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How to Make the Airport a More Pleasant Experience

How to Make the Airport a More Pleasant Experience

Published: August 1, 2011

From extensive security checks to lost luggage, it's no wonder millions of Americans list a trip to the airport right up there with a visit to the dentist.

Fortunately, with a bit of planning and preparation it's possible to make your next trip nearly painless - if not downright pleasant.

Plane1. Allow Yourself to Lounge: A one-day lounge pass is one of the best-kept secrets among those in the know. Frequent flyers are not the only ones who are able to enjoy the benefits of the VIP lounge. With a one-day lounge pass even occasional travelers can enjoy the benefits of service, comfortable seats and knowledgeable staff.

2. Ship Your Stuff: This is such a simple but effective idea that you might wonder why it's not more popular. Instead of paying premium prices to check your baggage only to encounter minimal reimbursement in the event of damage or loss, simply ship your bags ahead of time. Not only is it convenient and cost-effective, but the insurance is substantially better in the event of a claim.

3. Learn What to Ignore: Air travel involves a lot of distractions, so learning what to ignore not only makes time on the flight go by faster, but it reduces tension and fatigue associated with travel. A good set of earplugs goes a long way toward minimizing the sound of everything from crying babies to the engine. Likewise, skip the free food and focus on relaxing instead. It's a great way to arrive at your destination rested and ready to enjoy the remainder of the trip.

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