Traveling internationally is time-consuming and exhausting, but we’ve come up with 13 tips to help make your flight a little easier.
1. Book Your Seat Early
Book your seat as early as you can to get your best possible choice. Everyone has their own preference; some like to sit up front to be the first off the plane when it lands and some like to sit in the emergency exit row for the extra leg room. Whatever you prefer, book it as soon as possible.
2. Watch Your Connection Times
It can be tempting to book a connecting flight that has a 1-hour layover. Who wants to sit and wait 5 more hours after an 8-hour flight for their connection? Don’t fall into this trap. Your first flight could be delayed for any number of reasons, so it’s always a good idea to leave a good cushion of time (usually at least 3 hours for international flights) to account for any issues. Regardless, you should purchase travel insurance to protect yourself in case your first flight ends up getting cancelled.
3. Research Your Aircraft
You’ll probably want to look into what kind of plane you’ll be flying in and whether or not it offers WiFi or if they at least