Ok, so we’re not teaching you to suck eggs here but there are a few key things that you can do that will make getting from A to B a breeze. Follow these few pointers to ensure a stress free journey.. (although we can’t do anything about screaming children on planes, we’re not that good!)
1. A little prep goes a long way – sounds simple we know, but just take a few moments to ensure you have all your important items in your carry-on bag such passport, wallet, phone, tickets, medication etc. That way, when you need them you’ll easily be able to put your hands on them leaving you more time to wander around duty free or at the bar.
2. Keep your eye on the time – it’s easy to get caught up with having a meal at the airport or wandering around doing last minute bits of shopping but make sure you know where you need to be heading to and at what time. Try setting an alert on your phone so you can relax until it’s time to head to the gate.
3. Keep your fluids topped up – although we love a tipple or two, especially when we’re in holiday mode, alcohol can be your nemesis. Swapping the prosecco for water might seem like a boring option but trust us you’ll thank us for it later. Staying hydrated before, during and after a flight will help with jet-lag and keep you feeling fresher on your arrival. Avoid anything caffinated too!
4. Consider your flight times – we not it’s not always possible to get everything you want, but giving some consideration to the times at which you take off and land can help you with jet-lag. If you’re travelling primarily north or south on a long-haul flight with few or no time zone changes it’s recommended that you opt for a day time flight that departs in the morning, that way you’ll arrive in the evening and then be able to get a good night’s rest.