Air Travel

air travel

You haven’t seen a tree until you’ve seen its shadow from the sky. –Amelia Earhart
Air travel is an everyday part of travel in the modern world. Whether you are trying to get from Boston to Philadelphia or looking to travel around the world to see the sites, jumping on a jet plane is an average event for thousands of people every day.

But whether you looking to take to the sky in a jet plane, or adventure through the clouds in a smaller airplane, like a single-seater biplane, get ready to take in the bird’s eye view.

Humans have been trying to take flight since before civilization, and while some of our ideas were less than stellar and pretty laughable, once the Wright brothers gave us some air under our wings, nothing could stop us from seeing the world from a different point of view.

So whether you’re looking to hop on a plane and go from one location to another, or sail around your hometown to see the scenery, let yourself go to cloud nine and enjoy clear skies. Just be sure you’re not afraid of heights before you take off.

Prepare for Takeoff

When most people think of traveling by air, they have the entire airports system in their minds. Whether you’re checking baggage, dealing with layovers, or losing your spot on a plane, unfortunately exploring the world by air travel is sometimes more complicated than you want it to be. For other people, while boarding a plane may be a standard affair, the idea of taking a one or two person flight can seem daunting. The most important thing to remember before you sit out on one of the lesser experienced out of travel is that sometimes just taking that first step is a journey itself. So before you take to the sky, make sure you know what you’re in for. Whether you’re looking at a five-hour layover or a soar above the mountains see the wildlife, it never hurts to be prepared. It took us thousands of years to get the sky so it’s okay to spend 15 or 20 minutes to make sure you have everything you need before you experience lighter-than-air travel. Be warned: once you take to the sky you might not want to come back down.

What to Pack

Before you get ready to go through security, the first thing you should make sure you have is a good suitcase. A good place to start is purchasing good luggage for air travel. You wanna sure you have space for everything you need, but avoid picking an overly-bulky bag that will cost you extra in luggage fees. Make use of your pockets, or possibly pick out a suitcase small enough to be put in your carry-on spot, otherwise, you might find yourself checking your bag. It’s a good idea to have a suitcase you don’t have to carry with you because back pain doesn’t have to be a part of air travel. After all, it’s not like you have to flap your arms to cross the ocean. If you don’t want to check a bag, you can always get a wheeled backpack to carry your belongings, as this will save your back. There are other things you can invest to make your flight easier. Investing in a good travel pillow can ensure you’re comfortable on the plane can help take some of the stress out of traveling. Noise cancelling headphones are another option, as they will allow you to forget you are even on an airplane if you close you eyes. You also want to make sure you pack the essentials, otherwise trip away from home might end with a stop at the latest department store. You can get specialized bottles for airplane travel without breaking your bank, so you don’t end up pouring out your shampoo while waiting in line. If your feet tend to swell, you should acquire a good pair of compression socks for flying. And of course, when traveling with kids, it’s always a good idea to have some form of entertainment with you, along with a travel stroller. Otherwise, you’ll have the joy of hearing “Are we there yet?” while thousands of miles in the air.

Take Nothing but Pictures

When it comes to flying, seeing the sights and bringing back memories and pictures is one of the best parts about seeing the world from a different perspective. Whether you looking to take a picture of your house from as far away as you’ve ever been before or want to get a bird’s eye view of some of the most amazing landscapes in the world, make sure you have a good camera and an extra memory drive to make sure that nothing gets forgotten. We also suggest some air sickness tablets, just in case. Many locations have personalized air tours that can help you take short jumps from one town to another, or experience the landscape in a way that you never imagined, it just might take a little bit of digging to find the right place. In many cases, the flights are more than worth the cost of travel, since the memories you bring back are the real destination of your air travel journey.

So whether you’re waiting to take off from a private airstrip or sitting in the JFK airport, get ready to enjoy the weightlessness of traveling through the sky. Be sure to enjoy the scenery, the clouds below you, and the sun above you, and realize how much closer you are to the stars. And of course, if you find yourself a little stressed out after you touch down, you can always walk on the carpet and make fists with your toes. It actually works, we promise.