Flying During COVID19 - What to Pack and Important Things to Remember

It has been over a year since we boarded an airplane. I usually LOVE flying, but I have a TON of anxiety about the process right now. We still earn airline miles through other programs (like grocery shopping), but it is very difficult for me to wrap my head around flying right now.

From domestic to international trips, our family enjoys traveling to new and tried-and-true destinations. We traveled safely on other trips and we cannot wait to travel safely again. Here are some items that we plan to keep in mind when we book and travel on our next trip.

Before You Leave Home

Make sure you know where your seat is located. Are you aisle, center, or window?

Consider purchasing a hard-sided suitcase (or at least a suitcase that you can place under your seat.

Remember to pack your self-cleaning kit (alcohol wipes, sanitizing spray, gel sanitizer, gloves).

Pack some individually packaged snacks in a gallon sized plastic bag. This will help you if you become hungry in the airport and/or on the plane.

Remember to pack more than one mask in your suitcase (and your carry-on bag). It is definitely important to be prepared (just in case).

During the TSA Check-In Process

Pack all of your loose items together in a common pouch (think about your keys, headphones, etc.). This will decrease the level of contact these items will have with germs and viruses in the check-in process.

Consider using the TSA pre-check process. This will probably decrease the amount of time you will spend in line around other passengers.

Remember to sanitize your hands and potentially your bags.

Before You Board the Plane

Think about visiting an airport lounge before your flight. These bathrooms and eating areas are usually less crowded than normal airport lounges. This potentially means less germs.

Considering bringing a drink with a straw. This might be easier to drink a beverage on the plane.\

When You Board the Plane

Wipe down your tray table when you find your seat.

Remember to sanitize your hands.

Relax, you can do this!

This is actually the checklist that I plan to use when traveling for business and also with my family during the next few months. We are looking forward to it!

Did we miss something from our list? Please add it! This list can help save your family a lot of time when planning your next trip. :) 

Have a great week and plan for the weekend!


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