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Air Travel Safety Tips To Consider During The Holiday Season

January 9, 2015 Hastings and Hastings

Air Travel Safety Tips To Consider During The Holiday Season

By its very nature, air travel can be stressful and exhausting. However, air travel can be even more overwhelming and confusing during the hectic and busy holiday season. With that said, there are some essential safety tips that every traveler should consider during any holiday season as a way to stay safe and be less stressed out. For example, one of the most obvious and easiest ways to reduce stress when traveling by air during the holidays is to always arrive early at the airport.

Extra Time To Enjoy A Relaxing Meal

This is no surprise and is an idea often touted by the airlines as the preferred way to arrive for a flight. Simply arriving extra early for a flight can take much of the stress and confusion out of air travel. This is especially true when traveling with young children or babies. Getting through security and checked in early can provide travelers with extra time to enjoy a relaxing meal or to read a book.

Talk With Children With Regard To What To Expect

When dressing children for air travel it is always a good idea to dress in layers. This allows for easy removal of outer layers so that children do not become overheated when flying. Shoes should be easy to put on and remove so that navigating through security screening is easier and more efficient. Equally important is to talk with children with regard to what to expect during the security screening process. This can be an intimidating event that may confuse children and even scare them. Talk to children in advance and let them know more about the security screening process.

Allowing Babies To Suck On A Bottle

Finally, packing a bag with toys, snacks and music can help to occupy children during a long flight. As an added note, children are more susceptible to ear pain when traveling by air. Allowing babies to suck on a bottle or young children to chew gum or drink liquid through a straw can help to reduce the negative effects of ear pain associated with changes in cabin pressure. Parents should be prepared to make frequent trips to the lavatory when flying with young children. Plan ahead and know what to expect in this regard. Contact Hastings and Hastings today for a discount accident lawyer in Phoenix Arizona.