Have you ever stared at an empty luggage and gone into a frantic mode on what to pack into it? Or, panicking at the airport and airplane when something goes wrong? Well, we’ve all been there at some point in time…
Embarking on a trip, either long or short can be very exhilarating. However, it can go the other way, when you are faced with an undesirable situation away from home.
Follow this concise list of travel hacks, and you’ll have a more enjoyable trip starting from the booking of your air tickets.
1) Clear your computer’s history, cookies, and cache before booking your flights
Travel sites track the number of visits you made to their websites, and hence jacking up the prices after several times. To make sure you seal the best deal, clear your web browser’s history, cookies, and cache so they can’t track you.
2) Book the window and aisle seat
Chances are you are getting the whole row to yourself. Passengers will unlikely choose the middle seat. Also, if you are flying red eye flight, you can make use of the whole row to get some proper rest.
3) Book flights on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
If you can, try not to book flights on weekends. Studies have shown that flight prices start to rise on Fridays and will only start to fall on Monday, and continue through the week. The best times to get the cheapest tickets are Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
4) Put a layer of cling wrap over your liquids before capping them
This will prevent them from spilling.
5) Stuff socks into your shoes
If you have a fancy pair of shoes that you don’t want to spoil, slot socks into them to preserve their shapes. What’s more, you can save some space too!
6) Digital copy of all your data
Screenshot all your itineraries and also have a digital copy of all your important personal data. Have an offline version of these copies in your digital gadgets. Trust me, it will save you all the hassle when you lose your things or Wifi-less.
7) Always have a small pouch in your hand carry
Have a pouch your necessary items – pen, passport, earpiece, hand phone, wallet, etc – and small enough to slot it into the seat pocket.
This will save you from bending under the chair to get your bag or the embarrassment of reaching out to the overhead compartment every few minutes.
8) Mark your luggage as fragile
Not only will your luggage be handled carefully, it will be the first to be dispatched. If your luggage is the usual, dull coloured, add a bright tape so you can spot it easily among the others.
9) Put your cables in a spectacle case
This will prevent your cables from tangling with other objects in your bag or getting damaged.
10) Put everything in your pocket into a small purse at the security line
If you are one of those with all the coins and keys in your pockets, make sure you place all of them into a small purse before going to the security line. This will save you lots of time, and also not getting glared at.