I used to think I was a snob for saying I wouldn't fly WOW as a speaker. It's not. Arriving happy is smart & has high ROI.
1st to wake up
2nd to stop cuddling the dog/backup for #1
3rd to call rideshare/begin journey to airport
This keeps me from neurotically checking my phone in the lead up to departure. The chill factor is remarkable (try it!)
It's all about making your journey as calm as possible.
Period. I don't want to be inconvenienced by your oversized luggage at any point in my journey. Neither does anyone else.
While we are at it, PACK LESS! Pack outfits not just stuff you think you need. Saves you time on both sides.
Inflight WiFi is worth it if:
- Your flight is over 2 hours
- It actually works
- It's $20 or less
Queue up the docs you need on the tarmac and do as much work offline as you can. Inflight WiFi is $low. I write in the sky
There's no reason to have your phone die in 2019. I like the Amazon Basics 20,000mAh. I can be wall-free for a short trip if I want. brick + cable + plug is all you need.
If you want the glass of wine on the plane, or two, go for it. Yes, it'll dehydrate you but you can drink water and frankly you deserve it.
Exit row aisle is my fave (it's the seat I'm writing this from too ;)
Airplanes are second only to hospitals in terms of germs. Wash early & often. Arrive healthy.
You don't know why the people around you are traveling. We all have complexity in our lives.
The person next to you may be en route to a funeral, leaving a lover behind or headed to serve our country. Assume the best. Forgive. Smile. Be gentle with your baggage.
Travel is hard enough on your sleep schedule, don't add insult to injury.
I even change my undies in the "morning" of a long-haul. Cleaner = better w/ recirculating air.
Opt for fitted athleisure over baggy sweats.
A closed captive cabin is NOT the place to convince anyone of anything they don't already love. Especially at a high volume. Full stop.
Never underestimate the power of a rideshare as an office. I work in the back of cars often. It makes me feel like less time is lost in transit. I'm lucky I don't get car sick.
I've probably emailed you from a @lyft