Last week I took my first flight alone from Palma, Majorca to London Gatwick. I had an amazing holiday (although more on that tomorrow) but on the last day I had a knot in my stomach for the afternoon. I’ve never had to fly on my own and although I’ve flow so, so many times the thought of going it alone was really nerve wracking. That said, once I’d done it I really enjoyed it and feel like I’ve opened so many more doors for myself. So, what are my tips for flying alone?
Make sure you are at the airport nice and early
There’s nothing that stresses you out more than being late, you may be waiting around but at least you’ll be relaxed and ready to fly.
Tell family or friends important details
Let people know what’s going on, especially when you’re travelling alone. That way other people know that you’re safe too.
If you need any assistance, book it in advance
I’ve needed assistance in the past and it’s always fine if you book in advance. When you’re at the airport it can take longer or you might not be able to get it at the last minute.
Have a good playlist
I don’t like landing and take off when I have to listen to the engines, this time I plugged in my headphones and had pumping music and it was awesome! Totally difference experience, make sure you’re on Airplane mode though!
Take something to do on the flight
A book, a notebook, tablet something to keep you entertained because everyone knows that plane journeys can be so boring.
Make this your time, away from distractions
The great thing is that there’s no internet (well not on any flight I’ve ever been on), you can take some time for yourself to just think or sleep, sleeps good.
Enjoy the views!
I flew at 2 in the morning, seeing all the lights of the towns and cities we flew over was beautiful.
What are your tips for flying alone? Let me know in the comments below!