Between booking the right flights, planning and packing for all contingencies, and…
Ensuring your travels are as stress-free as possible, a lot of things can go wrong along the way. Luckily, there are plenty of people in the airline industry who can offer extensive knowledge on the matter. So I asked more than 80 airline workers including flight attendants, gate agents, ticket agents, and other airport customer service reps to share their best travel hacks with us, and we scoured the internet for even more.
Here are some things that could help make your next trip less painful: “My favorite travel hack is definitely the clothes-roll technique. I am often gone from home for several days, even up to three weeks, and I save space by rolling my clothes instead of folding them.” “Don’t sleep on hotel sheets that don’t have creases from being folded; someone slept on them already.” “Some airlines do offer reduced-price upgrades the day of the flight – there’s sometimes even first-class flights available. So be in the boarding area good and early during boarding, because this is when you’ll hear the announcements for last-minute upgrade purchases you might be able to get. It’s not for every airline, but it does happen.”
“I think it’s great we don’t have to travel in suits and high heels anymore. You can be comfortable. But you can also be classy and comfortable. Check your air carrier’s rules – there are still dress codes sometimes in first class and, who knows, maybe, miracle of the day, you’ll get that cheap upgrade to first class. Be comfortable, but if you can avoid wearing your pajamas, that’s great.” And “Use your flat iron to touch up your clothes when you’re in a rush and there’s no time for the ironing board.”
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