Top tips for air travel this Christmas

ByTravelling For Business

December 14, 2016
Christmas travel

If you’re off travelling this Christmas then you’ll find your experience slightly different to when travelling during the rest of the year. Transport tends to be busier, organisation slacks and stress is likely to increase, however, here are some top air travel tips that the experts from AirFair have outlined:

Post Christmas presents before travelling, so you just have cabin bags to save time and space. Use online sites like Amazon to order them to be wrapped and delivered to your onward address.

Use your duty free allowance to get any last minute gifts – it also fills the time while waiting in departures!

Bring along Elf on the Shelf so the little ones can show him how to use an airport and travel by air – being his tour guide can keep them amused.

Download some Christmas films to your tablet in case of delays, or that box set you’ve been meaning to watch.

Carry a shawl or wrap in your hand luggage, they make great blankets for you or sleepy children – or put them in their Xmas onesies for the journey – festive and comfy!

Plan ahead – get all of your packing done early and get to the airport in plenty of time. Christmas is stressful enough, the last thing you want to do is miss your flight home.

See if you can get yourself an upgrade or some extra leg room. If the flight isn’t full the airline might be able to help you out. If you don’t ask, you don’t get!

Know your rights. If the worse does happen and your flight is delayed then make sure you know your rights and the compensation you are entitled to – airFair can help.