I am an avid traveler. I sponsor for my travels. So the only option I have when travelling is to travel with budgeted airlines. The only two budgeted airlines from Sydney, which I regularly use, are Air Asia and Scoot.
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Tips for travelling in budgeted airlines
Over the years, I have created a list of things/tips to ensure comfortable travel on these airlines.
- Carry a bottle of water while boarding the flight. Most of these airlines charge extra money for drinking water, which is ridiculous.
- Take some chocolates or biscuits. Snacks are important and it will help you especially when others are eating on the flights.
- Have a movie or two on your phone/ laptop/ tablet. Downloading the movies on Netflix is a great option.
- Have a music playlist on your phone.
- Don’t forget the earphones. This is very important as if you do not have earphones, it will really be difficult to keep yourself engaged, especially on long flights.
- Carry a light blanket or shawl. Flights do get cold and it is important to have a fresh sheet or a blanket to cover and have a good sleep.
- Carry some cash or credit card. Air Asia does not accept debit cards or travel cards. They are not even aware that debit cards can be used as credit cards. So if you don’t have cash or credit card, you may possibly stay hungry throughout the flight.
- Carry a book. I love reading on flights so I do tend to carry a novel with me.
- Book the window seat in advance. If you love seeing out of the window like me, then this is a must.
- Carry a travel pillow. This helps in avoiding the neck pains one can get due to the sleeping positions on the flights.
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These are some of the things that will help in managing the flight journey on a budgeted airline. Do you have any tips and tricks that you use? Let me know in the comments below.
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