8 tips for smooth traveling on planes and airports! (and some extra tricks)
For holidays, one of the main parts is the transfer, especially if you are traveling by plane. But many times going through airports can be a heavy task. That’s why we give you some tips and ideas so that when you come to Cabo you have a pleasant experience during your visit to the airport and your flight.
1 Stay hydrated
Bring an empty water bottle (so they can get through the gates with no problems) in your purse or carry-on luggage. Most airports have water fountains or you can ask for water on the plane. Dehydration is one of the reasons people feel terrible during and after long haul flights. When you’re flying, the humidity is just 10 to 20% inside the plane.
2 Bring plenty of snacks
Food and snacks at airports and on planes are really overpriced, so bring your own and enjoy them during your travel. But airports and airplanes are full of germs, so pack a travel-sized hand sanitizer wherever you go.
3 Dress appropriately
Choose a comfortable outfit and dress in layers to stay comfortable while at the airport and on your flight. Airports and airplanes can either be extremely cold or extremely hot and usually, there’s no happy in-between so wearing layers will help. And always wear socks! Remember that some airports make you take your shoes off when going through security, and these will help for keeping your feet warm on your flight. If you wear glasses, don’t use contacts: flying makes your skin and eyes extremely dry, so wearing contacts may be uncomfortable.
4 Be prepared to be quick
Pack your passport and boarding pass in the same place where you can take them out easily. Going through security and passport control requires us to constantly take out our passport and boarding pass, showing it to the airport staff, then repacking it into our bags. Also, you will have to take your laptop or any other large electronics out of your bag when going through security. To avoid having to dig through your bag while waiting in line, make sure to pack your laptop or any other electronics in a side pocket of your luggage with easy access.
5 Be sure that you will enjoy the flight
Bring a travel pillow and earplugs, so you can be comfortable at all times on the plane and airport. Earplugs will let you sleep through anything like cabin announcements, noisy passengers, crying babies, etc. They’re also much more comfortable than trying to sleep with earbuds or headphones on. Having a great travel pillow can help you be more comfortable and get some rest.
6 Keep an eye on your luggage
A very useful tip is to put a colorful ribbon on your luggage or something that can make it different from others, so you can find it in the sea of similar luggage on the conveyor belt. Also, take a photo of your bags before the flight. On the off chance that your checked luggage gets lost, having a photo of it in addition to your luggage receipt can make it much easier to locate.
7 Stay connected
Bring a portable charger for your electronic devices, not all airports have convenient outlets or charging stations while you’re waiting at the gate. Don’t forget to pack all your wires.
8 Don’t make lines
Check-in for your flight in advance. Be sure to check-in for your flight online 24 hours in advance so you don’t have to wait in line once you get to the airport. This can also be a great way to grab a good seat assignment if you weren’t able to select your seat when you booked your ticket.
Research for hotels or sleep spots in case your flight is delayed or wheater conditions makes you stay longer than planned. Also, always ask for an upgrade, the worst thing that can happen is that the airline staff simply say “no”. You never know, you might just get lucky and be sitting business class!
But the most important thing, so you can really enjoy your trip, is to plan ahead your transportation for when you land. Don’t get into any complications and let us make your trip an Easy Trip!