The good attitude is always the good choice. Checking twice if you have packed everything (boarding passes!) might leave your head lighter on the way to the airport. Just like planning beforehand, how you would keep yourself busy during these few hours of flight. And arriving at the airport earlier would help you not worry about the traffic jams, delays, waiting lines and any other problems that might occur. Remember that it’s a start of quite pleasant time and a beginning of your journey!
Always check how many excise item you can bring into your destination country, otherwise you might end up standing in front of a dilemma – pay taxes or throw your stuff away. Fragile items, although most airlines handle luggage really carefully, might break and all you would have as a souvenir is an expensive puzzle game. Before you buy a load of cosmetics – regardless how famous or cheap they are – if you don’t know how they react with your skin… Well, the term “allergy” comes to mind. And the most important part – animal souvenirs. Things like ivory and sometimes even feathers may cause you much troubles, even an additional evening spent with police officers. Besides, you can’t be sure if creating these animal souvenirs made harm to a living creature, they might be an effect of poaching. Leave them in this country and collect memories instead of dust collecting knick-knacks.
Keep calm and board the plane! And being more serious, the first rule is already covered – don’t rush to the gates or security check in the last moment. Stressful start, stressful finish. The recent studies showed that refraining from eating and eating the dish you should be supposed to eat, given the time of your destination right after you land, might help you overcome jetlag. It might be hard to go through but jetlag for some people is even worse than hangover! Drinking is not that important, though. So tank up your beloved beverages and enjoy a small fast.
Besides the obvious fact – when the departure is closer and closer – there are typical moments when flight tickets from Agen to Fez get more expensive. The peak of the vacationing season, tourist season (on Cuba, for example, it’s during winter) and any time around national holidays, especially so-called “long weekends”. And of course typical parts of year like Christmas and Chinese New Year, when people travel a lot and it’s customary to visit family. If you want to cut the costs, avoid these periods.