I look forward to all my flights with childlike glee! Being a travel enthusiast, I understand why they’re crucial. For instance, they allow me to reach my destinations on time, plus I meet some pretty amazing people on planes.
This time, however, some of my friends suggested me to travel by private jets. I usually travel by commercial flights. Those who recommended me have had prior experience. And to be honest, all the feedback was positive. I got to know that private rentals can make the journey easier by eliminating the trouble of standing in long queues at security checks. Additionally, there are no transit flights to worry about. I was also informed about different jet card programs that can help me choose from a wide array of aircraft without any extra charges. Truth be told, I was a bit tempted but I just decided that I will consider this option later. For now, I will stick to (maybe) commercial flights.
Anyway, coming back to the topic, among the many activities that I value today is preparation before a flight. It is incredibly important because it allows me to have a smooth vacation. If I’m traveling for work purposes, it means that everything goes as planned, and I don’t piss off my bosses or workmates.
I’ve created a list of things I must do before my flights. The following are some that I deem most important.
Researching My Destination
I always spend a few hours researching my destination before a flight. It helps me to know the best places to seek accommodation in the city I’m visiting, and the kind of weather to expect. This way, I know the type of attire to pack. If I’m traveling for adventure, research enables me to pick the locations I’ll visit and plan my budget.
I’m incredibly cautious about the sites I check out when looking for information about my destination. They have to be credible. Imagine traveling to a new location armed with the wrong details. I could end up being confused and spend more money than expected; my trip would be ruined.
Checking My Travel Documents
Valid travel documents such as visas, IDs, and passports are essential for domestic and international air travel. No matter where I’m going, I must ensure that I have mine before flights. I put them in my travel bag before leaving the house.
I also will confirm that I still have my flight ticket before going to the airport. The airline needs it to allow me to use their services, and I wouldn’t risk having any inconveniences due to lack of it. Another document that I carry when I’m traveling by air is my medical insurance card. Anything could happen, and I would hate to be stuck in another city or country unprepared. Hence, I make sure that I’ve packed it together with my passport and some cash.
Calling My Family and Close Friends
I always call my family and close buddies a day or two before my flights. I feel better when they know where I am when I’m not at home or my workplace. I inform them about the hotel where I’ll stay if they can’t reach me through my phone. Also, I use the chance to remind them to take care of my apartment while I’m away. If anything happens, I urge them to call me to keep me in the loop. Even when we’re miles apart, I like knowing how they are. Family and friendships are about caring for each other.
Prepping My Home
There’re some activities I must do at home before a flight. Of course, they depend on where I’m going and the length of my stay. One of them is cleaning around, no matter how short my trip is. I want to find my place spotless and organized when I’m back. If I’m expecting any deliveries while I’m away, I either cancel them or ask one of my trusted friends to receive them for me.
Sometimes, I don’t enjoy traveling with my dog, especially during work trips. Hence, I leave my furry friend at my neighbor’s before my flight.
Adequate preparation before flights has enabled me to have memorable travel experiences, regardless of whether it’s a work or fun trip. The things I do before going to the airport depend on where I’m heading and the things I plan to do there.