Feliz Navidad – and get out of my way

Yeah – the Christmas spirit sometimes doesn’t spread to the airport.  This weekend the airports all over the world will be packed to capacity, flights will be late, people will get bumped and sooner or later the question will be asked “Are we having fun yet?”  It’s just a fact of life that travel over Christmas – particularly the few days just before Christmas – tend to be the busiest and the most stressful.  This is not only for the travellers but also for airport staff who have to take the brunt of people’s frustrations.

Come on Santa – you know the luggage rules!

So I am not going to give you the usual advice – arrive early, don’t pack your gifts – etc.  We hear this every year – ad nauseum.  Instead I am going to give you some other advice for coping with Christmas travel over this time.

TRY SMILING 

Honestly – it works every time.  Just try it!  It is very hard to resist a smile, hard to be angry or irritated with someone smiling at you.  It will cut the tension i n half.

 TRY SAYING PLEASE AND THANK YOU

In these days of forgotten manners it really does make a difference when you ask nicely and add a please or a thank you.

WATCH THAT BACKPACK

Seriously – don’t turn around suddenly when you are standing in a line-up.  You could kill someone.

AND REMEMBER – YOU ARE ON HOLIDAY – IT’S BETTER THAN WORK

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ALL OF US AT THE TRAVEL LADY AGENCY
CHRISTMAS 2014

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4 responses to “Feliz Navidad – and get out of my way

  1. Great article. This is why you are such an amazing travel expert!

  2. Debbie Cunningham

    I so enjoy your emails and keep up the great work! I read each and every email. Merry Christmas to you and all your staff and the best for 2015, Happy Trails….

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