17 Airport and Plane Hacks to note before your next flight
Equipped with these Travel Hacks, travelling has never been better!
Any individual who has been on a flight in recent times is aware of the constant botheration he has to face. Spending time at the Airport is a big problem, but then as luck would have it, there are various things that one can do, to experience a better flight. The following Airport and Plane Hacks guarantee to make the travel a smooth one, rather than giving a headache. One might be aware of some of these hacks, while some might be new ones. These hacks cater to both seasoned travelers and the novice ones!
1. Do exercise in advance
If time permits, then it is always advisable to go in for a mini workout, before rushing to the Airport. The great idea will lift the endorphins, while giving the required energy to the individual, to power all through the traveling day. It will moreover be much hassle-free to take a nap if the individual prefers, once boarding the flight.
2. Avoid alcohol
Another component that will help keep the body hydrated, while traveling, is to avoid alcohol. It will not only mess with one's sleep but will make the individual groggier, when he reaches his destination. It renders a lousy feeling if the whole trip initiates with a hangover.
3. Be hydrated
4. Charge the devices
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Always charge your electronic gadget, as much as possible, prior you're traveling is scheduled. However, if at all you are in dire necessity of the same, at the zero-hour, try to check behind the TV. Most of them, in recent times, cater to a USB port, so that you can plug and play with no worries.
5. Wing seats - less turbulence
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Another hack to avoid disturbance is to choose a wing-seat. How the weight of the plane is balanced, the wing-seats will be able to offer the least bumpy ride. If your luck is too bad, then the back of the plane is the worst place to seat!
6. Avoid security lines with TSA Pre-Check
If one is using the Airport App, then it will be a boon in disguise, as he is not required to stand in the long queue, for manual checking. If he is a frequent international flyer, the by registering in the Global Entry program will save time and botheration.
7. Finest air quality
If one is that sort of an individual who loves fresh air, then he should prefer sitting in front of the plane. The quality of the air is better and crispier. At the back end, it is generally on the warmer side.
8. Peace in the chapel
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Most airports have a chapel of their own. To de-stress, and dodge the noises around, one can always plan to visit the chapel. Another possibility is the business-class lounges, but if the individual is not a member, then quite a hefty amount will get paid from his wallet!
9. Bring your tea bags
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Most of the airplanes never serve world-class coffee or tea. And, if the person is a connoisseur of tea or coffee, then it will be best for him to carry the whole kit and caboodle, of his own when he travels. Any security check would allow an empty mug and some sachets.
10. Airport lounges
If the money in the wallet, then it is better not to waste time sitting in the central area, inside the Airport. Business lounges are any day better, where an individual can get away from noises. If required, can always catch-up with a small nap, along with snacks and drinks!
11. Free Wi-Fi
Most airports have free wifi for some limited time, enough to send updates or contact prebooked Taxi etc. One can always try his luck, though surety is not there forever. If he does not want to spend an extra penny to enter the business lounge, but then still desires to utilize one of the perks, with no cost, it is best to sit outside the room and tap into the free Wi-Fi! Of course, it varies from one airport to the other.
Some of these airport lounges are included when you have certain travel credit cards. Here are some US Travel Credit Cards that include lounges.
12. Pleasantries towards the flight assistants
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Though it is convenient, one has to appreciate this fact that flight assistants are doing their assigned jobs. It is hence, always better treating them nicely, rather than a personal slave. When requesting, one should be polite, with a small smile on the face.
13. Rebooking via customer service
The time, any particular flight gets cancelled, the reality speaks is that there are high chances of a chaotic situation, outside the ticket counter, in the Airport. To avoid all these confusion, it is best to have a word with the airline's representative and get the ticket rebooked again.
14. Permitted frozen liquids
Many of populaces are unaware of this fact that cold liquid can get a clean chit, from the security check. For instance, if one is going for an adventurous, long trip, and happens to bring back the cold water bottle along with him, it will liquefy later. The catch here is that the liquid has to be 100% frozen, though chances are very high, of it getting melted.
15. User-friendly Apps
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There are apps like Spotify Premium, where an individual can listen to music on a flight. These all types of the app will allow one to put the whole playlists and album in offline mode, even if there is no cell phone service, or Wi-Fi connection available, while in flight.
16. Morning flight to evade turmoil
One of the best things one can do is to book morning flights, to avoid turbulence, and enjoy the hazardless trip. Depending on the weathers formations, if somebody travels in the early flights, there is less chance for them to experience an uncomfortable flight. Generally, storms occur at the latter half of the day.
17. Airport app
Most are aware that it will take long at the security check, and it is very uncertain. Hence, arriving at the Airport should be planned accordingly, via the Airport App. Once after knowing the up-to-the-minute information, like the average wait time and security checks, they can arrive at the Airport.
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