Airports can be a tricky place to navigate, and everyone gets a little stressed by just the thought of all the hassle that comes with it. My vacation mindset starts to kick in the second I get to the airport or even on the way there, but it gets really going after I’m done dealing with the check-in, security and immigration checkpoints.
Depending on the airport I’m flying through, security can be more or less of a hassle. Most of the officers on duty are pretty friendly these days, but I have encountered exceptions. I treat them like any other government official: with the same respect I’d like to be treated with myself. I’ve never had any serious issues getting through. The same applies to immigration, although traveling through North America on a European passport while living in the Great White North isn’t always easy. On occasion I find myself answering more than the usual amount of immigration questions. I have nothing to hide, and since I’m about to spend my travel budget in the country the immigration officer is representing they always welcome me in eventually. The recent improvements with pre-screening programs have greatly enhanced my experience, and I found officers I dealt with after enrolling in such programs almost friendly.
After the whole check-in, security and immigration dance is completed my vacation truly has begun. If I have a long time to wait I’ll try to get into the business lounge, which provides a much quieter experience than the “regular” departure lounges. I usually get in on one of my credit cards, or one of the other membership passes I hold. But even if I don’t, some lounges offer a “day-use” fee for stays up to a couple of hours. Depending on the food and drinks that are included with the fee, it’s usually worth it especially given the much quieter atmosphere. Some even offer showers, which on long layovers between flights are very refreshing. It’s all about the Experience Value. Why wait enjoying the travel experience until I get to the destination? It doesn’t matter whether you travel personally or for business – you should be traveling in executive style.
I’ve written about travel hacking in my Freedom Project books, but in my Travel Revolution course I take things to a whole new level. I show you everything I use to get the most out of my traveling experience. Using my own accounts, I’ll show you exactly how you can start enjoying your trip before you even taken off:
- Escape airport crowds with access to business class lounges
- Elite hotel benefits and amenities like room upgrades, daily continental breakfast and guaranteed late check-out
- Securing flight upgrades
- Executive transportation options
- VIP restaurant reservations
- … and so much more
Wherever it is you want to go next, I’ll help take care of it. Learn more about the Travel Revolution, my travel hacking course, at www.travel-revolution.com. You can watch a free preview video, and if you like what you see, request an invitation to join from that same page.Travel Revolution Preview