5 Things That Smart Travelers Do Before Their Flight

By: Olawale Ogunjimi | Last updated: Nov 08, 2023

Are you relatively new to air travel and wondering what essential things you should do before your flight?

Here’s a checklist you don’t want to ignore if you are traveling by air.

assport Handling

Your passport is the most important document to bring during international trips. However, you need to handle this document with the utmost care.

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In case of a layover during a long flight, make sure to carry a laminated copy of your passport when exploring the city. Kindly leave the original copy in a secure space in your hotel room.

Know Your Time Zones Before Takeoff

If your flight is between time zones, set your watch to your destination time, even before boarding.

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This is a priceless tip to help you sidestep jetlag. How this works is, you get to tailor your meals and sleep with the destination time. So, by the time you arrive, your body is well-rested and easily adjusted.

Pack a Pair of Compression Socks

It may cause a few jeers and chuckles from fellow passengers, but never mind them. Compression socks can help you avoid deep vein thrombosis (DVT), due to immobility for long hours

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Additionally if you are on a larger aircraft try to walk the aisle every two hours, or at the very least stand up to avoid blood clots in your legsd.

Pack Your Must-Haves in the Carry-On

A carry-on is a small luggage that each passenger is allowed to bring with them while boarding.

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Items like travel documents, electronic devices, jewelry, medication, credit cards, and cash should go in your carry-on. Doing this will save you a lot of trouble, particularly if your checked luggage arrives late or gets lost.

Check for Lounge Access During Flight Booking

If your flight will involve a layover, do well to check if your ticket allows you access to the airport lounge.

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If yes, you will be saved from a lot of stress and trouble before arriving at your hotel room. Most airport lounges are very comfy.

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