According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 88 million people are flying from U.S. airports this year. With so many flights scheduled, it is easy to get caught up spending more time at the airport than originally planned. And one of the busiest times to travel is during the holiday season from November through January. The best way to beat spending the extra time is to plan ahead.
“Airport travel, especially during busy holiday season, can be a nightmare or it can be a pleasant experience,” explains expert traveler Margie Floris, president and co-founder of travel wellness company Savvy Travelers. “It comes down to how much preparation you do in order to save you time at the airport. The good news is that there is plenty you can do to cut back on airport time and help keep you fresh.”
Here are some tips from Savvy Traveler.com to help you save time and save time.
- Choose wisely. To save time, try to take flights on non-peak days. Those who can fly on Tuesday and Wednesday, for example, will find that the airport is not as busy during those times. This alone will speed up your travel experience because you will not be caught in so many long lines.
- Prep ahead. Do what you can for your flight before you ever arrive at the airport. This includes downloading the airline’s app, so you can check-in and show your digital boarding pass. This will help send you right to security, bypassing the initial check-in line.
- Neatness helps. Having everything organized helps lines to move quicker. Knowing where your travel documents are, including your identification and being able to quickly grab them will keep things moving along. Aim for having things organized and leave behind unnecessary items that will create clutter in your pockets and bags.
- Weigh ahead. People get slowed down at the airport when they arrive and find their bag is too heavy. Weighing at home ahead of time, and plan accordingly. You may need to take things out to meet the weight limit, but it’s better to do this at home than try to do it at the airport.
- Don’t wrap gifts. If you’re bringing gifts along, don’t wrap them. You’ll just have to unwrap them at security.
- Arrive fresh. Traveling during the holidays can take a toll on people because it’s so busy. Rather than having to spend time trying to find a restroom to freshen up in, carry no-rinse products with you that will help address the sweat, body odor or germs that may be present. Stock your carry-on bag with some individually wrapped wipes like the No Sweat antiperspirant deodorant wipes, the Speak Eazy mouth cleansing wipes, and the Klean Upz antibacterial wipes. All of these are available from Savvy Travelers.
“My business partner, Tina Aldatz, and I have had a lot of experience traveling and in determining what can help make it more of a pleasant experience,” added Floris. “That’s why we created solutions for travelers, so everyone can be a Savvy Traveler!”
Savvy Travelers offers a no-rinse line of products that help to keep travelers healthy and lends a convenient collection of problem solvers for beauty and wellness needs. Savvy Travelers individually wrapped cosmetic wipes are curated for the “on-the-go” sophisticated savvy travelista! No Water? No Problem! The company offers a line of pre-packaged kits of individually wrapped beauty wipes, such as the “Jet Set Kit:” which contains 4 “No Sweat” antiperspirant deodorant wipes, 4 “Speak Eazy” mouth cleansing wipes, 4 “Take Offz” cleansing and moisturizing wipes for the face and 4 “In The Klear” lens and screen cleaning wipes. Savvy Travelers wipes are a savior in flight when you are stuck at your seat, and still want to feel clean or refreshed, making traveling healthier all around. For more information, visit the site at: www.savvytravelers.com.