11 Tips That Experienced Travelers and Airline Workers Usually Don’t Share


Most people are afraid to fly on planes and that is also linked with the discomfort that air travel brings — it often seems we’ve forgotten to take anything important, that we are afraid to be late, and that we pray for a smooth landing from the moment we get on the plane. To order to prevent needless worries, it’s best to dress for your flight a little differently.

1. Tissues can replace a bottle of perfume on a short trip, while parchment paper will prevent wrinkles.

It’s pretty simple: take an ordinary tissue, spray it with perfume and place it close to your clothing item’s collar, then fold it in the usual way. The longer the tissue stays with the fabric, the more the perfume scent will be transmitted.

Using the baking parchment for easy-to-crease products is safer— it is denser and avoids the appearance of unnecessary folds on clothing.

2. Vacuum cleaner and reusable bags are helping to reduce the number of products.

Wrapped up clothing items can be wrapped in plastic bags and almost fully zipped, leaving a small hole behind. The air should be squeezed out through this hole with the help of a vacuum cleaner, after which the bag should be zipped tightly. It is safer to use separate vacuum bags if you have a lot of things to take with you.

If something spills into your luggage, this form of packaging can help you arrange items by category and secure your clothing.

3. Extra muscle exercises will help you get rid of jet lag.

If you are running a few miles or dedicating an hour to fitness training before a plane, it will be easier and faster to go to sleep after your flight because of your muscle tiredness. It will help your body to better adapt to another time zone.

3. The more luggage stickers you have on your suitcase, the greater the chances of losing them.

If airport workers fail to notice an old label during check-in, the baggage department’s machine may scan the barcode and accidentally send your luggage in the wrong direction. That is why on connecting flights baggage sometimes gets lost. To order to avoid this scenario, it is better to check in your luggage for each section of the journey, rather than checking it in at its final destination.

The first thing the airline does, which discovers the ownerless luggage, is to open it to decide the owner by the inside items. That is why holding a stamp or a sticker with your contact information and address inside is a good idea.

4. An ordinary candle will guard your suitcase and shoes against dust, snow and rain.

5. A T-shirt can replace a cover for your suitcase.

Here’s how you can do it: you can put the T-shirt over the suitcase so that its long handle goes through the neckline. Often, make sure that a cut is made at the point where the side handle is used by the loaders to hold the luggage.

The cover can create extra protection against harm and also deter any potential burglary, as thieves prefer luggage that can be easily opened and avoid bags and suitcases in covers or those covered in the film.

6. Your phone battery charges faster and lasts longer if you keep it in the refrigerator.

This trick is good if you’re in a hot country, and want to properly charge your battery before you leave. Place the phone in a watertight plastic bag and put it on the refrigerator’s lower shelf. Take full responsibility after several hours.

7.  You can bring your waste bag on board free of charge, but you may be charged extra for a handbag.

The hand luggage has to be packed in the luggage compartment above you during the flight, or put in front of you under the bench. Therefore, it is safer not to keep papers, tickets, money, a telephone or a charger in it. Often also a crossbody bag or clutch (even the small ones) comes under this criterion. However, if you have other things in your carry-on bag, some airlines may ask you to pay for extra space.

A waist bag is not considered a full carry-on bag, nor is it appropriate for you to place it in the luggage compartment. There is no extra charge for that, even on-board airlines with strict rules on baggage. So you should keep your most important item

8. A look that is too stylish can be the reason why you might be asked to go through a full security inspection and made to remove all your clothes.

Modern scanners can see through a human, but they can’t distinguish trendy jewellery from a dangerous object even at all. If you do not want to end up being searched and told by the security officers to remove all your clothing, be sure to put all your accessories (including belts and jewellery) in your handbag before the checkpoint.

9. A heating pad can relieve muscle tension, while a massaging pillow can help relax your neck.

Within a few minutes, a heating pad will heat up to 120 ° F and keep the heat warm for 3-4 hours. It relieves muscle pain and anxiety and, if it is cold on a plane, it warms you up. The main thing is to trigger the “hot system” before the security check so that its filler is solid from a liquid.

While choosing a travel pillow, you should pay attention to three things: the presence of a fastener to secure it to a suitcase or a purse, so that you don’t have to hold the pillow in your hands or place it in your pocket; whether the natural neck position is off while using the pillow; additional functions such as built-in massagers that prevent the neck from becoming numb and provide com.

10. An airline might ask you to change your seat, even if you have already paid for it.

When you paid for a seat on a plane, and you’ve been asked to change it in the end, there’s no point in arguing with onboard workers— they just follow their instructions. The best way to do this is to submit a written claim to the airline and have them refund your money.

It’s important to know that parents with babies are given seats in the first row of the economy class section, and passengers with animals are given seats beside the doors. Kids, pregnant women, elderly people and those with any health issues should not be sitting in the emergency exits. Hold these rules in mind during online check-in, to avoid unnecessary trouble.

11.  Some masks are good for wearing on planes, others are better to be used on the ground.

The air in aeroplanes is dirty and dry, which is why wearing a medical mask on flights that last longer than 3 hours is safer. Especially when the flu season is here.

A gel mask can be helpful too— if you keep it under a stream of cold water to cool it off, you can use it to relieve a slight headache. It is safer to use a moisturizing cloth mask after the ride.