Let’s be honest; travel is stressful. And there are some things that can make it even more stressful to the point that you end up all worked up and anxious before you even get to your travel destination. To avoid that unpleasant experience, here are some tips for reducing travel stress.
Probably the most stressful part of flying is running late, which is why we highly recommend following these few tips that should save you time before your flight:
- Check in and get your boarding pass as early as you can, usually 24 hours before your flight
- Pack everything in your carry-on to skip the checked luggage line
- Don’t wear belts or chunky jewelry that you’ll have to remove for security
- Wear jackets and shoes that you can easily slip on and off
Find Room for Your Bag
If your flight is full, it can be very stressful to find room in the overhead bins to stow your carry-on bag, especially if you’re boarding late. If that’s the case, go ahead and store your bag in the first available bin you pass instead of waiting to try to find a spot near your seat.
Don’t Miss Your Connection
If you have a tight connection, look up your landing gate and connection gate before you land on your airline’s application. Also, be sure to inform a flight attendant that you have a tight connection so they may allow you to deboard first.