I Heart Japan’s Top Flying Tips

Man in airport
I’m not going to pretend that I’ve been all over the world and logged thousands of hours on airplanes, but I do travel, and I have noticed a few things that always keep coming up time after time.

So here it is, our top travel tips that will make your next flight a little less painful.

  1. Ask Questions. My luggage never ended up with me in L.A. when I was too nervous to ask for clarification from my airline. Although some questions may make us feel like we’re asking something stupid, not asking the question in the first place will end up definitely make us look stupid. So don’t feel afraid to ask for clarification or more details whenever you travel.
  2. Travel with a pen. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve needed a pen when I’ve traveled. From filling out customs documents to signing forms, not having to ask for a pen from your stewardess is worth its weight in gold.
  3. Important items should be easy to access. Put your ticket, passport and important documents in an easy to access compartment of your carry-on. You’ll constantly be going for these documents so not having to rummage around is key.
  4. Do your research before you land. Know where you’re going to go and how you’re going to get there before you land. Airports are typically massive and very overwhelming. Go to the airport’s website and check out their layout and find out stuff like what level you catch the train on or where you can buy a prepaid cell phone. This type of information will save you from going prematurely gray.
  5. Take your time. No one is going to kick you out of the airport after a certain period of time. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or confused, sit down and take a breather. There is nothing worse than finding yourself in a taxi and realizing that you forgot to take out money from an airport ATM to pay for the ride.

Now I’m sure you have a ton of great tips on how to fly like a pro. We’d love to hear them in your comments.

Photo Credits: Airport by Oryctes.

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