Travel is something that many of us love to do, but it’s not always without its stresses. Getting from A to B isn’t always a smooth journey, and there are a whole host of issues that can inevitably crop up on your way to your destination. Of course, there are plenty of us who love the process of traveling too, and everything that comes with it. But for the vast majority of us, airports, planes, and check-ins are nothing but pain and considered a means to an end. This is only made worse if you have a genuine fear of air travel, as then, the whole situation can end up being quite distressing. However, there are thankfully certain things you can do to make your airport and pre-holiday experience a little less crazy.
Book accommodation close to the airport
No matter what time of day you travel at, you can pretty much guarantee that driving into the airport itself is going to take a while. This is especially true if you are flying from a major international one, where the car parks could be a long way away from the airport itself. If you’re not a driver, you will be relying on public transport to get you in on time, which can be pretty stressful if you end up experiencing any delays. Consider, for those reasons, booking a bed and breakfast somewhere close to the place you are flying from. It means you won’t need to get up at some ungodly hour before your flight, and you can also save on extortionate airport breakfast fees too! Then, you can make your way leisurely to the airport to catch your flight – something you may find a bit of a luxury if you’re normally rushing to make it there in time.
Check in online
The vast majority of airlines these days offer a ‘check in online’ option to customers when they book their tickets. Usually, this doesn’t incur any additional cost, but a lot of people are still wary of doing it – simply because it is a relatively new feature. However, it can 100% be worth doing, as not only is it very reliable, but it also means that you can turn up to the airport a little later, rather than the usual three or so hours before your flight.
Make use of the airport facilities
Most airports are aware of how stressful flying can be for a lot of people. Therefore, they have added some facilities designed to keep even the most nervous flier calm before their flight. If you know you will be uneasy before you travel, why not check yourself into the executive lounge, where the atmosphere is typically much more relaxed, and you can indulge in some good food and drink? Or, some airports even have spas inside them – and what better way to relax than treating yourself to a massage or a facial pre-flight? The journey doesn’t have to be the sacrifice you make to travel – it could also be a positive part of the whole experience. #Ad