Fall semester is coming to an end… and many of you are for sure getting ready to travel long distances. Lynn hosts students from over 80 nations and 40 states… and all of them are most likely going back home for the winter break.
Flying can be stressing for some of you… but if you plan ahead and prepare accordingly I’m sure you won’t have any trouble while going back home. Here are some tips I recommend to keep in mind:
- Take your time to pack and get everything ready.
For me, the most stressful part of the trip is packing. But this can get even worse if I don’t give packing enough time. Make sure you take everything you need and don’t forget anything. Especially at this time…make sure you don’t forget any Christmas gifts!
- Plan ahead… Don’t wait till the last minute!
Plan how and when you are going to get to the airport. Lynn does not offer a shuttle service to the airport, but it does offer one to the Boca Raton Tri-Rail station. The Tri-Rail will take you to any of the three major airports in the vicinity: Miami, Fort Lauderdale or West Palm Beach. Here is a link to the Tri Rail time table:
- At the airport…better be early than late!
Please, please don’t be that guy that comes in 20 minutes before the flight and then blames the airline for his missed flight… Come early! This season is busy as everyone is, like you, traveling back home. There will be LOTS of people at all three airports during this time. So, make sure you have enough time to check in and go through the security check (which will be tedious btw). I suggest to be at the airport at least 1 ½ hours before flight departure if flying domestic and 2 ½ hours if flying internationally.
- Know what you have ahead
Airports might not be the most fun place to be at… but if you prepare yourself for the worst, then nothing bad can happen. Security checks are tedious and stressful… but look at the bright side: you only go through them once or twice a semester. It’s not that big of an issue.
- Relax and find something to do
Once you are at the gate, find something to read or take out your iPod and listen to your music. That way the time till your flight departs will fly by. If your flight’s delayed… don’t get too stressed. Bottom line is… there’s nothing you can do… and excessive complaining will just get you in a bad mood.
- Once on the airplane…enjoy
Flying is one of the best things on earth – or I should say, on air. Enjoy it!
Make sure you check the Lynn University safety tips while you are abroad. It’s always good to keep an eye on your safety. Have fun and enjoy the break. I’ll see you guys in January.