Tips for Holiday Travel for Passengers

Tips for Holiday Travel for Passengers

November 22, 2022 - With 54.6 million people expected to travel over the holiday period, this Thanksgiving is expected to be the third busiest since AAA started tracking travel volume in 2000.

In order to best prepare for a safe, efficient travel experience we created a list of Holiday Travel Tips from Your Flight Attendants for passengers. 

  1. Make sure you have all the required documents for your destination (ID, boarding pass, COVID vaccine card, Negative covid test).
  2. Pack your carryon from an empty bag to avoid inadvertently bringing prohibited items to the security checkpoint. Remind yourself of TSA’s prohibited items list for carryon and checked baggage.
  3. Pack your patience. Get to the airport early to avoid worry caused by long lines at check in, security checkpoints, or concessions.
  4. Respect Flight Attendants and Passengers who choose to wear a mask.
  5. Bring non-perishable food like a protein bar in case your travels stretch across meal time and you don’t have time to pick up food in the airport or access to food on the plane.
  6. Pack an empty water bottle to refill at a replenish station once through security.
  7. Rethink that alcoholic beverage before your flight. Anyone who appears to be intoxicated will be denied boarding. Once in the air, the cabin is pressurized at 8000 feet and oxygen levels can intensify the effects of alcohol.
  8. Bring kindness and be a helper. If able, offer assistance to other travelers and encouragement to airline workers. If you see something concerning or out of place, say something to crew or airline workers.
  9. Download your airline’s app before getting to the airport. Many airlines make entertainment available on your personal device. Pack headphones.
  10. Finally, relax and enjoy your flight!

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