Almost every human being likes traveling, right? Everyone wishes to visit a historic heritage site, a famous touristic attraction, a sophisticated art museum or some prominent castles. Or, simply go sunbathing on a famous beach. Yes, yes, yes. But, can I simply be magically teleported to my final destination, please? It would be cool if you were able to avoid the exhausting process of packing for the plane, going to the airport and all those procedures. Not to mention that flying can be super-expensive.
Don’t despair. The following list of ideas, courtesy of Diply, will save you some time and money.
1. Beyoncé was right: to the left, to the left!
Have you ever noticed that the left line at the airport is sometimes shorter? More of us are right-handed, so automatically we go to the right. Thank you, Queen Bey!
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2. Book plane tickets for the middle of the week
The day you choose to book a flight can make a great difference in your ticket price. Whenever possible, book your flight at the beginning or the middle of the week, since that’s the time when the tickets are the cheapest.
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3. BYOB, as long as the bottles are under 3.4 ounces
Long-hour flight ahead of you and you can’t really afford to buy a decent beverage on the plane since they can be ridiculously expensive. Well, now you know. You will save some money by taking miniature bottles of booze on a plane next time.
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4. Check out the seat map beforehand
Most major airlines allow you to view Seat Availability for flights, so take a look at these charts before booking and compare the seat map for that airline and aircraft on SeatGuru.com
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5. Bring food on board and save a ton
Yes, there is a variety of foods and snacks that you can actually bring on board. From now on, whenever you take a flight, bring your own food in order to save a lot of money.
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6. Pack that variety of snacks in a tackle box
Look at that pretty neat and genius box. Instead of spending money on the plane, take a little bit of everything in this magic box.
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7. Use an old sunglasses case or a pencil box to pack chargers
The plane can actually land by the time you untangle your headphones, let along listen to some music. To avoid this annoying process, pack all the chargers and the headphones in your sunglasses case next time. Pretty practical.
8. Wear bulky stuff on the plane to save room in your suitcase
Not only you will have some extra room in your suitcase, but you will be also prepared for cold weather.
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9. Bring an extension cord for the airport
For all you know, the flight might get canceled. So save the day and and be everyone’s favorite person.
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10. Weigh luggage at home and be prepared
Remember that one time that you had to throw away your jacket, or your heavy shoes? Next time be prepared and check the luggage’s weight at home instead.
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11. Get a colorful, patterned, or distinctive suitcase
At the airport, there are hundreds of suitcases and almost all of them so similar. Avoid confusion and panic and get yourself a distinctive suitcase. Neon color or a zebra design will do.
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12. Bring an empty reusable water bottle to the airport and fill it up there
This will save you a lot of money every time you take a flight. If you don’t want to drink tap water, you can buy a bottle with a built-in filter.
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13. Clear your cache to avoid targeted and more expensive advertising
Clear your history after a cheap flight search in order to make sure you get the newest affordable options.
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14. Put a ‘fragile’ tag on your luggage and get special treatment
How many times have you had your suitcase damaged? Or, even worse, you have found your souvenirs smashed. Label your suitcase ‘fragile’ and have it properly handled.
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15. Entertain the kiddos for at least half the flight with fun, colorful window clings
Not only your child… you will also have some fun!
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16. If you tend to get nauseous, opt for a morning flight
Plus, you should hydrate all the time and take a sit near the wing, since that’s where there is less turbulence.
Here are some additional travel hacks that will make your trip more enjoyable.