Travel is a beautiful luxury. However, no matter how beautiful it is, it can be tiring when considering factors like chaotic boarding procedures, malfunction check-in machines, overcrowded airports, and endless queues. We have put together these few tips to help you escape the hassles and enjoy a peaceful journey.
Pack Less: Yes, you heard right! You don’t need all that luggage. Pack fewer pairs of shoes and items of clothing. This will help you travel cheaper, easier and faster. You should try it out next time.
Do not Forget Your Sleeping Kit: Resting well is one of the tricks to starting great and this tip aims to help you achieve that. Your sleeping kit will help you get comfortable regardless of your seat allocation. Pack a comfy pillow, an eye mask, and earplugs; and you are good to go!
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Download your Airline’s App: download your airline’s app, confirm your reservation details and check-in beforehand. This will save you the stress of dealing with queues, check-in desks, and the like.
Organize your Itineraries: There are apps that can help merge your itineraries such as flight statuses, check-in times, nearby lounges, etc. TripIt, for example, will help you stay organized and in the know, should any of your schedule change.
Pack up some Snacks: This is very important if you are looking to skip overpriced foods. Snacks like protein bars, cookies and even fruits will suffice. It will help you save money and keep you full till you get solid food after landing.
Skip the queues with kids, they move slowly.
Bring Your Devices and Keep Them Charged: If you are going to be on a long flight, all your devices should be charged. Some flights offer free Wi-Fi and you could leverage it to read, stream or socialize online.
Don’t forget your Money, Belt & Wallet: This will go a long way in helping you get by in the cases of misplacement and mugging.
Get Travel Insurance: This covers for missing items and other travel-related issues. It saves you stress and funds.
Avoid seats located towards the toilet. You don’t want that smell messing up your journey.