Early morning flights usually depart as early as 6 am and flights are not ideal for anyone. To prepare yourself, do the following:
Pack in advance
Many travellers tend to leave their packaging for the last minute, which causes them to sleep later the night before or wake up earlier to pack. These habits can cause stress and cause problems with your sleep habits.
Practice your sleep routine a week prior
If you are a night owl or someone who tends to oversleep, getting into a strict sleep schedule is probably ideal. A sleep schedule will ensure that you get the recommended hours of sleep and that you don’t miss your flight.
Checking in online eliminates the time spent at the check-in counter when you drop your bag. It also makes it easier if you have hand luggage and you know the time of your boarding.
You should arrive early despite the check-in
Even though you have checked in, it may be a good idea to arrive 45 minutes before you board the plane. You could either grab a cup of coffee or respond to emails (if it’s not a holiday).
Carry a travel pillow
If you feel tired, carry a pillow to catch up on some sleep. Whether it’s an hour or 5-hour flight, a little nap goes a long way.
By Clinton Moodley