When someone you care about is hopping on a plane, you want them to have a safe journey no matter where they go.
But sometimes it can be hard to come up with the right words other than "have a safe flight."
This phrase can sound a bit generic and hollow like you're simply going through the motions of a goodbye rather than truly wishing them a safe trip.
Of course, wishing someone a safe flight is completely acceptable. It comes from a good place and is a nice reminder that you have their safety in mind.
But if you're looking to make your sentiment feel more meaningful, here are some alternative phrases to try:
1) "Stay safe up there"
This phrase emphasizes that you have their safety in mind, even when they're miles away.
2) "Safe travels"
If you've been reading our travel blog, you've probably noticed how we sometimes sign off with the phrase "Safe travels!" We love it! It has a lighthearted feel, but still carries the same sentiment as "have a safe flight."
3) "Bon voyage"
This is a classic French phrase that translates to "good journey." It adds a bit of flair to your sendoff.
4) "Fly safe!"
This is a great choice if you want to keep your message short and sweet.
5) "Have a wonderful trip"
This phrase is perfect if you want to focus on the excitement of the journey rather than solely emphasizing "have a safe flight."
6) "Happy travels!"
Another Gravel Team favorite for signing off, this phrase puts a positive spin on the journey.
7) "See you soon"
If you have plans to reunite soon, this phrase may be a better choice. It implies that you have faith they will have a safe trip and be back to hang out soon.
This British phrase translated to "goodbye" is another great way to add a little bit of pizzazz to your send-off.
9) "Wish you wings"
This phrase is a cute play on the idea of having "wings to fly."
10) "Happy landings"
One of the "happiest" safe flight wishes out there, this one focuses on the end of your loved one's journey by wishing them a happy arrival before they even take off.
11) "Safe skies"
This is a great choice if you want to emphasize the importance of air safety.
12) "Blessed be the journey"
This phrase is from an old Gaelic blessing. It implies that you have faith the trip will be free from problems.
13) "Have a great flight"
This phrase is a bit more upbeat than the classic "have a safe flight." It implies that the person may have an enjoyable journey in addition to a safe one.
14) "Fly high, fly far"
This is a great choice if you have a more adventurous person in mind.
15) "Text me when you land"
This is a fun way to remind them that you want them to have a safe trip and check in when they arrive.
This phrase sounds like something out of Star Trek, but its etymology dates back to the 1500s, with Merriam-Webster recording its first use in Middle English as God spede you. This loosely translates to "may God speed you [to your destination]."
17) "Take care"
This phrase is a classic, but still conveys the sentiment that you have their safety in mind.
18) "Enjoy the ride"
This phrase goes beyond the generic "have a safe flight." It's great if you want to emphasize that your wish is for them to have a good journey in addition to a safe one.
19) "Vaya con Dios"
This is Spanish for "Go with God." And like the above "Godspeed," you don't have to say it with religious intent. If anything, it's a badass way of saying "safe travels!"
20) "Happy wings"
This is a play on the phrase "happy trails." It implies that you have faith the journey will end happily.
21) "Go have an adventure!"
This phrase is great if your loved one is an intrepid traveler who's always looking for the next great adventure.
22) "Blue skies ahead"
This is a great reminder that the skies have yet to be explored.
23) "Go see the world"
This one is great if your loved one is going on their first international trip and may be nervous about the journey ahead. Reassure them with this phrase rather than just saying "have a safe flight."
24) "Keep the altitude"
This is a great way to have fun with the idea of flying. It means keeping the same adrenaline rush no matter where the journey takes you.
25) "I'll be here"
The thought of someone being present to greet them upon their return provides a comforting assurance that makes any voyage worthwhile.
26) "If you run into a little turbulence, pretend you're on a roller coaster!"
Safe flight wishes don't have to be so serious all the time. Add a bit of humor with this lighthearted phrase and help your loved one stay positive on their journey.
27) "Don't forget to have fun!"
Much like the above, this phrase is a great reminder to enjoy the journey and not take it too seriously.
28) "Sky's the limit"
One of the most motivating "have a safe flight" alternatives, this phrase emphasizes the open-ended possibilities of not only the journey ahead but also life in general.
29) "It's okay to clap"
Too often we refrain from joining a few others in applauding the pilot's safe and smooth landing after a flight. This phrase is a great way to show the plane crew some love and let them know they did a great job!
30) "Have a safe journey"
Sometimes, the flight is just a means to a greater end. Wishing someone a "safe journey" implies that the destination is just as important as the voyage itself.
The Last Word
The phrase "have a safe flight" is a classic, but there are lots of other ways to express your well-wishes as someone takes off on their journey.
Adding a unique phrase like "Keep the altitude" or "I'll be here" shows the special bond of friendship or family, and it's a great way to make sure your loved one knows you have faith in them.
So have some fun with it, and as we like to sign off here: Happy travels! ✈️ 🧳 😃