Boarding a plane seems like an easy enough process, but before settling into your seat for the next few hours or even an entire day, be sure to remember these pre-boarding rituals that will ensure a more peaceful flight.
Download the airline’s app. This should be done once you book your flight as the airline will keep you posted on any important notices such as route changes or delays. You can also seamlessly check in for your flight using most airline apps.
Make a last-minute seat request. If you didn’t pay extra to choose your seat when booking your flight, now is the time to speak (kindly) to the gate attendants to see which seats are still available and whether you can finagle a decent option for yourself.
Check flight stats. Using apps and websites like FlightStats, stay on top of your flight status because nothing is worse than making the trek to the airport only to find out your flight has been canceled.
Check your bags. This tip does not refer to checking your bag into an airplane, but instead to inspect your bags to make sure all your in-seat necessities are packed in your personal item so you can access them easily while in flight. This will prevent an awkward visit to the aisle in order to reach into the overhead bin.
Grab some food. With fewer airlines offering in-flight meals and snacks for free, use your time in the airport to snag slightly overpriced snacks and meals to ensure you won’t go hungry.
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