Solo Travel in Long Haul Flights
Traveling is an exciting activity that requires adequate planning, time, and money. Solo travel is also one of the few exciting adventures one can indulge in to get a break from everyday chores and routine. Solo travel helps one to get accustomed to the nuances of being alone on a journey and enjoy it.
Traveling solo on a business or leisure trip by flight requires necessary preparation. Solo travel on a long-haul flight is sometimes tiresome and also requires adequate rest prior to undertaking a journey.
Solo Travel as a Hobby
The article discusses a few tips essential for solo travel on long-haul flights. Solo travel is of late regarded as one of the upcoming hobbies among many travel enthusiasts.
Solo travelers are commonly know and often found along with other tourists (such as with family & friends).
Get Enough Sleep
It is essential to get adequate sleep prior to the day of travel. Lack of sleep otherwise prior to the travel date can result in jet-lag and you may lose the joy of traveling solo.
Adequate sleep before travel helps to relax and rejuvenate and helps you prepare freshly for the upcoming travel activity.
Adequate sleep will also benefit you to stay awake during the flight and enjoy being a solo traveler!
Check necessary travel kit requirements much in advance. It includes preparing the baggage, arranging a taxi to reach the airport, keeping the travel documents such as flight tickets, identity cards,s, and visas handy prior to travel.
Preparing all the necessary essentials prior to travel saves much time and gives you an opportunity to relax well ahead of travel.
When on solo travel always ensure to pack light. One-piece baggage, usually a backpack or a trolley bag will suffice the requirement of solo travel.
Carrying more than two pieces of bag requires much of your attention to arrange the baggage i.e. to check-in the bag and collect the baggage after the arrival.
Thus to avoid such a hassle, it is recommended to pack light and travel comfortably when traveling solo.
Solo travel requires one to be adequately content with respect to food and its routine as practiced by the solo traveler.
Eating light before travel ensures abundant energy and carry enthusiasm while traveling on a flight.
Always ensure to consume light food and eat only when necessary before travel. A Solo traveler may otherwise opt for food offered during a flight journey.
Take up an initiative to follow-up with the airlines regarding the status of the flight and expected departure time of the flight.
Make sure you have necessary documents with correct details such as Ticket PNR, Identity card, and Visa before heading to the airport.
Also, ensure to check the status of your flight ticket PNR on the airline's website before the scheduled day of the departure.
Book A Cab/Taxi
Ensure to pre-book a taxi/cab to pick you up from your place and reach the airport much in advance. You can make use of the internet to book the taxis/cabs in advance, a day prior to travel.
Such an arrangement will ensure that you reach the airport well on time and commence the solo travel at the airport in a hassle-free manner.
You may wear casual clothes while traveling. Wearing light casuals during solo travel will ensure that you enjoy the journey without bothering too much about your attire.
Casual clothing while on solo travel will help you to de-stress and stay relaxed.
As much as possible try to avoid shopping at the eleventh hour when you intend to do solo travel.
Shopping requirements for solo travel may be planned much in advance to avoid the last-minute rush that leads to chaotic travel packing.
Also ensure to shop and pack light, which will not hamper your mood during the solo travel.
Always ensure to carry only the required electronic accessories such as a mobile phone, an iPad, earphones, laptop, chargers, sockets, etc.
Ensure to pack these electronic accessories safely in the luggage, as losing the same might take away the joy of solo travel.
Do also check with the airlines with respect to carrying necessary electronic items before travel.
If you are a solo travel enthusiast, always try to engage yourself by immersing in reading a book during travel on a flight.
Reading books keeps you refreshed and helps you to stay awake if you are traveling on an overnight flight. Reading a book also helps you to stay focused on a flight journey.
Solo travel is an exciting hobby that helps one to stay refreshed. Solo travel vacation through air travel is also an exciting activity that requires necessary preparation much in advance.
It is essential to stay updated prior to solo travel on long haul flights, choose the time of travel appropriately to avoid jet lag, and thus enjoy the journey without facing many hassles.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
Varun Dambal (author) from Bangalore on January 01, 2021:
Liza from USA on January 01, 2021:
Before moving permanently to the US, I have always been a solo traveler. I had the best and some bad moments while traveling alone, but it was part of my learning experiences. I miss traveling! I hope to do it soon. However, thanks for sharing the tips! It's beneficial for people who want or planning to travel solo, I'm sure.