Summer has arrived, the weather’s warm and vacation season is in full swing. Chances are you’ll be catching a flight this summer - whether you’re going domestic or international, use these tips for a more enjoyable and efficient flying experience.
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Skiplagged - shows you hidden-city ticketing options to get you a flight for up to 50% less.
Hopper - predicts upcoming price trends
Has your flight fare lowered since you booked?
Contact the airline - some will give you the difference back in credit.
Give up your seat for a travel voucher.
If you’re not in a rush to get to your destination and you find yourself on an overbooked flight, let the ticketing counter know. They may offer you a travel voucher for giving up your seat.
Long day of travel ahead?
Head to the airport’s website to pre-book an airport lounge pass. Gain access to a quiet space with complimentary refreshments, magazines, WiFi, etc. There is an upfront fee, but it provides a relaxing start to your travels.
Bonus Tip: Email yourself a digital copy of your driver’s license and passport in case they are lost or stolen.
Even if you’re only travelling for a few days, a well-packed suitcase can save you time and stress, both at the airport and your final destination. Here’s how to pack like a pro!
Make a packing list ahead of time.
Download eBooks and movies onto your mobile device, tablet, or laptop for more room in your carry-on.
Wear heavier shoes and coats during travel to save space in your suitcase.
Roll, don’t fold your clothing.
Swap out your old broken zipper suitcase for a lighter, more modern one. Checking luggage can be a hassle. If you can, travel with just your carry-on.
For the perfect long-haul trip, invest in some good quality, noise-cancelling headphones.
Earplugs can come in handy both on the plane and in your hotel. Don’t forget to bring a pair.
Portable chargers can save the day when power outlets are in shorty supply. If you can’t live without your device, bring a charger with you.