Or this could be titled as ‘Best Airport Travel Hacks’.
1. Seat Picking
An aisle seat will give you: one arm rest and toilet access.
Middle seat: Two arm rests.
Window seat: One arm rest, great views.
2. Battery Packs/Power Banks
Useful when you are stuck in a long transit and the free charging bays is constantly being used.
3. Book Flights On Tues/Wed
Depending on the carrier and on the flights, but generally speaking, it is a much cheaper option if you can fly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
4. Catch The Red Eye
No more time wasting or catching up on sleep, sleep during the red eye flight and arrive fresh in the morning for the sightseeing.
Tie bright colourful ribbons on your luggage but make sure they aren’t dangling out too much, it might get caught along the conveyor belt.
Wear it with your shoes so that you can take off your shoes during long haul flights.
7. No Belts
Get through security checks faster.
8. Get Out Through Departures
Stay away from the crowds at the Arrivals lounge, use the Departures area instead. You can hail a cab easily since they are there to drop off passengers anyway.
Bags labelled as ‘Fragile’ are placed last and removed the earliest.
10. Take Care
Following from the above tip, make sure your luggage can withstand a 6ft fall. And make sure to wrap the breakables in the folds of your clothings.
Don’t bring all your cash on you. Store them in roll-up socks, toiletry and amongst the folds of the book. Be creative. And if it’s possible, get two wallets, one for public use and the other with a lot more of the essentials.
Check the weather at your destinations and pack the necessary items.
Keep a photocopy of all essentials documents and keep them separated just in case you lose them or you got robbed.
Airports are famous for their overpriced stuffs. So get an empty bottle and refill at the drinking fountains.
15. No Instagoogletweetface.
Try not to post your flight tickets with the barcodes online. A lot of personal date could be skimmed from these barcodes.
16. Frequent Flyers
Sign up for frequent flyer or rewards programs. You will get more perks and benefits in the long run.
17. Carry On
In case of unexpected delays with your luggage, make sure you have all your important stuffs on your carry on. It is wise too, to have a change or two of underwear and clothes in your carry on.
Get them snacks from home. Sweets for the air pressure change during the flight. Bring along an inflatable beach ball for them to play with. Take a group photo of them in their latest attire, makes it so much easier to show/describe security if one of them gets separated.
19. Jet Lag
Run it off at the hotel gym or better still, take a jog around your hotel neighbourhood, taking in the sights, restaurants, convenience stores and even bus/taxi stops.
To eat first, try to order the kosher/vegetarian meal. These get served first.