Tips For long Layovers At The Airport

by RDU travel experts

Whether you’re traveling for business or leisure, a lot of factors that can contribute to unnecessary stress. The one thing that cause stress is a very long layover. If you have a long layover at the airport between flights, get up periodically and walk around the airport. Sitting for long periods of time isn’t good for anyone. When you reach your destination, eat healthy foods and try to stick to your sleep schedule as much as you can. Studies indicate that many business travelers lose more than six hours of time due to stress, so they were neither getting enough rest or working.

Airport travel tips

Drinking plenty of water and eating healthy will help reduce stress. Bring along your favorite, healthy snacks to stay energized. Take advantage of the fitness center, pool, or gym at the hotel, or go for a walk to get accustomed to your new surroundings. Getting used to a different time one can disrupt your schedule. If you wake up during the night, stay off the computer and check your email the next day. Spending a lot of time online in the middle of the night won’t increase your productivity. Sufficient rest will help you to adjust faster.

Working while you’re traveling is often difficult in the best of circumstances. To minimize the amount of work you have to catch up on when you return from your trip, make a list of everything you need including:

  • Laptop
  • Mobile device
  • Cell phone charger
  • Files for work

Find out if your hotel has WiFi or a business center with Internet access. Find out where the free WiFi hotspots or Internet cafes are. Have a plan regarding how much work you can do while you’re traveling to minimize the extra workload when you return home.

Try to stay focused on the trip and not worry about luggage getting lost, a missed connection, a delayed flight, or problems at a meeting or conference. Needless worry causes extra stress. If you aren’t working on the plane, bring along that new novel you’ve been planning to read.

Take the time to create an itinerary before you leave.

Here’s what it should include:

  • Location of the hotel and meeting place
  • Choose the closest airport if there’s more than one
  • Reserve direct flights whenever possible
  • For connecting flights, allow for scheduling

If you’re taking the time to visit area attractions, check for opening and closing times, special exhibitions, and events.

Make reservations with a reliable airport shuttle service. A professional airport shuttle allows you to leave your car at home or the airport, and arrive at the terminal in time for your flight.

When you pack your carry-on bag, the key is to pack light and take items that you’ll need for the climate. Take only the minimum of clothing, accessories, and personal items that you’ll need. Select a bag that’s sufficient for your needs, but that will be easy for your shuttle service to handle. Personal care items in travel sizes are easier to pack. Make the most of the space in your carry-on by rolling up your clothing.

To lessen the chance of missing a flight, book a direct flight whenever you can. If you have to make a connecting flight on the way, book with the same airline. Allow enough time between flights, so you aren’t rushing. Choose a seat near the front of the plane and try to book one on the aisle. Departing the flight will be faster.

Pre-Book Holiday Travel Airport Shuttles

The busiest season of the year for travel is between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Millions of people are traveling, and if you’re heading out of town for the holidays, it’s essential to make reservations early for holiday travel airport shuttles. Book your airport shuttle service at the same time you reserve your flight. You won’t have to think about it until the day you leave.

You can save money if you reserve your airport shuttle early since booking shortly before your flight can cost you more. You won’t have to pay the high, holiday rates for parking near the airport. When you need reliable airport shuttle service in the Greater Raleigh – Durham area, Contact us. You can book shuttle service online, by email, or by calling us at 919-728-0195.