Millions of American’s travel by air each and everyday. For business or pleasure, airline travel is more than just a convenience but in many cases, a necessity. Despite the hassles associated with air travel, many of us have no option but head to the airport. The object of this post is to help you maximize your experience at the airport. Don’t leave your vacation up to chance, plan ahead with Bill Bailey Travel.
Tip #1 – Choose your airport wisely – Most destinations have more than one nearby airport giving you options when it comies to your flight. Choosing a smaller airport nearby can often save you from the headaches associated with larger and busier airports including JFK and O’Hare. When given a choice, opt for the smaller less crowded airports.
Tip #2 – Choose your dates wisely – While sometimes limited during your vacations, if you have the option to be flexible and travel on less popular days, you will likely be happy you did. Most people fly out on Thursdays and Fridays and come home on Sunday’s or Monday’s making the lines and hassles much smaller on Tuesday’s and Wednesdays. If you can’t pick the date, at least pick the time. Choosing to leave earlier or later in the day can save you from encountering much of the heaviest traffic.
Tip #3 – Know the rules – Things have changed since 9-11. What was once simple is now much more time consuming and confusing when it comes to travel thanks to a heightened security. From the 3-1-1 rule to where to store that snowglobe for your nephew, knowing before you go is the key to making the most of your time traveling. TSA has a helpful website which can answer your questions.
Tip #4 – Make it easy at security – From slip on shoes to jewelry, security is often a source of stress for many travelers. Make it easy on yourself by considering what you are wearing before you travel.
Tip #5 – Relax – Stressing out is not going to make your time at the airport be any better. Travel early and save yourself stress when you travel. Relax and enjoy the areas provided throughout many airports including bars, restaurants and lounges.
Travel better, enjoy travel more and maximize your time and money when you travel by taking advantage of helpful tips and information from Bill Bailey Travel, your partner in travel planning.