1. Splurge on a seat upgrade
The stressors of flying can prevent you from getting into the holiday mindset until after you’ve stepped off the plane. Between wailing infants, overcrowded overhead bins and the interminable wait at the luggage carousel, there’s a reason most resorts greet you with a complimentary cocktail the moment you check-in. Although flying first class can alleviate some of the ennui, it remains a luxury few can afford. Luckily, there’s a new intermediary option popping up among many airlines’ southern routes, and it includes perks that make it a worthy splurge.
AirTransat’s Luxury Collection Option Plus, for example, includes complimentary seat selection, priority check-in and priority boarding and baggage handling from just $89 round-trip. A sound investment if it turns your flight into part of the vacation, rather than a means of getting there.