I’m not an international business man, nor a sport athlete or rockstar that flies over seas frequently.
I’m a European, living in the United States who frequently visits family back home.
With that being said, I think I can honestly say that I’ve flown about 30 times during the past 7 years.
As I did my more recent flights, I realized my experienced had changed completely compared to the beginning of my travels, largely due to the experience I had built.
Experience pertaining knowing when to sleep and how long to sleep so a jet lag doesn’t affect you, how to avoid customs waiting lines etc.
With that being said, there are 3 tips that – looking back at my traveling experience – that I can share with everyone in the hopes of improving your travel experience.
– Always sit in an aisle seat: You may want to enjoy that view, but having an aisle seat has so much more advantages. You can stretch your legs in the aisle when needed, you can very easily get up and go to the restroom and you can very easily have access to your bags in the overhead.
– Always sleep when flying to Europe: Depending on what time you leave (most of my flights to Europe left in the evening time (U.S.), it helps a lot to get sleep right away. Usually – depending on where in Europe you’re flying to – you’ll arrive there in the morning. While you may not be able to sleep well, having had that sleep will give you the boost you need, drastically decreasing the feeling of a jet lag.
– Always try to get a seat in the front of the plane: This allows you to get off very easily very fast, which will ensure you to be in the front of the line at customs. It also allows you to be close to the restroom, or the stewards in case you need to ask for an extra drink.
There you go. 3 Tips that will help improve your traveling experience when flying.
Do you have any tips? Feel free to share them in the comment section!