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15 Airport Tips to Make Your Next Trip Easier

Do you find traveling through airports to be too hectic? Do you find it chaotic and stressful? Look nowhere else! I'm writing this for you. In order to improve your flying experience, we have compiled a list of the top airport recommendations from our experience traveling frequently for work. Including layering your clothing, carrying your own snacks, and even taking a picture of your parked car. These suggestions will make your trip less difficult, more relaxing, and less stressful.



While traveling is an exhilarating event, going through airport security can be stressful and draining. If you travel frequently for business or pleasure, you'll want to minimize the stress and inconvenience of your airport trip. We have learned some useful advice along the way as someone who works for a Big Four consulting firm and spends a lot of time at airports. We'll share our top 15 airport suggestions in this post to assist you have a more enjoyable trip.


  1. Bring your own snacks: Avoid paying high prices for snacks at the airport by bringing your own. Pack a variety of options such as popcorn, fruit leather, energy bars, and trail mix to satisfy your hunger during your flight.

  2. Pack an empty water bottle: Bring an empty water bottle in your carry-on luggage and fill it up after security. Many airports have water bottle refill stations or fountains that you can use. This will help you save money instead of buying an overpriced water bottle at the airport.

  3. Check in for your flight in advance: Check in for your flight online 24 hours before your departure time to avoid waiting in lines at the airport. This can also help you secure a good seat assignment.

  4. Wear socks: Some airports require you to take off your shoes during security, so make sure to wear socks to avoid standing barefoot on dirty airport floors. These socks will also help keep your feet warm on your flight.

  5. Dress in layers for your flight: Airports and airplanes can often have extreme temperature fluctuations. Dressing in layers will allow you to adjust to the temperature and be comfortable throughout your travel.

  6. Bring a portable charger: Not all airports have convenient outlets or charging stations, so bring a portable charger to ensure your devices stay charged during your travel.

  7. Pack your laptop in an easy to reach place: Pack your laptop or any other large electronic devices in a side pocket of your luggage with easy access, so you can easily take them out during security.

  8. Take a photo of your parking space: If you're parking at the airport, take a picture of your parking space and any helpful signage or numbering that will help you find it again when you return.

  9. Take a photo of your checked luggage: In case your checked luggage gets lost, having a photo of it in addition to your luggage.

  10. Pack hand sanitizer: Airports and airplanes can be a breeding ground for germs, so pack a travel-sized hand sanitizer to keep your hands clean and germ-free.

  11. Research sleep spots: If you have a layover or a long wait at the airport, research the best spots to take a nap, such as quiet lounges or designated rest areas.

  12. Bring your own headphones: Bring your own headphones to avoid using the ones provided on the plane, which can be dirty and uncomfortable.

  13. Use packing cubes: Packing cubes can help organize your luggage and make it easy to access the items you need quickly.

  14. Use a neck pillow: A neck pillow can make your flight much more comfortable by helping you sleep better and avoid neck pain.

  15. Download entertainment: Before your flight, download movies, TV shows, books, or games to your devices, so you can entertain yourself during the flight without an internet connection.

While we understand that traveling can be difficult, you can reduce the stress by following these suggestions. You may save money, maintain comfort, and keep your devices charged by using the advice in this article. This enables you entertain yourself during the flight without an internet connection.

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