Last Updated on January 7, 2021
When we think about travel, we basically can’t think of anything bad, except for the air travel process. It is one of the most stressful situations that we have to deal with, even if we are flying first-class.
Regardless of the season, the weather, and the destination, you would still be subject to turbulence, delays, whims of Mother Nature, and other people… It is just not fun!
The thing that makes it a lot more stressful is the fact that we don’t go fully prepared.
We focus on packing and preparing only for the trip, but we forget that the airport and the time we spend on a flight needs to be considered, too. Or, we will end up having a bad time just trying to get to our destination as fast as possible.
We have created a list with the most important things that you need to do before you get on a plane in order to make your flight experience a lot easier and as worry-free as it should be.
Have the right ID
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Obviously, your ID is your passing ticket at the airport to the plane. Without it, you will not be allowed past baggage check without going through a long, complicated procedure to confirm your identity, which will waste a lot of time you may not have.
If you are willing to fly domestic, then your state-issued, valid driver’s license can be enough. If you don’t have it, then you need to check the ID requirements in order to figure out an alternative. In case you are flying outside the country, you will obviously need a passport (or passport card).
You need to take photocopies of your passport and carry them in different bags to avoid any issue. That stressful situation can lead you to lose it or lose anything that’s important. Make sure to leave one of the photocopies with a friend or a family member, it will be a great help if you needed to go to the embassy and get it replaced.