First-time flying is an exhilarating experience and there’s so much excitement as you want to cherish each memory. However, with excitement also comes fear, maybe the fear of flying or not knowing what to expect. Here’s all you need to know about first-time flying.
1. Keep Documentation Ready (Passport, Visa)
The first thing you would need to do is to check the validity of the passport and also fulfil the visa requirements. Also, confirm the immigration requirements and satisfy the regulations as required. Remember, to keep photocopies of the documents both digital and physical copies handy.
2. Buy your ticket
Researching on the various flight schemes always helps. This will enable to enjoy rewards (like frequent flyer schemes) and get some super cool deals. Apart from which, you will also enjoy flying at the times you prefer.
3. Know luggage requirements
The first thing as a newbie is to note that there is a difference between cabin (carry-on baggage) and hold luggage. Keep a check with your airline on what all can be carried, and things to be avoided, also monitor the weight limits.
4. Arrive Early
Arrive early as this will give you plenty of time to go through the check-in process comfortably.
5. Check-In, Immigration, and Security
At the check-in desk, you will need to hand over your photo identification and tickets. The agent would give the boarding passes and may collect baggage fees for the checked bags. You may need to fill out an immigration arrivals card and customs declaration at the respective channels. Also, follow signs for security and complete the screening process.
6. In-flight etiquette
Find your gate and reach onboard to find your seat. Once on-boarded, remember to follow etiquettes like keeping tray table in place so that your fellow travelers aren’t disturbed. And, remember to use the white bag in the back of the seat, if you get sick.
Plan your first flying experience so that you have a pleasant hassle-free experience.