Travelling in the holiday season might be quite a reluctance for many people due to its unnecessary nuisances. But fear not, these five following tips will help you maintain a good spirit for the trip during the high season.
Even if you love to hit the road, travelling in holiday season always comes with troubles that can affect your mood throughout the trip: unexpected flight delay, long waiting time in connecting flight, crowded hotels and airplanes, unpleasant companions, and other small things that we cannot predict. But don’t let those things upset you because there are still ways to lessen these nuisances to the least. Here, find our 5 festive travel tips to get a headache-free trip.
BOOK THE EARLY MORNING FLIGHTS
Getting the first flight of the day means that you have to say goodbye to your comfortable bed very early to get to the airport on time. Yet it earns you a better chance of getting to your destination on time. Statistics show that the possibility of delay or cancellation for early morning flights of is much lower. Meanwhile, the latter half of the day often have more late flights, which even affects the remaining ones. This lateness gets worse in the holiday season. Airports are often overloaded, and delays or cancellations occur much more frequently than usual. Better yet, early flights are also less occupied and will experience less air turbulence. To put it simply , getting up early and getting on the road earlier will save you many woes.
GO TO THE AIRPORT BEFORE 2-3 HOURS IS NEVER TOO EARLY
All too often, “go to the airport before 2-3 hours” is the advice we have all heard of. That is no myth, as early arrival at the airport will save you from unnecessary troubles. You will not have to rush to the check-in counter and wait in line for the check-in turn. And even if you encounter unexpected situations like changing flight hours, changing boarding gates or worst, you unfortunately forget things at home, there is still plenty of time to handle. Notably, during the festival season, not only is the airport very crowded, but also the traffic to the airport is exceedingly heavy. So, why don’t you get to the airport earlier, and savor a glass of wine, exercise or get a massage instead?
CHOOSE YOUR SEAT EARLY
Most airlines allow you to choose seats right after booking. So if you want to sit near a window or the aisle, or even if you’re in the same group and want your group to sit near each other, take the initiative to do it. Instead of waiting for the flight date and not sure if your desired seat is empty, go to the company’s website and choose a seat in advance to make sure you get the most comfortable seat during your forthcoming trip.
BE CAREFUL WITH GIFTS & SOUVENIRS
Gifts are almost an indispensable part of travel. However, whether they are gifts for friends and relatives at home or those you receive during the journey, you should pay attention to whether they are available in customs checking. If you receive liquid gifts such as perfumes or lotions, remember to store them in checked baggage as liquid that is often limited carry-on luggage.
In addition, if you travel abroad, you should also find out beforehand that the rules for things that are allowed to carry to that country because each country will have a different baggage rule. For wrapped gifts, the advice for you is to remove the outer covering because the security personnel may need to open them for inspection. When packing your luggage, you should have a final check to avoid leaving your favorite gifts.
KEEP YOUR SPIRITS UP
The purpose of a holiday trip is mostly relaxation and leisure time, so don’t let negative factors affect your trip. Although it is difficult to avoid the small nuisances while traveling during the festive season, but always remember that the purpose of this trip is fun. The holiday travel season is expected to be hectic, but with a little careful planning, the above tips can help you navigate and save time.
P/S: One of the tips to help you keep the spirit in every trip is to spread the good work! While it may sound cliché, it actually brings joy to others, and you will also bring joy to yourself. Try to help someone put their luggage in the cabin, yield to other passengers when queuing up, thank the airport staff for supporting you instead of staying with the festive family. Perhaps nice gestures and positive energy would bring us much more joy and add more meaning to our holidays!!