Check the forecast before you pack! Don’t get stuck with the wrong clothes
for the weather.
I like to bring a travellers tube of moisturiser on the flight, because the
air can really dry out your skin. When I travelled from Melbourne to
Manchester in 2010 I bought a 750ml bottle of moisturiser to take with me
that unfortunately was confiscated, so I had a very uncomfortable 13 hour
trip. While I was in the UK I found these handle little traveller bottles,
which were like 100ml and weren’t enough to get confiscated. Also, bring
chewing gum, to keep the saliva flowing.
I think you spelled ‘Tips for flying by airline’ wrong. I’d be interested
moreso in tips for travelling without getting on a plane – I for one can’t
justify flying due to price and go on holidays locally, within my own state
or a few hours drive.
NEVER FLY THROUGH O’HARE. Never. This is how problems happen. Traveling
to O’Hare is fine. So is departing O’Hare on a non-stop flight. But don’t
travel *through* O’Hare.
The WSJ failed to differentiate the difference between leisure & business
plane ticket prices. For leisurely family vacations that is months down the
line, it’s Sunday. Business are Tuesday. Personal trips are
Tuesday/Wednesday during your local rush hour.
Kayak isn’t the best when it comes to ticket prices due to how they stack
the flights. Check out Hipmunk.com because it will compare prices based
on layover times. A $200 RT ticket may sounds good, but with a 5 hour
layover, it sucks. Hipmunk will show you that and a $210 ticket that
doesn’t have a layover as top priority.
Additionally, if you’re able to change your IP address to a difference
location, ticket prices do vary.
Aircraft are made of aluminum, steel would be too heavy!
Kleenex. Seriously. Whenever I travel I always seem to have a need for it
due to unexpected nosebleeds/ pen explosions/ crying caused by heart
That ending needs to be your catchphrase. Fo realz.
Any tips for first time flyers? It’ll be my first time on a plane, during
New Year’s, and I’m making the trip alone. Plus, I live in the Midwest
where the weather gets awful, so I’ll be worried about having delays and
cancellations in cities and airports I’ve never visited. Any suggestions
for those of us who get a little too anxious about new experiences?
ALSO if you use earphones with the squishy plastic ends on them ALWAYS
BRING EXTRA SQUISHY THINGS. They can get lost or fall off very easily so
its important to bring a few extra pairs so you can still use your
headphones while traveling
When you’re making your packing list, think through your routine when you
get up in the morning and your routine before you go to bed. Think about
what you always use and make sure you pack that, or have plans to get it
when you get where you’re going.
If you are flying and checking a bag, if possible, put everything you
absolutely need for the first night and everything you absolutely need for
the first morning in your carry-on. That way, if something goes wrong and
your suitcase doesn’t get there when you do, you don’t need to rush out
right away in a search for a toothbrush and clean underwear.
I have a wonderful tip.. Before you get on any plane, be sure to eat. An
empty stomach and flying makes you nauseous and could make you feel sick
the entire flight. Airlines do have free snacks so don’t worry if you don’t
have any money.
Definitely remember to drink water! I can’t count the number of times I’ve
ended up feeling unwell on trips (both flying and driving) because I got
dehydrated. If you get really dehydrated it can lead to nausea,
light-headedness, headaches, and even passing out. It’s very unpleasant.
And even if you don’t get that dehydrated, it can still leave you feeling
under the weather, and more susceptible to illnesses. Buy water, bring an
empty water bottle, make frequent stops at water fountains, just stay
hydrated. (Oh, and if you’re not a fan of plain water, consider the little
packets of powder you can pour into water bottles to make cool-aid and
lemonade and such. They’re small, pretty cheap, and taste alright.)
flights.google.com there is no better website for booking for flights!
When I travel, I typically bring a small polar fleece camping blanket with
me. I can roll it up into a pillow or warm up with it or cover myself if I
want a bit of privacy and dark.
Also, DON’T BRING UNSEALED WATER BOTTLES THROUGH AIRPORT SECURITY. You will
not be allowed through with the water, inane as it is.
As a seasoned traveler I have some things to add! 😀
most airlines, if you look, have a policy for at least one free cary-on,
and for women two (Purses) and they don’t care too much about the size. A
lot of airlines also allow for one free checked bag (although this is
becoming more rare). Look into the policy of the airline you book for
before hand. they all have it posted online or you can call and ask about
There is NO REASON on this earth not to pack extra socks, and underwear,
even if you have to pack light. There are a thousand reasons why you could
need those (it’s cold where you arrive, it rains, it snows, someone throws
you in the hotel’s pool, you get drunk, The list goes on.), and you lose
nothing by packing them.
When you pack your carry on, assuming you have checked most of your baggage
because why not if it’s free, pack at least a day’s worth of clothing in
there as well, pajamas included. It can take up to 24 hours if they lose
your bag to get it back to you, and you may as well be prepared in case of
2. GETTING TO YOUR GATE
when you’re traveling no one expects you to look your best. You will
impress no one by wearing makeup, your favorite high heels, a nice business
suit, slicking back your hair, or any number of other tedious things you
may normally do before getting out of the house. You are going to be on an
aircraft for at least a few hours, and all you’re setting yourself up for
is a long uncomfortable flight. Wear comfortable clothing, and sandles,
skip the belt if you can. You’re required to take off your shoes and belt
at security in any airport in the US anyway, may as well make it easy on
3. BRING ENTERTAINMENT
The only place that bests airports at the “Hurry up and wait” game is the
military. Be prepared to do a lot of rushing about and then a lot of
sitting about. Make sure any chargers or spare battery packs are in your
carry on, a lot of flights have charging bays, and the waiting areas before
boarding most certainly do.
My advise comes from someone that works in an airport.
1. Flights board 30-40 minutes before departure and doors usually close 10
minutes before departure. If you fly with Southwest this can make a huge
differenc since seats are first come first serve. Knowing this can also
save you from missing your flight.
2. LOOK UP. Signs directing towards concorces, baggage claim, and ticketing
are usually hanging from the cieling. Not to sound mean but it does get
extremely frustrating to direct someone to baggage claim when they are
standing directly under a sign pointing to it.
3. Be kind to TSA. You don’t like when people how to do your job, they
don’t like it either.
4. Wheelchairs/Skycapps. Have a little patience with some of these guys.
often they are running from one end of the airport to the other constantly.
On the average day one pusher can take care of 8-12 passengers. They also
live on tips.
5. Have everything ready. Make sure that your bag doesn’t weigh too much
and if it does have a tote bag to transfer weight. Keep ID’s, tickets,
other nessesaties at the ready. tickets and ID’s are needed at check in,
security, and sometimes at the gate.
I worked for a travel company, doing bookings and cancellations for hotel,
airline, and car rental. I would love to help you guys do a revisit on the
topic of booking travel and knowing what you can and cannot do, as well as
what scenarios you can expect (such as what it means if you get a schedule
change notice for a flight), the difference between your ticket number and
your PNR number, and “why the crap did that price go up I was just looking
at it a second ago aaarghsquidofangerbleeagggggh”.
ahahh…. Traveling to istanbul for 90 days in 23 days.. in between that
I’ll be flying to South Carolina for thanksgiving… so thanks for the vid
Hey guys love your channel it’s so helpful I h some videos idea for you. So
I moved to my first place and there where so many things I had to do and I
don’t know where to begin. And I know I’m not the only one. So I think
these would be good videos topics. I wish someone told me about so I knew
what I was getting into because it was all every stressful.
-how to change your address (get your mail forwarded to the new place)
-how to get an ID (sry if you already made this video)
-how to turn one gas and electronic in your name (talk about budget
-how to change your voters thingy (I’m a registered voter already and I
assume that when I changed my address it would do it automatically) I was
-getting to know your neighbors (is it good, bad, safe?)
-How do house warming work. Do you register like a wedding. (is that
-how to make a living well
For traveling abroad, I bring a sleep aid for the overnight flight to
ensure I get some sleep on the plane (right after you eat dinner take it so
you can get at least 4 hrs. Additionally, you can bring a thing or two of
Vitamin B booster (looks like Five Hour Energy) to take when you arrive to
take the edge off. Once you’ve arrived at where you’re staying you can take
a 1-2 hr nap but set your alarm – you want to acclimate to the time change
starting the day you arrive.
Antacid and antidiarrheal are also good ideas for when your eating habits
are interrupted or you’re trying new foods, just in case. Carry change with
you so you’re not stranded when the only public bathrooms are pay-only (a
lot of train stations in Europe like to do this).
Carry your important items like passport, money, etc in a pouch you can
wear around your neck but keep under your clothes – this makes it very
difficult for people to pinch your stuff when you’re out and about. I’ve
travelled with people who didn’t do it and got pick-pocketed.
I know that’s a lot but travel is a great thing – don’t let little things
put a dent in your trip!
Rilakkuma in the back!
(US centric advice here, but some may apply elsewhere.) In your carry on
bags, put all liquids (which have to be in small amounts) in a
sandwich-size ziploc bag before you leave home and make sure it’s in an
easily accessible pocket of your bag so you can pull it out easily as you
go through security. If possible, wear slip-on shoes so you can take them
off in security without having to deal with laces and hold up the line.
Take your belt and jacket and any jewelry or keys off and put them in your
bag /while you are still in line/. That way they don’t need to be scattered
about the trays provided where anyone can just grab them and run. You get
through security in no time flat by following these simple instructions and
it helps you avoid pissing off the TSA agents.
Direct from my mother, who’s traveled to more then 20 countries on her own:
” I’ve heard about a lot of those things, but don’t do most of them. For
instance, I don’t roll stuff. I fold like items very carefully & put them
in plastic bags. That way, when I unpack, I can remove the plastic bag &
get the item I need without messing up other stuff in my suitcase.
Also, do not plan on doing an 11 day group trip with what you can put in a
carry on. You’ll be on a bus with and eating meals with a bunch of other
people and will not be able to do laundry. In order to avoid offending
your fellow bus and meal companions, wear clean clothes and bathe daily.
You will be checking a bag, which on international flights with Delta will
be free (first bag; they charge for a second one). For the domestic flight
they will charge you (I think) $25/checked bag.
I’ve heard about the “best day to buy a ticket” theory, but have never
tested it or practiced it. If there is a price difference between Monday
and Friday, I haven’t noticed it, although the day you fly DOES make a
difference in price.”
I’m a big fan of SuperShuttle if I can’t get a ride from the airport. It’s
a flat rate for shared-ride service, and if you book with a second person
(friend, sibling, spouse, etc) their cost is way cheaper (goes down to like
$9). Plus some airports (like the San Diego one) have a separate row for
them with the taxi stands, so you don’t have to hail or solicit anything,
you just ask the kiosk worker, they confirm your name, and then tell you
which van to get into. Super simple and has worked for me many times.
The only downside is if you book together, you get dropped off together, so
that’s something to consider.
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