by Kyle Beard on Thursday, November 21st, 2019
There are many people who are afraid of getting on airplanes, but what about airports? The airport can be a very anxious place in that you are waiting for a plane to come and hoping that a flight does not change or that you do not miss your flight. Priority Pass recently conducted a survey to show what people considered the most stress-induced moments at an airport.
A new survey asked 1,720 people about their general airport routines and what stresses trigger them the most when they are traveling. 49% of travelers said that they felt stressed when it comes to collecting their baggage. You have to worry about finding it, someone picking up the wrong suitcase, or the airport losing it. The biggest stressor was that 63% of people worry about getting stuck in traffic on the way to the airport and missing their flight. 9% of people have said that they have missed their flight and 19% have had to sprint to the gate to catch their flight. The least stressful part of the boarding process for travelers was finding their seats on the plane as well as the flight itself.
As for how people relaxed, it was said they would visit the airport shops. Over a third would visit the restaurants at the departure lounge. Before you get to the airport, give yourself some time to get there and make a fair estimate of how long the drive to the airport is, how long it will take to check-in, go through security, and find your gate. Make sure to have snacks in your carry-on for those long lines through security. Make sure that your medication stays with you instead of it being in your luggage to ease your worries. You should also speak to your therapist about relaxation techniques such as deep breathing while waiting for your plane to come.
Bring puzzles with you or music or play a game with your other travel companions to better pass the time. If there is a television at the airport, focus on what is shown as a distraction from the incoming plane. Make sure to keep an eye on your bags as that is something that you do have control over. By telling yourself to control what is within your reach, you can rest easy before your plane comes.
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