6 Air Travel Tips
If you find yourself at the airport a lot, whether for business or pleasure, you know how harrowing and frustrating an experience it can be. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a hassle-free time at the airport so you don’t feel rushed or uncomfortable in any way? From valet parking to checking in ahead of time, you can save yourself some time and stress with these six air travel tips.
1. Check in Beforehand
Many airlines allow you to check in from the comfort of your home via computer, phone or tablet up to 24 hours ahead of your scheduled flight. Take advantage of this. You can earn bonus miles, choose your preferred seat, and qualify for early boarding.
2. Measure and Weigh Your Carry-On at Home
Most airlines have strict carry-on requirements. Always confirm space allotments beforehand, and measure and weigh before you go. Nobody wants to be stuck behind the guy at the check-in counter who has to take stuff out of the carry-on to make the weight requirement. Save time and do it at home.
3. Confirm Flight Times Before You Leave
Before heading off to the airport, check the flight arrival and departure times from your computer at home. It’s common for flights to change at the last minute, which leads to delays. Don’t get stuck at the airport for longer than you have to. Confirm arrivals and departures right up till the time you step out of the house.
4. Download E-books, Music and Movies Early
It’s no secret that wi-fi on board a plane can be spotty at best. It can also be quite expensive. If you’ll be traveling with a computer, tablet or e-reader, download your favorite books, movies, TV shows, tunes and podcasts at home first.
5. Dress in Layers
Even if you know the weather beforehand, dress in layers. Airports and airplanes are known for their temperature extremes, so be prepared to peel off some layers or add some as needed.
6. Go For the Valet Parking
Anyone who has ever had to park at an airport, especially the busy Detroit Metro Airport during peak times, knows what a nightmare it can be to locate a good parking spot. Then, even if you’ve managed to find a spot, you still have to schlep all your luggage to the right gate. During the bitter cold of winter or the sweltering days of summer, this can be an added challenge that puts a damper on your travel plans. Maybe you are meeting someone from out of town and want to make a great impression. Splurge the little bit extra for valet parking. Let experienced, licensed and insured drivers park your car in a safe spot, protected from the elements, and even give it a wash or detail if you so choose.
Contact Valet Connections
The best way to ensure you have a stress-free airport experience is to hire us for DTW airport parking, with free shuttle service every five to 10 minutes! Contact us at (734) 992-4946 to learn more, book service or find out about our convenient new app.