It’s almost a new year, and an opportunity for new travels, a new lifestyle, or new you! Ah, the fresh slate. But for some people the new year may start to feel like the pressure’s on. You may be asking yourself, what do you want in the new year? What are your resolutions?
We are here to help. You’ve got one of the best job perks of all time! You get to fly for free, and you get incredible interliner rates. So here’s a list of 17 things you should do with those awesome perks, or to better your life in general in the new year.
On Your Mark
#1. Set Goals
#2. Get Organized
#3. Be Prepared
You’re a great traveler, but that doesn’t mean you couldn’t be better. There were a lot of cool accessories and apps released in 2017. Brush up on a few articles to find out what those things are, and see which ones can better your routine.
#4. Prepare for the Worst
Ok, you’ve got all the goals, organization, and preparation set, now you need to start getting geared up. Make sure when traveling, or anything you do this year, you prepare for the worst. The world is a dangerous place, so be prepared for danger and you’ll be better at handling it if it comes along.
#5. Get the Know-How
You’ve got a zillion options open to you, you fly for an airline and you’ve got us! Get in the know by starting to acquaint yourself with the tools you have available, namely us. We’ve introduced a lot of cool features to our site and mobile app this year, so get on it. Opportunities and great deals await you!
#6. Be Healthy
New year, new you. Be the best you you can be this year by attacking little habits you hope to change. Resolutions are usually quickly dumped by February. Avoid that and achieve your goals by taking baby steps.
#7. Educate Yourself
A way to start achieving your goals is to “stop waiting and start living,” but doing that isn’t easy. Start by finding distractions in your life, and replacing them with things that will take you from waiting to learning. For example, cut your TV time in half (the average adult watches 33+ hours a week) and start learning a new language, picking up a new skill, or bettering a current ability.
Start new, and feel new by refreshing your environment. Get rid of things in your house you haven’t touched in years, (and give it to someone who needs it more than you do!), clean out your suitcase, (you don’t need 15 hotel shampoos), or deep clean your commuter car (it’ll need some serious loving after the salty roads of winter).
#9. Fall in Love
With the world, with yourself, with someone new. Any way you do it it’ll be worth it!
#10. Eat, Drink & Be Merry!
See the world but also eat all the noms. Don’t let once in a lifetime opportunities pass you by! Go ahead, eat that 15th Parisian croissant, who knows when you’ll be back!
#11. Start the Bucket List Now
#12. Make Everyone Jealous
#13. Get Out of Your Shell
Say hello to that stranger at your layover pub. It’s time to start growing those connections! You never know who you might meet or what experience that might bring (all within safety parameters of course.)
A friend once said that every time they traveled they would go to the best local pub and befriend the bartender. They usually have the inside scoop on the city, and it’s a good way to make a friend in the meantime.
#14. Be Brave
Don’t let lack of travel buddies hold you back. You do you! So if you want to go to Edinburgh on a weekend, do it. Some of the best trips are ones you go on with yourself.
#15. Treat Yo Self
#16. Get Inspired
Follow the best travelers on Instagram, get you some podcasts going, and follow all the blogs. This way, when you’re ready to travel you already know “all the things.”
#17. Thank the Powers That Be that you work for an airline!
Good luck in your new year! We wish you and yours all the best here at ID90 Travel. Until next time, safe travels and keep your eyes on the skies!
Author: Emily (@ID90 Travel)
Emily is the Content Marketing Manager here at ID90 Travel. An avid non-rev flyer (she grew up in the industry), and passionate private pilot, Emily can’t get enough of all things aviation. When not writing awesome ID90 Travel content she can be found on a Texas patio, being one with nature, or annoying her ID90T co-workers with her many, many, crowdsourcing questions.