Flying may seem as easy as driving for frequent flyers but for those who rarely fly, or who have never flown before, it can trigger anxiety. Large crowds, fear of safety and always-changing security regulations can make airports a high-stress place. The best way to ease the stress of flying for the first time is to be prepared. Use these five tips to prepare for your first flight:
- To prevent theft, travel with only a carry-on bag and keep an eye on it at all times. If you need to check any bags, secure them with a TSA-approved lock or zip tie.
- Check large items, such as skis, and sharp items such as knives, to comply with TSA regulations.
- Allow yourself plenty of time. The typical rule of thumb is to arrive two hours before your flight to ensure enough time to get through security.
- If you are flying with children, make sure to pack their bags with them to ensure that they don’t pack prohibited items.
- Have a ground transportation plan once you land, whether it is renting a car or taking a cab. If you plan on using a rideshare company such as Uber or Lyft, check with the airport first to make sure that they are allowed to pick up in the pick-up area.
It is always smart to have a travel plan, especially before your first flight. If you are worried that your bags may get lost during traveling, or you need to cancel your trip, travel insurance can help cover the cost. Contact a trusted AssuredPartners NL agent at (844) 507-2528 to learn more.
Sources: USA Today, Transportation Security AdministrationShare This: