Amazing

Getting on a plane for the first time can be scary, even if you don’t have a phobia. Namely, there are so many things to remember. And making a mistake can delay your schedule and cause you to miss your flight.

So, today, we’re going to share with you the top 5 travel tips for first-time flyers. Following these guidelines should ensure that you don’t forget a thing. This guide can also save you money and help you get to your flight on time.

In short, you need these essential tips. Read the entire list carefully and keep these points in mind when you plan your trip.

1. Put Your Toothbrush in Your Carry-on

We’ve all heard stories about luggage being delayed. Yet, somehow, most novice air travelers don’t do anything to prepare for this.

Now, the chances are good that your lost luggage will eventually be found and returned to you. But this might take a day or longer. Alternatively, it might never be found and you’ll have to get compensated for it.

Either way, you should always pack your bathroom necessities (toothbrush, medication) in your carry-on bag, just in case.

2. Research the Luggage/Carry-on Guidelines

Be careful with that last point, though, especially with metal bathroom objects and liquids. These carry-on items tend to be limited or prohibited for safety reasons. So, research all the carry-on guidelines before you get to the airport.

The guidelines for checked luggage are far less strict. Still, find out exactly what these guidelines are, primarily those concerned with luggage weight and dimensions.

These are different for each airline and they determine how much it costs to check your luggage. You can easily save $100 by researching this ahead of time and packing accordingly.

3. Research Covid Restrictions

The airline, airport, destination city, and airport transportation service each have their own covid prevention guidelines. Always find out what these restrictions are before you travel.

If you travel a lot, consider getting the covid vaccine to make things easier. And always pack a mask in your carry-on.

4. Get to the Airport Early

How long does it take to get from the airport entrance to your flight? Well, you could be delayed by long, slow lines at the security checkpoints and luggage check-in counter. There are plenty of other random events that cause unpredictable delays as well.

Besides, airport procedures for first-time flyers are a learning experience. Getting through the airport takes longer when you’re still familiarizing yourself with the process.

All-in-all, it could take anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours. Just to be safe, get inside the airport 2 hours early.

5. Arrange Airport Transportation

Lastly, don’t wait until your flight lands to search up “airport transportation near me.” Plan this out ahead of time to ensure the most affordable, and sanitary, airport transportation arrangements.

Keep This First-Time Flyers Guide

Remember: these tips are not optional. Print or bookmark this first-time flyers guide and follow these tips for safe, happy, affordable air travel.

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