32 Airport & Airplane Travel Hacks

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  • Danielle Lintner says:

    best present I've received as a flight attendant: a big thing of double stuff Oreos for the whole crew to share. the best. (great tip!)

  • My dad always travels short distances for business, and has like so much frequent flyer points, and he always takes e in the lounges

  • ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?! I am SO grateful for this video because PILLOW CASE! Genius, and I never thought of it. Travelling with my family, we tend to have jackets, sweaters, etc. each. And we are a family of FIVE. Thank you for this hack!! 🙂

  • Not sure if anyone has said this in the comments yet but peppermint oil is also good for motion sickness and nausea so that could definitely come in handy for some flyers.

  • Athisaya Subramaniam says:

    you can also rent or buy movies on itunes so you can watch offline.it is a must especially on long fligths:)

  • Luna RikaRiko says:

    Please dont tell people to pack essential oils. This happened on our plane to Florida and I am sensitive to lavender. I felt like I was struggling to breathe the entire flight. They even spilled some of it. Which make it 10 times worse. DONT DO THIS. YOU COULD KILL SOMEONE!

  • Lisana Shidqin says:

    my friends put her identity card in the back of her handphone's transparent case, just flip you handphone at the employee! so you won't be worry about going through your purse to find the identity card🤣🤣🤣

  • most airlines will not allow you to drink carry on alcohol its actual a federal regulation against it. do research its not that hard. plus be careful if a flight attendant feels your drunk she has the right to remove you from the flight.

  • Using the same airline and cards with points simply dont work if you are from Europe. There are laws for how much a card issuer can charge a merchant, and it means there isn't enough for a good points scheme. And just booking whichever airline is cheapest is surely better?
    A couple of good tips though…use a fanny pack. Airlines dont count it as a bag and it can hold some heavy stuff, like a powerbank. And get a scottevest layer. I was once 4.5kg overweight on my carry-on, but after a quick bit of scottevest magic i wasn't any more 😉

  • Use the app tripcase to keep track of all your hotel bookings, reservations and flights. It even sends notifications right away when your filght gets delayed or changed.

  • It may look and feel awkward to wear a mask but serves a two fold purpose
    1) prevent airborne illnesses
    2) creates moisture in the air for nasal passages. Helped in my trip to Japan… Plus comforting with a lot of people coughing and sneezing that I wasn't breathing it in.
    3) separate but hand sanitizer that is alcohol free. I like the spray style (Clean Well original, Amazon). Also sprayed it on the tray table, arm rest and touch screen and used a microfiber towel to wipe it up and put in a Ziploc bag to wash later.

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  • Wisdom and experience from you. Travelling all these years, it will shine through. But not anyone can use plain experience, there are smarts and communication skills as well, which you have. Thank you!

  • Lucille Keating says:

    The mini alchol one works I’ve seen a couple people do this and security doesn’t even ask about it but hey have to be tiny

  • When flights are over subscribed for carry on luggage you sometimes are forced to volunteer your carry on luggage into the hold. Yet if you have a backpack they don’t ask you. Bring a back pack as your carry on where possible ☺️

  • Take a handful of those tiny alcohol wipes that are usually used in hospitals. Wipe down that tray table and perhaps the arm rests. The tray tables are a germ magnet- people put used tissues on it.

  • Yeah, can't bring only carry-on with neither WizzAir nor Ryanair. Unless you purchase Priority. Not sure abort Easyjet but these budget airlines tend to have the same policies.

  • I’m sorry but I really disagree with many of these tips. Maybe it’s different in the North American domestic economy but as a frequent international traveler, many of these tips make you the traveler people don’t like.
    1. Choose the seat you want and stick with it. I am beyond sick of having to argue with strangers, often in a foreign language over the seat that I booked. Time and again I get on the plane only to find someone already sitting in my seat. It’s very simple. Your ticket has a seat number. Sit there. If you have a strong preference about where you sit then book your seat ahead of time. This also significantly delays the boarding process and causes unnecessary confusion.
    2. Security generally won’t let you through with a water bottle, whether it’s empty or not. Also, the airlines will still give you that plastic cup with a bit of water in it rather than directly pour the water into your water bottle. It’s a shame and makes me cringe each time at the enormous amount of unnecessary waste, but that’s how it can go.
    3. Don’t bring alcohol. Just don’t. It’s also illegal in many countries to even have alcohol, especially in the Middle East. It’s not good for you on a flight anyway, though many airlines still serve it to you for free through the flight, so why bring your own and risk another incident sky high.
    4. Again, maybe it’s different in the North American domestic market, but for god sake check your bag. The first bag, and sometimes the second bag is free. Why go through the trouble of finding alternative solutions for things like toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, etc, when you could just bring your favourites with you. It allows you to travel light with just a handbag or small backpack. It’s this ‘no check’ mentality that is causing confusion and delaying to boarding process as people cram the overhead bins with way too many things. In more than 10 years of frequent travel I’ve had my bag list once and I’ve paid for checked luggage 3 times. Each time was worth every penny. Finally, it’s no faster than having checked luggage. Once you get through that nice 30 minutes to 3 hours line at immigration, your bag is sitting there waiting for you. It takes 30 seconds to pick it off the carousel, check the tag to make sure it’s yours, and be on your way.
    5. No one likes people who jump the lines. Find the line that matches your description (economy, foreign passports, etc) and follow it.
    6. Really try to avoid the use of perfumes and essential oils. It’s inconsiderate of the people around you. Maybe take a small tube and sniff it as needed, but be discreet and put it away ASAP. The bathroom may be a better place for this as there is better ventilation to quickly whisk the scent away. I personally am allergic to commercial perfume and have had some miserable flights where I could barely breathe because of the people around me.

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  • Carmen Irizarry says:

    Very good! Thank you for the information. I knew most of the things, but I have forgotten. Others were completely new. Congrats!

  • Skip security with a rewards card. More proof that the TSA is bullshit security theater. Any jack ass terrorist can just get a "rewards card" and breeze past security. What a fucking joke.

  • ryleigh clark says:

    i don’t see what’s wrong with checking bags? i personally am SUCH an overpacked because i get anxiety that i may be in dire need of a specific thing

  • TheSilveryew says:

    Great video! Would perhaps not pack my own alcohol to drink onboard as many airlines and countries have laws against this. Id anything drink water, as you say, the air is much drier in the aircraft cabin!

    Something I did when flying home to see my parents when I was at uni abroad was to check in, pass security and board the plane with my textbooks in my arm. My weight allowance for hand luggage was never checked when I did this, and after all, I was a studious student just holding her books 😉

    I would also suggest: Wear the heaviest and bulkiest items of your luggage to save on checked luggage/hand luggage weight.

  • Regina Rodeghiero says:

    Rather than using essential oils and possibly causing someone to get allergies I reccomend an aromatherapy inhaler it's like a little tube filled with scents that you can sniff my sister has one

  • Sarah Coppens says:

    This was awesome! The pillow case is genius! Looking froward to trying that out 🙂
    I love my kindle for books on a plane. You can have a variety of books depending on what you are in the mood for and doesn't take up much space♡

  • Maybe because I am a frequent traveller, I didn’t hear anything I don’t already know. I would like to add more. Check out the airport site map if it’s your first time there, especially if you have a short transit time. You can even check out where the Gates are, though be prepared for last minute changes. If you have a long layover , check out where rest areas are and what food is available so if you don’t use a lounge, you can have access to these. Some airports like Incheon , Changi and Ho Chi Minh even have areas you can snooze comfortably so if you arrive late at night and don’t want to check into a hotel till the next day , you can avail yourself of these. Some airports have shower facilities that you use either free or with a small charge , good for transits.

  • So why can you check-in online 24 hrs in advance but can't check-in in person more than 3hrs before the flight? Would it be a good idea to arrive at the airport very early and use the airport wifi to check-in on line?

  • Do you know if there is a piggy back allowance when you have global entry? My partner doesn't have it and we are traveling soon.

  • Delisa Rogers says:

    Compression socks are the best for long flights!  I won't go on an overseas trip without them at this point…  avoid blood clots, but more importantly, your feet won't swell.

  • HeyGuysHave121 says:

    There was no link at the end of the video as you mentioned that it will be for the free WiFi on all airports, or flights you said.

  • You can bring your own alcohol on a plane???? I'm guessing this is an American thing. I've never heard of it before.
    Essential oils on a plane – please don't. Maybe dab before you leave home if you need to, but not on a plane. Not everyone likes the same fragrances.
    In Australia, if they do weigh your carry on at the gate (not always, but sometimes they do), the weight is the combination of all carry on items.

  • EbonyLove Anderson says:

    I love this ,,,,🤩I love the one about screen shooting your boarding pass,,, That is always been a hassle for me.🤯💖💖

  • travel with an entire library with ebooks on phone , not much different than a paperback except the back lighting is easier on the eyes.


  • Lavander may be use to calm screaming babies too by rubbing a little bit of it behind their ears and the inside of their arms.

  • All the people complaining here to strong scents inside an airplane plain should think twice before complaining so much. I'm also very sensitive to strong scents, it causes my eyes to itch, my nose, and I can get a stuffy nose too. I much rather have strong scents, and not have a person smoking next to me as it used to be 40 years ago. Some people just complain about every thing. What about the person seating next to you who takes off the shoes, and he or she has a horrible smell? Or maybe that person's body odor is too strong and plain nasty! What would you do?
    I rather have a person with a lavander scent next to me!

  • Out of sfo and lax – having clear is incredible – don’t know if that’s a hack – thanks for the tips

  • Irene Bongulielmi says:

    It's actually forbidden to drink your own alcohol on an airplane! You can transport it, but you're not allowed to drink it on the flight. Trust the word of a flight attendant: don't do it, it's illegal!

  • E Williamson says:

    When I fly it's nice to give chocolates to the flight attendants. They love it and they offered free drinks to me 😍

  • for people that travel often outside of the USA please dont get an american express. finding places that accept it is very difficult if not downright impossible.

  • NEVER use the water from the aircraft. It's the most contaminated. I know this from articles and a friend who is a stewardess.

  • You don't actually get to skip security if you have the Platinum card…. However, they will reimburse you for precheck.The card is $550 a year. I suggest people do the math to see if it's worth it to you do it. There are great perks but unless you Uber $15 worth a month, and actually travel enough to make use of the lounges, not worth it. You can often buy lounge passes heavily discounted on Ebay.

  • My best tip 4u would be.. Avoid getting the flu or soar throat before travelling!

    Stay away from people who are sick.
    Keep your hands away from your eyes and mouth.
    Use hand sanitiser regularly throughout the day.
    Drink plenty of water..keep hydrated to cleen up your system.
    Get plenty of sleep to boost you ammune system.
    Brush your teeth and tongue more times than usual per day.
    ..Happy travels! 😘

  • I always, always travel with ear plugs. They block out a lot of airplane noise, also, screaming babies. I know they suffer because of the air pressure. I feel so sorry for them.

  • Instant oatmeal is actually a lifesaver. If you go to coffee so it’s like three or four dollars. Whenever I travel I bring it with me and just asked for hot water and I take a couple sugar packets.

  • FLY PRIVATELY. Once you try it you'll NEVER go back to the commercial airlines again. On my last trip, from the time I arrived at the airport it was “wheels up” in 11 minutes. No dangerous TSA micro-wave scanners to damage your skin or eyes. (And no need to “opt-out” from the micro-wave scanner.)

    Yes, I gave up my Concierge Key (this is above Executive Platinum) status, miles, first class seat, Admirals club, and all the other perks but it is OH SO WORTH IT. And lose the nose ring.

  • Strong scents give me migraines so NO to the perfume and oils , the water on flights is known to have a massive amount of bacteria in it so no thanks! golf balls are heavy so won't be doing that lol x

  • Rolando Mîchel says:

    I'm gonna need to be clippin' those lawless bangs… be stoppin' by the Salon sometime this week and we'll bring you back from the edge.

  • Oh my gosh! Make it your lock screen? That is genius girl! You saved the best for last. I don't know why I didn't think of that.

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