5 Mistakes That First Time Flyers Make and How to Avoid Them

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Congratulations, you’ve finally booked your first air ticket, and you’re going to fly for the first time above 36,000 ft between clouds. Now there is a minimal distance between you, the first time flyer and seamless flying experience. As a rookie traveller, you might be making some small mistakes which would hamper your comfortable and hassle-free journey. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here we’ll cover 5 common mistakes that a rookie traveller makes and how they can avoid them to make their first flying experience memorable.


Not Doing Web Check-In

If you’re hearing the word for the first time, don’t get intimidated by the name. Web Check-in is the Most Important thing that every passenger must do before boarding their flight. By web check-in, passengers can save their precious time, and they can confirm their desired seat on the plane and the airlines will make sure they get their seat even if the carrier is full. By doing web check-In, passengers can directly go over to the security check and then to the boarding, which will save a lot of time of passengers. If you’ve not opted for Web check-in, then make sure you reach the airport with sufficient time buffer as check-in process might take some extra time

Not Opting for In-flight Meals

Once you’ve passed the security check and then boarded the plane the flight is ready to take-off, but you get sudden food cravings. But due to the baggage policy, you didn’t smuggle any snack to keep the weight of the baggage in check. And at this moment In-flight meals saves the day. All the domestic airlines provide a variety of delicious and mouth-watering In-flight meals to their passengers to satisfy their food cravings. Also, if you’re a real food lover and want to explore delicious meals at 36000 ft above, pre-booking meals is one of the best things you can do to make the journey more comfortable

Not Packing Your Baggage Right

One of the common mistakes that every first time flyer makes when flying for the first time is not packing their baggage correctly. Often, they pack more luggage to make their long vacations more comfortable, but in reality, it makes your flying journey uncomfortable. Every domestic airline has their baggage allowances policy and we advise our readers that if they are flying for the first time they must go through all the baggage allowance policies from the official website of their concerned carrier and read all the terms and conditions, allowed items, Maximum weight and dimensions of their baggage to pass them through the security and check-in counters

Not Taking Care Of Time

Being before time is one of the hectic tasks that every passenger has to face while boarding the flight. Mostly, Airports are located in outskirts, and passengers living in town must reach the airport at least 2 hours before if they’re boarding a domestic flight, and if they are boarding an international flight, we’ll suggest them to arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before the scheduled departure. The prime reason behind this is that airport security checks are hectic and time-taking sometimes, which might ruin your travel experience. So, no matter if you’re a frequent flyer of a pro-flyer always have sufficient time gap while boarding the flight



Not Knowing the Benefits

There are many add-on services provided by domestic carriers which a first time flyer like yourself might be unaware of, especially when they are flying for the first time. Because of this passenger don’t get to experience the carrier’s hospitality and add-on offers. For example, select HDFC debit and credit cardholders can get free lounge access, so we suggest our readers that if they are flying for the first time, they must visit their concerned airline’s official website and check out all the add-on services and offers provided by them to enjoy their journey

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