Here are 10 flight tips written from an avid traveler (me). I hate informative blog posts that take forever to get to the point, so I’ll jump right in with the juicy info
The easiest way to ruin a long flight is by knowing the whole flight that you paid WAY too much for it! When booking flights, I always start at flights.google.com because google is pulling information from multiple platforms to show you the cheapest deals and the cheapest days to fly.
It’s obvious that a window seat can make a flight so much more enjoyable (some prefer the isle so I’m not sure if this really applies to you – sorry), but what you might not think of is that alternating sides of the plane can make a huge difference in comfort. I would rather lean into the window to my left for 5 hours, switch flights, then lean into the window to my right for 5 hours rather than lean into one side for a total of 10 hours. Make sense? This only works if you’re able to split up your long flight up with two or more different planes.
You can’t bring liquids with you through security at an airport, but you can bring an empty water bottle and fill it up at a water fountain after you go through security. If it’s free it’s for me.
it used to be pretty questionable whether or not you could bring homemade food items on flights, but for the past 3/4 years I’ve been making sandwiches and no ones made me throw one away yet 🙂 I suggest avoiding ham because there are policies about bringing pig across some boarders but any turkey or egg salad sandwich will be okay. Don’t forget other various snacks also.
Not all fights have TV available and even when they do, you never know if there’s something worth watching or not. Download a new show or movie right to your phone to guarantee a little entertainment. Oh, and don’t forget to pack your headphones!
If I’m traveling with a friend or with my SO Uri, I always make sure to have a headphone splitter so that we can watch the same movie at the same time and not have to share headphones.
Since I’m from Florida, It’s easy for me to jump on a plane in my shorts and flip flops, but I have to remember that flights are 90% of the time freezing cold. In my experience, the longer the flight, the colder the plane gets inside. So I always have a packable sized blanket with me or an over-sized sweater. If I happen to be wearing sandals while I’m flying, I always have a pair of socks in my carry-on bag for when the cold kicks in on the flight.
I am NOT comfortable wearing shoes for long periods of time. Therefore, unless I’m short on suitcase room and am forced to wear my hiking boots on the plane, I’m usually wearing my Birkenstocks with socks (yes, I’m that girl). If I wear shoes I KNOW that they’re coming off after takeoff. It’s a lot less awkward to take off slider sandals than to take off sneakers or hiking boots first 15 minutes into a flight 😅 Here are the Birks that I LOVE to pair with socks for my plane rides. and if you’re curious, here are the Birks that I basically live and breath in when I’m not barefoot.
Coloring book, download phone games that work without wifi, bring a book, take drugs so that you sleep the whole time, eat snacks, make a friend by chatting with your neighbor, word search/tic-tac-toe with your travel partner, eat more snacks, write a short story, write a letter to a friend, eat more snacks.
Obviously, you’ve hired Sierra Katrina Photography to join you on your trip and you’re so excited for all of the adventures and epic photos that you’re going to receive! Pass time on your flight by thinking of all the fun you’re going to have or if you’re on your way home reminisce on all of the laughs and memories we created together. Just kidding 🤣 I felt like I couldn’t end this post with only 9 tips.
Thanks for checking out my 10 flight tips from an avid traveler post! Let me know below in the comments if one of these tips are actually good so that I know I’m not just blabbering obvious stuff. Happy travels!
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