Top Travel Tips for the Holiday Season
Tip 1) Travelling families Arrive early for check in, or check in online beforehand to ensure you’re seated together. Also, make the most of priority boarding for families with kids by being ready to go as soon as the boarding gate opens so you’ve got time to settle in with your family for the flight.
It is also important to explain the travel process to your children beforehand so they know what to expect. Let them know what to anticipate about the take-off and landing experience as well, and consider providing them with some gum, a sweet or a bottle of water to help ease ear pressure during this time.
Tip 2) Unaccompanied minors If you’re planning for your child to travel alone; most airlines provides an unaccompanied minor service. Your child will be received at the airport they depart from, taken care of during transit and of course while onboard their flights. Upon arrival at their destination, they will be handed over to the person designated by parents/guardians to receive the child.
Tip 3) Go prepared – pack for the flight Don’t wait until you reach your destination to enjoy yourself – relax on the plane and arrive refreshed. Things that will help you rest, like neck pillows, eye masks, earplugs, and help you freshen up before arrival – like eye-drops and a toothbrush and paste are a good idea. Either plan or pre pack for the trip yourself, or take the hassle out of it and choose an airline that provides the in-flight extras for you.
Tip 4) Food and beverages Eat well on the flight and limit alcohol intake to avoid feeling dehydrated. Drink plenty of water. If you have dietary requirements, notify your carrier at least 24 hours before your flight to avoid disappointment
Tip 5) Plan for time on board, and in transit One of the best ways to enjoy a long-haul flight is to plan your inflight entertainment on-board in advance.
With so many things to think about when setting sail on a holiday, it’s worth spending the time to research what airlines support you in a hassle free journey. At the end of the day, if you choose an airline that thinks about it all, the less elements you have to think of yourself and the sooner you’ll feel like your holiday has started.
This article originally appeared on www.etbtravelnews.global