Airline travel used to be practically a deluxe experience and now it seems like you are added to a cattle car when you hop on a plane. These 8 Travel Hacks to Make Your Next Flight Easier should really help you survive your next trip!
1. Board and Blankets.
Always try to board early and snag any extra blankets that you can. Or once everyone is seated, check out the empty seats and see if there are any extra blankets and pillows. This will make for a much more comfortable flight and even a nice nap.
Load up on bottled water once you pass through the security checkpoint area. Not only will you be able to stay hydrated, but you can use the water to freshen up, brush your teeth before you land.
Invest in noise canceling headphones especially if you have a long flight in front of you or you are a frequent traveler. These are a lifesaver so you can escape listening to your favorite music and also block out any unpleasant airplane nuisances.
4. Comfy and Cozy.
Always wear your most comfortable and loose fitting shoes if you can. As you stay hydrated on your flight, your feet can swell, so leave your shoes on. Don’t walk around in your socks as I see some people doing because you can step in unwanted things, but a small pair of slippers make for a cozy option.
5. Go VIP.
Don’t be shy to ask for an upgrade to first class or an earlier flight if it works for your schedule. Being a flexible flier has its perks. Sign up for the VIP Club Lounge at the airport or if you choose, simply ask to use it should it appear not busy while you are traveling.
6. Keep it clean.
Your new best friends on any flight are always going to be wet wipes and hand sanitizer. Pack these amazing items in your carry on and use them often – for everything.
7. Charge up.
Bring a portable battery charger for all of your electronic devices so that you’re never left without your phone or any other item. Airports now have so many charging stations too, but keep your eyes on your phones so they don’t get stolen or left behind.
8. Plan ahead.
And last, but not least, in the event you don’t have a great Wifi connection at your final destination, take the time to download Google maps to your smartphone or tablet of your new surrounding area. This way you will have easy access to how to get to your hotel, the best restaurants, and anything else that you want to explore before you can get “hooked” up again.