Thank you so much to the SimpleStepsForLivingLife.com’s guest contributor today – the 10+ year veteran flight attendant SkyPixie. She is definitely overqualified for this Marvelous Tips Monday: Tips for Traveling by Plane. Here’s more information about SkyPixie: SkyPixie is a retired flight attendant who still loves to travel. She is an avid reader and has traveled all over the world – literally! She lives in a small town but loves the lure of the big city.
Tips for Traveling by Plane
Here is a helpful hint of tips for traveling by plane. When packing your luggage be sure to stuff your shoes with the socks you would be wearing. It is a space saver. Roll small items such as undies, t-shirts and swimsuits. If you can get everything you need into a carry-on no need to check a bag. It is also a cost saver because of the checked bag charges. (Just remember the liquid sizes when going thru security. 3oz or less and must fit into a pint size ziplock only one bag per passanger for carry-ons)
Be sure to wear layers when traveling on the plane. This is one of the great tips for traveling by plane! You never know if it is going to be cold or hot on the plane. You can figure it will be cold because the flight attendants are working and don’t want to sweat in your drinks… Some airlines are now charging for a pillow and blanket so if you layer no need to purchase a blanket that probably hasn’t been washed anyway.
I find that one should put any liquids that are being checked into a ziplock. I use two, one inside the other and both zipped. So if any liquid leaks it only goes into the ziplock. I can’t tell you how many times this trick has saved me the time and effort of cleaning up a leaking shampoo, conditioner and lotion.
Pack a Snack
Another good thing to do is pack a light snack in your carry-on. I choose peanut butter sandwhiches. It doesn’t need to be refrigerated and so it keeps for several hours. Many a trip, I have had others ask if they could buy it from me when stuck on a plane.(or not enough time to purchase something on a layover due to a late arrival)
Of all the tips for traveling by plane, this might be the most important. You never know if flights are delayed and a long layover can get monotonous. If you have kids be sure to pack something to keep them occupied. Airlines don’t even have cards to give out anymore. Make sure all electronics are charged 100% and games are already downloaded. That goes for kids and adults! Other things you could bring to keep you busy include a book, magazine, puzzle book, small drawing pad, or journal.
I will say that flying is still the best mode of transportation but it sure has changed over the years. Hope this helps and happy traveling!!