Tips for First Time Flyers

Are you about to take your first airline flight? This can be exciting and anxious at the same time. If you’re flying with an experienced traveler, take comfort in their calm and reassurance that it can be more exciting than anxious. If you’re flying solo, take these recommendations from the travel experts to ensure your trip goes off without a hitch. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and consider booking your flight with Emirates airlines if they travel to the destination of your choice.

Reconfirm your flight times, flight numbers and destination listed on your printed ticket or electronic ticket. You’ll quall a lot of anxiety by allowing yourself plenty of time to reach the airport of the day of travel. Complete all of your packing and last minute arrangements the day prior to your scheduled flight. Check the online mapping website to learn the easier route to the airport and long term parking if you’ll be driving yourself.

When packing, follow the airlines instructions for items that must be checked with your luggage and items that are permissible to bring on board. Most toiletries will need to be in 3 ounce sizes and placed in a gallon zip lock bag in your carry-on luggage. Wear loose fitting clothing and shoes to make the process of security screening easier and the flight more comfortable. Be sure to bring your government issued ID card as well as your airline ticket and boarding pass to the airport with you.
Flight attendants encourage drinking lots of water to avoid dehydration during the flight. Remember that alcohol can contribute to dehydration. It won’t serve to calm you nerves. Bring your ereader or books to enjoy during the flight. Crossword puzzles and Sudoku are also great ways to pass the time. If you’re on a longer flight where movies are available, bring your own set of earbuds to avoid the expense of renting them. To avoid jet lag, try to sleep as much as possible on the flight.

All it takes is one flight to squash your flight anxiety. You’ll surprise yourself at how easy it truly is once you experience it. Best of luck to you!