If you are looking for cheaper travel that takes you places with time to spare, then early-morning flights are an excellent way to go. But when you have booked a 7 am flight, and you realize that you have to get up at oh dark hundred to get to the airport, well, then it doesn’t seem like such a great idea.
For people who are like zombies before 9 o’clock, an early morning flight makes them grouchy and irritable. But if you follow these few tips, you will be energetic and awake, enjoying your early morning flying experience.
- Online Check-In
Every major airport and flying organization has an online check-In facility for its passengers. With some airlines, you can print your boarding pass or can have its electronic copy with you. Take care of most of the flight details the night before so that in the morning, you only have a baggage and seat check-in left.
If possible, take a carry-on bag to avoid the early morning hassle of luggage check-in.
- Pack Beforehand
Packing at 2 am in the night before your flight is never a smart move. In your tired and foggy state, you will miss items right before your eyes. Pack your luggage beforehand. Double-check your hotel room and keep your necessities like passport, ticket, medicine, and money in easy reach. In the morning, wake up, wash your face, zip your bag, and you are good to go.
- Save Yourself Some Time
Forgetting things before go-time is human nature. Try to get up early and give yourself time to grab a cup of coffee—also factor in morning traffic or any unforeseen situation on your way to the airport. Arrange your transportation before time and map out the best morning commute from your place to the airport.
- Set the alarm and then Another One
Turn in early the night before your flight. After a good night’s sleep, you will be awake and alert in the morning. Also, set multiple alarms to avoid sleeping-in. A continuous series of blaring alarms are way more effective than a single snooze.
It’s a good idea to stay away from mobile or laptop before sleeping or you will be tired after a restless night.
- Prefer A Hotel Near The Airport
Getting a hotel before your flight near the airport cuts your commute time, sometimes by half and gives you an extra hour or so in the morning to get ready.
- Get Some Sleep On The Flight
Get up early, give yourself time, and reduce your early morning flight stress. Grab something to eat. After getting in your seat safely and on time, you can always catch up on your zzzzzs.
- Prepare Yourself
Thorough preparation and a game plan make life easier. It’s always a good thing to make a checklist before traveling. Check and then double-check your travel list and you will never forget and leave your child behind (you can check out Home Alone)