There is no denying that it has become more difficult to fly without hassles or problems with airports or airlines. Ending the line at the security check point in some airports is enough to put some passengers in a bad mood. However, despite all the inconveniences that come with flying, it is a necessity. There are many things that can be done to make flying easier and more hassle-free, and all it takes is common sense and planning. Below are the 5 tips for easy air travel
Get to the Airport Early
Arriving early at the airport is a no-brainer, especially when airlines ask passengers to arrive at least two hours before the flight’s departure time. However, there are many people who refuse to heed this request, and arrive at the airport minutes before the flight leaves. If there is a line at the check-in counter or at security, it can create a very stressful situation. Not only can the flight be missed, but a new flight must be booked, and passengers will have to travel stand-by on a subsequent flight without a seat guarantee until the last minute.
Take a Morning Flight.
Flying early does not mean that the 4 am flight should be chosen. However, flights that leave early in the morning are less likely to be late, and less likely to be affected by weather problems across the country and/or other aircraft that may be delayed at other airports. In addition, if the first flight of the day is canceled or delayed for some reason, there will probably be several other flights throughout the day that, if necessary, can be taken instead.
Try Not to Fly During “Rush Hour”
Airports, like highways, have rush hours. Generally, the rush hour is from 8:30 am to 10 am and in the afternoon till 4:30 pm. By 6:30 pm, this is the time when airports are most crowded where people are waiting for flights. Crowds mean longer lines at security checkpoints, more people in restrooms, more people in restaurant lines and more people taking seats in waiting areas. Flying during rush hour of the day can reduce the need to stand in line and sit with the crowd.
Try to Take Non-Stop Flights
Obviously, when a non-stop flight is taken, the risk of delay is less. It takes a lot of time to both take off and land, so it is advisable to avoid doing it twice. There will always be destinations when non-stop flights are not available, but there are many cities where non-stop flights are just as common as stopping. It may also be worth a few extra dollars to book a non-stop flight to avoid unnecessary hassle and the possibility of delays.
Book Connections with Enough Time
If a non-stop flight to the desired destination is not available, be sure to set aside enough time between flights. When airlines book flights, they often require a gap of 30 or 45 minutes between connections. However, this is often not enough time if the original flight is late. To avoid this stress, try to schedule a connecting flight for at least an hour between the arrival time of the first flight and the departure time of the connecting flight.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Air Travel
Q. How do I survive a 15 hour flight?
A – Tips on How to Survive a 15-hour Flight
- Don’t drink Alcohol or Soda, stick to water.
- Wear comfortable clothing.
- Have a flight kit.
- Moisturize your skin every 3 Hours.
- Set your watch to the local time.
- Keep a normal schedule.
- Upgrade your seat.
Q. What is air travel called?
A – Air travel can be broadly classified into two groups; Domestic flights, and international flights. Air travel within a country is called domestic flights. Most countries have domestic airlines to provide this service. Air travel across the borders of countries is called international flights.
Q. Is air travel really the safest?
A – Air travel resulted in 0.07 deaths for every 1 billion miles traveled, compared to 212.57 for motorcycles and 7.28 for cars. We’ll keep making the skies safe and you’ll keep flying!
Q. Is air travel injurious to health?
A – Desynchronosis is often viewed as more of an annoyance than a health hazard. But if the body’s circadian rhythm is repeatedly disrupted—say, by repeated international travel—the effects can be severe. A 2007 study published in The Lancet repeatedly linked jet lag to cognitive decline, mood disorders, and even heart disease.
Q. Why is air travel so expensive?
A – According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the profit of $17.50 is almost double that of other airlines around the world per passenger. Therefore the cost of airfare is usually higher due to accumulation of prices from other factors and not because of profits.
Q. Is an airplane safer than a car?
A – The major risk of a road trip is a fatal car accident. Fortunately, the likelihood of this happening is very small: on a 500-mile road trip, the risk of dying is about 1.2 in 200,000 (0.0006 percent). However, the risk of dying in an airplane crash is very small – it is close to zero.