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Making travel more tolerable by ifyouonlyreadonethingthisweek
January 14, 2008, 8:14 pm
Filed under: If you only have 15 mins

As we launch into 2008 and, for many of us, our travel schedule starts to ramp up with the New Year. The Read One Thing team did a quick scan of travel websites and came up with the following tips that might make your life a little bit easier. Please send comments below on other things that have helped you in the past:·         When purchasing your ticket, pre-book your seat (if possible) and print a confirmation. ·         If you cannot pre-book a seat, ask for a specific seat at check-in. Use seatguru.com to check plane configurations and make notes from past travels about specific airlines/planes.         Check-in online and print your boarding pass 24 hrs .before departure, if applicable.·         Before leaving, figure out the best way to get from the airport to your destination, estimating cost and time.·         Pack a travel pillow, earplugs, eye mask and snacks for the plane.·         At take off, change your watch and sleep routine to your destination time zone, even if it means going to sleep sooner or later than you would like.·         Upon arrival overseas, position yourself in line at passport control first thing and save the trip to the restroom for afterwards.·         Pack your own Ethernet cable–plenty of hotels have ports for broadband but may run out of cables.·         Subscribe to Skype–it can save a fortune in mobile phone roaming charges.  (Remember to pack a headset).

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disagree–bodily functions are more important than being first in line for immigration! i’ve never quite understood what the hurry is with passengers on planes to be the first to disembark. actually, if you’re flying into a country in which you are not a national–and most of the others on your flight are–there’s a good chance that there will be a separate line for you anyway… Slow down and relax, especially if you are flying outside of europe or north america…

oh, and here’s one good tip–take the socks that BA gives you on its long hauls–they come in quite handy (and they already have the eyeshades and toothbrush for you!).

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