Traveling can quickly become stressful, and the fact that many of us haven’t boarded a plane in a long time isn’t making anything easier at all. That’s why you should always have a checklist for things you should do before getting on the plane so that you know that you are all set and ready to go.
Download Your Airline’s App
If you’re not checking a bag, there’s really no reason to wait in the long line at the check-in desk. You can download the airline’s app ahead of time, enter your reservation information, and then use that in order to check in. This way you can walk right up to the security area.
Check Real Time Reports
Even though airline apps are fantastic, the one thing is that sometimes they are not fully up to date with flight statuses, weather conditions, and gate numbers. Make sure that you check the real time status of all your flight details so that you have the most up to date information.
Don’t Forget The Liquids
Having liquids that exceed the size limit in your carry on bag can seriously impede your travel and slow you down. Any liquids you want to take through TSA checkpoints have to be 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less and be put in a see through bag that is no bigger than a quart size.
Grab & Go
We totally understand if you hate airplane food. The other option is getting food at the airport, which can take a lot of time and cause some anxiety about missing boarding times. You can download the Grab app, which works with participating restaurants and vendors at over 30 airports in the United States and the United Kingdom. Just place your order on the app and pick it up when you’re on your way to your gate.
Careful With The Wifi
While accessing the free Wifi at the airport is great and useful, you should be wary of hackers that try to access innocent people’s credentials. You can avoid this trouble by using a VPN while connected to the free Wifi at the airport.