It’s no secret that travelling takes a lot of organization. Of course, we can organize ourselves using lists, but sometimes this does not prevent us from encountering certain problems during our trip, whether we are on a plane or on a cruise ship. However, some problems can be solved with clever ideas. Here are some tips found by experienced flight attendants. Let’s bet that these will make your travel experience much more enjoyable.
1. Use Twitter to communicate with the airline’s customer service
The fastest, easiest, and most effective way to get in contact with the airline’s customer service is to use Twitter. Every time your flight is delayed, send them a tweet and you’ll be surprised by the rapidity in which you receive an answer (sometimes you can receive an answer after only 30 minutes). The customer service representatives can help you book a new flight, give you a credit for your flight and more.
2. Reuse hotel toiletries
Most hotel toiletries respect the 100 ml/3,4 oz rule required to go through security at the airport.
3. Use your hair iron to retouch your wrinkled clothes
Go to the bathroom before or after a flight and use your hair iron to make quick retouches on your wrinkled clothes. It is a quick and practical hack!
4. Avoid coffee, tea, and tap water in the plane
Planes don’t have access to groundwater in the air, a truck supplies tap water before each flight, and the storage tanks are not always super clean. Drink bottled water or better yet, bring your own reusable water bottle on board and avoid any water given on the plane or any drinks that require this water.
5. Buy a night mask as well as earplugs to sleep on the plane
Buy a night mask as well as earplugs to sleep before taking the plane, especially if your flight is very long and if you have planned stopovers during your itinerary. You will appreciate having them in your possession, and you’ll especially be happy not to spend money on overpriced ones on the plane.
6. Bring your own portable phone charger
Charge your phone or your tablet before leaving and bring a portable phone charger with you on the plane. This is useful in the plane as well as when you land.
7. Put all your essentials in your carry-on bag
Put all your essential objects in your purse or carry-on bag like a hand sanitizer, your medication, etc.
8. Bring a small number of beauty products with the help of your contact lenses case
You can transport a small quantity of foundation or hand cream in your contact lenses case. It is a practical hack to try if you want to avoid transporting your entire cosmetics bag with you.
9. Ask for more than one snack or drink
Unlimited airplane snacks? Yes, it’s possible! JetBlue airline offers an unlimited amount of snacks and drinks – so if you’re hungry, ask for more! Unfortunately, the alcoholic beverages are not free.
10. Tackle dry skin when you travel
Don’t hesitate to bring small formats of hand and face cream in your purse or in your carry-on bag. Your skin will always stay hydrated during your whole trip.
11. Every hour, get up and walk up and down the aisle to avoid getting swelled feet
Feet tend to swell when you are in a plane. If you have a long flight, get up and walk up and down the aisle every hour. This will help avoid this problem.
12. Avoid sitting in the window seat
Are you constantly cold? Avoid sitting in the window seat. Unless you have a blanket or a big sweater, you’ll constantly be shivering.
13. Use essential oils to mask bad odours in the plane
Dab a few drops of essential oils under your nose before getting on the plane to mask body odours, smelly feet or other bad odours on the plane.
14. Weigh your bags at home to avoid 200$ fees
Airline companies usually have a bag weight limit, and most of them can’t be more than 50 pounds per bag. Avoid paying extra fees by weighing your bag before you leave your house.
15. Keep a pen on you when you go abroad
You’ll need a pen to fill out the immigration form if you are coming back from an international destination. Flight attendants pass some around but they don’t have enough for every passenger. Plan ahead!
16. Save space in your luggage
You can save a lot of space in your luggage by rolling your clothes instead of folding them.
17. Bring your own snacks from home to avoid expensive airport snacks
Why spend a lot of money on airport food when you can pack your own snacks? This is an economical and practical idea!
18. Make sure your clothes smell good
If you want your clothes to smell good and to stay fresh in your luggage, simply slip a fabric softener sheet with your clothes.
Source: The Krazy Coupon Lady