While hopping on a plane might help you to satisfy your innate sense of wanderlust, the truth is that it can be something of a hassle as well. Weve all buckled under the immense strain travelling can take on us in the past! If you want to make your journey as hassle-free as possible, here are a few top tips that you may want to try. 1. Make sure that you have the essentials Before you even dream of leaving the house, you need to do this. There are certain things, such as your passport and tickets that you simply cant travel without. If youre heading to a country in which you will need a visa, you need to make sure that you have a hard copy of this as well. (Often enough a notification is attached to your passport stating that you have a visa, but its still worth taking a copy of your own.) 2. Avoid weighing yourself down When it comes to travelling you may not realise the impact your suitcase has on your journey. Jetting off on holiday is so much easier if you are a minimalist packer or opt for a super lightweight case. If you’re packing 30 kilos and don’t have the biceps of The Rock, travelling through the airport will be an effort. Choose a lightweight case with 8 wheel 360 degree technology and the stressful days of lugging your bags through the airport to the gate will be over. Going lightweight means you can also benefit from more weight allowance, perfect for packing those holiday essentials and the less likely you are to be charged excess baggage. Or travel light with just a cabin size case and you’ll be able to get about so much more easily and won’t have to wait at the luggage carousel on arrival, giving you that little bit of extra time to enjoy your holiday. 3. Check in online when possible Most airlines will allow you to check-in online before youve even reached the airport. In many cases, you have a 48 or 24 hour window before your flight in which you can check-in with utter ease online. 4. Download the airline app Nowadays, many of the worlds major airlines have apps that their passengers can download. Its worth simply checking the app store to see if your particular airline has one just for you. The apps will show you a range of information, including whether there are any flight delays or cancellations. 5. Leave yourself (more than) enough time Remember, catching a flight can be stressful enough as it is without having to deal with an impending time constraint. Of course, you should check online to see how early you have to arrive for your flight. Once you know that, wed suggest leaving just a little earlier than you think you need to. You must leave room for human error! Images: Shutterstock Emma Greenhalgh is Buying Director at ZFrame. If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.
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