These Are the Secrets Your Airline Pilot Won’t Tell You

2. Nervous flyers should travel in the morning

Eiffel tower at sunrise and airplane in the blue sky

Mornings usually have the smoothest ride. | Anyaberkut/iStock/Getty Images

Does the thought of turbulence make you want to cry? Better pick that early flight.

Since the heat from the ground causes bumpier air, pilots suggest booking the earliest flight possible before the sun heats everything up to get the smoothest ride. Thunderstorms are also more likely to occur in the afternoon, not the early morning.

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