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 wrenching goodbyes.
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! 😀
1. PACKING 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 it. 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 the worst.
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 yourself.
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 hahah
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 billing) -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 wrong -getting to know your neighbors (is it good, bad, safe?) -How do house warming work. Do you register like a wedding. (is that tacky?) -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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