Hey, everyone! It’s Wednesday! And that means a new post for you all to enjoy. Well on this particular rainy hump day I’m sitting at San Diego International Airport. I’m waiting to catch a flight home to Colorado for the weekend. I figured what’s more appropriate than to share with you guys some tips for traveling through the airport. I’ve spent my share of time in and out of terminals. I’ve picked up on a few things to making airport travel easier and more comfortable.
Making Airport Travel Easier Is Easy
- Check Your Bags At The Gate. I know that this is something the most other people swear against. I would much rather wait for my bag on the other side of my flight for ten minutes. It’s easier than blocking everyone’s way as I try to navigate my roller bag out of the overhead bin. This is especially true for my petite girls flying solo out there. Let’s be honest, this isn’t a romantic comedy where the super handsome stranger is gonna offer to grab your bag. If you can avoid packing any large fluids and already have your ticket printed out at home or on your phone you can check your bag at the gate and usually, they won’t charge you the bag fee.
2. Being Ready For Security. Keep your laptop in its case or compartment so it’s easy to grab. Have all your cosmetics in a plastic baggy. If it’s right next to your computer you don’t have to fumble through your bag for everything. Wear shoes that are easy to slip on and off, these slip-on vans are some of my all-time favorites, they are under $60 and they come in so many different colors! These super cute ones from Target are under $25 and are so comfortable I wear them everywhere! Place belts or lots of jewelry, in your bag ahead of time. Try not to wear a ton of bobby pins or metal clips in your hair, no one wants their head to get a pat down by TSA.
3.I Don’t Like Wearing Leggings In Public, But The Airport is the exception. I am very picky about the leggings I will wear in public. They should be made of a thick material. I test them to make sure they aren’t going to be sheer or stretch out through the day. I found this great pair from Ann Taylor that is super comfortable, and yet still nice enough that I can even dress them up if I want to. They are perfect for the airport, the stretch and no buttons. Best Part, They are on clearance for under $30! This is the petite version but they have similar styles for everyone! They are definitely a must for making airport travel easier.
4. Keep Your ID And Boarding Pass In An Inside Zipper Pocket. Nothing slows a security line down like the women digging through the Mary Poppins bag to find her wallet to locate the ID she just had in her hand five minutes earlier when she checked in. Most purses, bags, and backpacks have small inside zipper pockets you can keep your identifications and boarding pass in (if you printed one out.) You’ll be able to find it in a snap and won’t be worrying about it falling out of your pockets or dropping it while walking to the checkpoint.
5. Airports Can Be Stressful, Take A Deep Breath. The older I get, and the more of a real adult I become the more anxious and nervous I get when traveling through airports, especially when traveling with other people, ask my boyfriend, he makes fun of me for it all the time. Sometimes just taking a minute to take a deep breath and just relax a little bit can do worlds of good to help you stay calm and realize nothing is as bad as it seems. If you are a nervous traveler give yourself extra time so you can take it slow and not have to rush through the terminal, take deep breaths and be excited about your next adventure! After all, life is one big Adventure that awaits. Making airport travel easier and more comfortable will be sure to help keep the nervous and anxiety at bay.
If you know yourself to be a nervous traveler give yourself extra time so you can take it slow and not have to rush through the terminal. Take deep breaths and be excited about your next adventure! After all, life is one big Adventure that awaits. Making airport travel easier and more comfortable will be sure to help keep the nervous and anxiety at bay.
I am heading back to my hometown to see my big sister graduate with her Master degree this weekend. I am so excited to have a few days to lay low and be around my family while celebrating my sister and her awesome accomplishment!! Have a great rest of your week guys and stay tuned for the next post coming, as you guessed, on Saturday!