Some months ago, I was on a flight to North Carolina for a week-long vacation. While I may have been worried that the time alone with my husband might stress him out, I worried that my stress level might stress him out.

It’s easy to forget how much stress air travel can cause—the airport, the security checks, finding the terminal, boarding, delays, and the dreaded flight itself. So, why not spend your next vacation on a cruise or at a luxury resort? But before you go, there are a few ways to make sure your next flight is stress-free.

The summer travel season is in full swing, and unfortunately, so are flight delays. Flight delays happen for various reasons, but one of the main reasons is that they’re caused by mechanical problems, bad weather, or air traffic issues. Unfortunately, there’s no guarantee that you won’t get stuck on a long flight, but there are a few things you can do to prepare yourself to prevent a frustrating delay. 

10 Tips Guarantee a Stress-Free Jet Travel

    1. Have an organized packing system. Whether it’s a vacation or business trip, traveling by plane can be a stressful experience. Particularly on international flights, when you find yourself traveling for days at a time. These tips all revolve around packing. Planning ahead par and using a packing system will make your travel experience less stressful.
    2. Carry a fanny pack. Altogether tiring experience. To combat it, before your next trip, pack a fanny pack. Yes, that fanny pack. The fanny pack is a pocket-style accessory worn around the waist. They are convenient to carry with you at all times, and they offer a plethora of uses. Whether you are using them as a wallet, a purse, a hanging bag, or something else, the pocket fanny pack is your go-to travel accessory.
    3. Memorize your passport number. Traveling can be stressful, especially when you have to get through security checkpoints before leaving your home. But there are a few tips you can keep in mind to ensure that your air travel is as stress-free as possible. Memorize your passport number. If you are prone to forgetting numbers, a helpful tip is to memorize your passport number for security instead of keeping it on your wallet or in your wallet. That way, if your information is stolen, passport thieves won’t be able to use it to get anywhere in the world.
    4. Download your preferred music and podcasts in advance. Traveling by plane can be one of the most stressful things you do. But it doesn’t have to be. So, download the music or podcasts that you enjoy, so you can tune in to your favourite show or music when the plane takes off. This will not only distract you but also encourage you to use your free time more effectively.
    5. Avoid the pains and discomfort of a jet lag. Sleep prior to your flight. During night flights, do everything to sleep, wine or medicine included if you must.  
    6. Scheduled at a time. Planning ahead is the key to a stress-free travel. Check the weather forecast of your destination. Know the luggage limit as it will help in packing. Avoid the last-minute rush. Book your flight and cross your fingers.
    7. Pack light. Have you ever packed for a vacation quickly, only to remember later that it ended up weighing you down? Jet lag, delayed flights, or the extra weight of your bags can all cause undue stress. To prevent this from happening, make sure you’re prepared ahead of time. Planning ahead means knowing what to pack and packing light. Pack smart. Pack lightly. And soon, you’ll have a stress-free flight.
    8.  Stay on task. One of the biggest stressors people have with air travel is the fear of missing their flight. It’s stressful because it could be your last flight. It’s really stressful because, if you miss a flight, you miss your next flight, and that trip you were planning? It’s cancelled. Even though most airlines will not let you travel without a ticket, they will let you reserve a spot on a flight with only a small deposit. Some airlines even allow you to book some seats without a deposit, but they often change, so research your options.
    9. Travel light. With the holiday season upon us, it’s time you book your flights and hotel rooms. But this year, instead of stressing out over-packing a suitcase of clothes that fit your airline’s strict baggage allowance, follow these simple tips to travel light without losing your sanity.
    10. Be flexible. If you’re planning a trip and aren’t driven by a need to win a race or say you’ve visited the most exotic locations, you might be thinking about the stress that comes with traveling—the little things that always seem to cause travellers the most grief.

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