Airplane/Airport Survival Guide

5 Must Haves When Traveling

Now if you’re traveling First class or Business class, you can stop reading. But if you’re a regular person like me and you travel Coach (Economy class) then reading on my friend. Throughout my travels things have not always gone smoothly and that is why I wanted to share these tips with you. I’m hoping that you can learn from my misfortunes.

From time to time, your travel experience goes perfect and you have no hiccups. But for those of us who are human, we know that things don’t always go as planed. I was flight from Montreal, Quebec to Winnipeg, Manitoba for the weekend and my flight was delayed by a day. I lost a day out of my trip and spent 8 hours in the airport and even boarded the plane and got off. Things happen, so expect the unexpected. These tips our vital in surviving airports and Airplanes.

  1. Bring snacks from home

You can bring snacks from home on the airplane if it’s not liquid; so why spend unnecessary funds on airport food if you’re on a short flight. I’ve been on flights where they ran out of food or they didn’t have time to serve everyone before landing. And I was hungry not peckish; hungry!  And by the time I made it to my hotel, I was famished and very “hangry”. So, bring snacks even if you don’t eat them, at lease you’ll have options. Don’t forget to declare your snacks, if you didn’t eat them.

* Gum helps your ears pop. Also, a water bottle with the filter included is great to fill up after TSA.

bring snacks

  1. Bring comfortable headphones

I know that the airline provides you with head phones, but sometimes they don’t work or they are uncomfortable. And occasionally a baby is crying or the people next to you are loud talkers and you just want to tune everyone out. Proper headphones are a must have.

Headphones

  1. Wear comfortable clothing

I love seeing those people who put on their 5-inch heels, hair done and makeup beat to the gods. Then they get uncomfortable because they can’t take their shoes off or rest their head on their arm, since they don’t want to mess up their due or makeup. Silly Rabbits… I’m not saying don’t look good, just be comfortable. Wear shoes that are easy to remove since feet do swell at high altitudes. Do your makeup before you land and put your hair up in loose bun. Leave all that “dress up” for your vacation.

Comfortable

  1. Have entertainment options

In your carry on bag (personal item bag) pack your tablet, cell phone, book, deck of cards, magazines, iPod…etc. You never know when your flight will be delayed, when your plane seat screen doesn’t work or they might be playing a terrible movie. I know that some airlines will rent tablets; but why not bring your own loaded it up with movies and games that you like? Give yourself choices especially on those longer flights.

*Don’t forget your rechargeable battery pack, your charging cable and cube. (most airport as plugs)

things

  1. Scarf/Blanket

 If you’re someone like me who gets cold easily, a scarf/blanket is for you. I bought a very large scarf and it became my life saver. It’s a blanket, a pillow, scarf, a shawl…etc. Anything you want it to be. I bought the one I have at Walmart for $5 and it was the best $5 I’ve ever spent. The things you buy don’t have to be the most expensive items, if they do the job.

* Don’t forget your Chapstick since the air is dry in the plane and Kleenex. A neck pillow is never a bad idea as long as it’s not the dollar store one.

girl in scarf

Finally, now you have all the little must haves to survive you plane trip. Have a wonderful vacation and if you’d like you can send me some pictures of you trips and I will post them on my website or social media. Enjoy you travels and I hope these tips helps. Come back next week for more.

*Don’t forget to bring a pen!

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