Flying and Airports
Information on flying, airports, what to do to pass the time and any other advice i think may come in useful when hitting the sky's.
Packing, for those of you that are new to travelling can be quite daunting, even more so if you're going away for long periods of time, like backpacking for a few months. After a while and after you've packed and repacked your backpack a few times, you get used to it, and figure out what you actually need and don't need, and learn the best way to pack your luggage. But here are a few tips of mine, that help save space when i'm packing my backpack.
Take Food With You- Airport food is usually very expensive and it's usually a choice of mcdonalds or a WHSmith sandwich, so why not take your own food. A lot of people don't even realise you can take your own food through security. I usually take sandwiches and some fruit. This could easily save you £10. And never have i ever been told to chuck my food away when going through security, it's just rumours.
Overnight flights can be a horror story if you don't manage to get any sleep. You arrive in your new destination, tired, grumpy and not wanting to do anything. I am sure many of you that have had overnight flights share my pain, and would've loved to be able to get a few hours sleep, because it makes all the difference to your first day away. Here are my tips for how i manage to get to sleep, and hopefully stay asleep while on overnight flights, and wake up as refreshed as possible for that first day in the new country.
Probably the worst part of travelling and definitely the most tedious, after flying for hours on end, you're tired, want to get to your hostel or hotel, get some proper food and a shower, and now you have to spend hours getting through airport security. Brilliant. Here's some tips on how you can get through much quicker, and finally step foot outside the airport.
Many people think of long haul flights as an absolute nightmare, but why does it have to be so terrible? Some flights without stopovers can now be as long as 15 hours. With all that time to yourself there's loads of things you can do to pass the time, and make the most of that long haul flight.