If you are ready and waiting to head off on the holiday of a lifetime the chances are you’ve left nothing to chance. You’re organized, excited, and bouncing up and down ready to get going. The only problem is there’s a whole host of things that could go wrong, and you need to know how to handle them. Not sure where to start? Here’s everything you need to know…
Apply For Compensation
There’s nothing worse than getting there on time with your passport ready to go only to find that your flight has been delayed. Sometimes it’s boring, other times it’s pure stress if you’re going to miss your connection. So, what do you do?
The best thing you can do is stay calm and contact a service like AirHelp whilst you’re waiting in departures. It’ll give you something to focus on, it’ll keep you calm, and they’ll have the experts who will talk you through everything you need to get the flight compensation you deserve.
Steer Clear of the Bar
If you’re stuck in the airport it can be all too tempting to drown your sorrows at the bar. By all means have a drink to help with the stress of it all, but don’t tie yourself to the bar. You need to be on your best behavior if you want to get off the ground, so make sure you don’t get too merry!
Take a Deep Breath
When everything seems to have hit the fan it’s tempting to just throw your arms up and tell the world you knew this would happen, but is that really going to help? Save yourself some stress by taking 30 second to focus on your breathing and nothing else. It’ll set you at ease and take the edge off the bad news, giving you the time and space you need to solve what ever is in front of you.
Be Patient With the Staff
There’s no use shouting at the check-in desk, or getting irate at the hotel reception desk — that’s not going to help your cause. What you need to do is remember that no matter how irritated by the bad news and delays you may be, the person you’re talking to didn’t come to work to hold you up and get shouted at. Be civil and diplomatic and you’ll find solutions are a lot easier to come by.
Get Plenty of Rest
Delays and diversions can easily drain your energy if you’re not careful but they don’t have to. Find yourself a comfortable seat away from the thronging crowds and try to make the best of it. Perhaps you could do a bit of binge watching on your iPad, or even get into an airport novel? Anything that distracts you and keeps you calm will be key.
Enjoy it When You Get There
Just because your flight was delayed or the hotel messed up the booking doesn’t mean the rest of the trip is ruined. Be thankful for the time away that you still have, rather than wishing you had the full experience you were looking forward to. The more positive you can be the more you’ll get out of your holiday.