Travel can certainly be stressful, but there are many ways that you can at least make it easier on yourself. Don’t worry; you don’t have to scour the internet for travel tips and tricks because they are all right here for you. According to a popular internet forum, here are the ten best hacks for jet setters to consider before they board the plane.
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1. Use Air Tags
Never end up with lost luggage again. Or at least know where it ended up by placing Apple AirTags in every piece of luggage that you take with you. They are not expensive and will be worth the cost if you have to track something down. If you can afford it, get one for your carry-on luggage and checked bags. You never know what might happen, and you will certainly be thankful if something does.
2. Pack Smart
Packing is one of the most challenging aspects to travel. No one likes to spend their time in line for security frantically searching your bag for your ID. The best way to avoid this is to pack your travel necessities in small pouches for ease. Consider breaking them up like so: one with foreign currency, one with passport and ID, and one with USB chargers and adapters. Bonus, this will keep you organized in your hotel as well.
3. Bring Hangers
Bring some hangers with you if you are unsure about the type of hangers in your hotel. Some hotels have hangers you cannot remove from the closet, so you will be thankful for the ability to hang clothing up in the bathroom while you shower to steam them.
4. Bring a Pillowcase
Bring a pillowcase if traveling with a puffy coat due to the weather. Stuff the coat in the pillowcase, and you now have a comfortable pillow. This hack will also save room under the seat or in the overhead compartment, as you will not need to put your coat there.
5. Pack a Foldable Duffle Bag
Always pack a small, foldable duffle bag. You never know what you might pick up while traveling. With this duffle, you will not have to spend time rearranging your luggage and trying to fit everything in your suitcase. The duffle bag will be an added bag, should you need it.
6. Bring a Power Bank
We might not always like it, but we rely on technology nowadays. Especially cell phones. Be sure to keep a power bank in your bag so you can charge when needed. Outlets are few and far between in airports, as well as a hot commodity, so you don’t know if there will be one available. Don’t put yourself in a position where you will not have a phone for emergencies.
7. Use Your Phone Wallet
After you check in, add your boarding pass to the wallet on your phone. It is smart also to take a screenshot of it. Now you have two ways to access your boarding pass that does not require the internet to pull it up. You can’t rely on the service inside the airport to be working, so best to have a way to get to it.
8. Get a Travel Credit Card
If you travel a lot, get a travel-oriented credit card. You will earn points for travel, get discounts on certain items, and some airline cards even come with access to a lounge where you can relax before your flight.
9. Have Cash on Hand
Most people never have cash on them anymore. However, it is smart to travel with a little cash but not too much. Cash is great for tipping drivers and bellhops or to use in an emergency.
10. Get TSA Precheck
You will never regret getting TSA Precheck and/or CLEAR. The security line is shorter, and you will not have to remove your shoes or take electronics out of your bag. TSA Precheck is a considerable time saver and makes flying much more manageable.
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