People opt for different means of travelling when going on holiday. The distance to be covered, the cost and the time taken are some of the deciding factors of choosing the transport type. Without doubt planes have become a favourite mode of transport for many over the past few decades but as usual, everything has its pros and cons.
The first positive thing about planes is that they are a fast way to get to your holiday resort. They make it easy to travel the world in hours rather than days hence you will reach your holiday destination quickly. This factor also eliminates the chance of you arriving at your destination when extremely tired due to long road trips. Planes are convenient, as a passenger you just sit back and enjoy the ride and let the pilot and crew take you on your journey, you just board the plane order a drink or food and relax.
Entertainment, meals etc. are managed adequately by the staff, plus the pilot does all the driving. Flying can be a relaxing way to travel as it gives you a chance to chill out and read a book or watch a movie on your way to your holiday destination or even use that extra time to work. Long haul flights are usually a bit more spacey and comfortable with extra leg room and a more comfy seat but shorter journeys of four hours or less are usually done by short haul planes which are similar to a coach with limited leg space and entertainment. Most airlines provide drinks for sale on board as well as snacks and meals but they can be very expensive.
The first problem with air travel usually starts at the airport for most people. There are usually long queues at ticket and security points, some people feel harassed by the security checks and you have to be at the airport for quite a long time before boarding the plane. The fixed time of travel means that any element of lateness will result to one missing their flight. Flying is not ideal for some travellers; especially if sight-seeing along the way is on your agenda, the fast mode of travel through the air means that travellers miss the chance to site see different places other than a fleeting glance as you fly by. For many people a flight basically eliminates the fun of travelling. Travelling to far places results in long hours on the plane. This proves to be uncomfortable for some people. The cost of air travel is more expensive than other means such as cars and trains. The longer the trip, the more the prices rise.
All in all, air travel is a decision that can only be made by a traveller after analysing their needs. It is a good form of transport depending on one’s preference and ability.