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After getting your dream holiday, the first and most important tip is to ensure everyone has all required documentation such as airline tickets, passports and currency, before leaving for the airport.
Speeding Up the Airline Baggage Check
Try to cut down on the amount of check in baggage. The usual free baggage allowance on passenger planes is 20 kilograms. Any amount over that will incur a charge. If possible, avoid the hassle of check in by packing just one carry on bag.
Baggage check in can also be sped up by pre-seat selection. Those who have pre-selected seats can go to a special counter with shorter lines for faster check in. There is a fee for this service, but for some it is worth it.
If it’s an early morning flight before any of the airport eateries are open, be sure to pack some fruit or snack bars to munch on while waiting. This is especially recommended if one is traveling with children.
Airplane Boarding Area Tips and Behavior
While in the boarding area, be sure to listen for the boarding times. Often loud conversations or background noises can drown out the announcements. Boarding times are frequently repeated for all flights, be sure to be in an area where announcements can be heard or other passengers on the same flight are gathering.
With boarding pass in hand, be prepared to wait as persons with small children or those in wheelchairs board the airplane first. Then airline seating rows are announced, i.e., rows from one to twenty, etc.
Once one has boarded the plane and found an assigned passenger seat, sit down right away to avoid blocking the aisle for entry of other passengers. There is lots of time later to stow luggage in overhead bins.
After settling into your seat, locate the airplane exits and be sure to listen to and watch the safety drills performed by the air hostesses. Safety information is also available on a card in a pocket on the back of all airline seats.
If a traveling companion shows signs of nervousness or stress when traveling by plane, offer reassurances or have him/her take a mild sedative before takeoff.
Make Airline Flight Pleasant For Everyone
Be friendly with other passengers, but don’t be overly chatty by plying them with personal details or stories of other negative, airplane flight experiences.
For the comfort of others, it is best to keep the passenger seat in an upright position, especially on charter flights where legroom is limited and seating is usually cramped.
The cabin crew are trained to make the airline flight as pleasant as possible. Don’t take any frustrations out on them. It is a criminal offense for airline travelers to abuse or disrupt the flight staff in away. Passengers can be charged or banned from further flights for such behavior.
Try to realize that delays and mishaps do occur, but by following these few simple rules, passenger plane travel can be a more relaxing and enjoyable experience for everyone.
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