'Travel hacks' for frequent travelers
Source: HolidayMe , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Wed December 21, 2016 10:12 am

UAE. Not having ‘enough’ money; scared of being stranded in an unknown country with a dead phone; or waiting with your luggage in long queues; which is your favourite reason not to travel?

To begin with, all these ‘fears’ are relatable and everyone amongst us has experienced them from time to time, but should we allow them to spoil our travelling plans? Hell No!

Check out, HolidayMe’s awesome ‘travel hacks’ that experienced travelers swear by and make your next trip easy-breezy.

Land in cheap flight deals.
Who doesn’t want to save some money on those exorbitant flight tickets? If you are looking for cheaper fare, make sure you book your flight tickets on a Tuesday afternoon or on a Thursday, because that is when the air fares drop a little.

Pro Tip: Whenever you are browsing an airline or a travel website for flight details, turn your browser’s “incognito mode” ON which ensures that these websites do not track your activity and change their prices accordingly.

One for Nomophobs.
Entangled wires, broken charger pins or simply a charger that goes missing amidst heap of clothes, documents etc. - If you want to avoid all that and more, make sure you carry charger & headphones in a glass case that would not only keep it safe but is also handy.

Pro Tip:  If you ever happen to forget your charger, do not freak out, call the front desk of the hotel you are staying in, 99.99% of times they would have a spare one left by some guest.  Borrow it for the duration, you stay there!

Find your luggage in a jiffy.
We all hate that “spot my luggage” contest at the baggage claim conveyor belt, don’t we? And, that embarrassment and pain of picking someone else’s similar looking bag? We have endured that, right? How about tying a cutesy ribbon or say a sticker on your suitcase for easy identification?

Pro Tip: Don’t want to wait forever for your luggage to arrive?  Stick those “fragile” stickers on your suitcases. They should be among the first ones to arrive on the conveyor belt and not to mention the staff will be extra careful while handling them.

Never ever lose your important documents
It happens more often than not that we tend to lose our baggage or wallet, while vacationing. To be caught without important documents in a foreign land is a nightmarish situation. Scan all the important documents, passport, tickets, ET all and have them emailed to you. So, even if you lose your originals and their copies you would still have them in your inbox.

Pro Tip: No time to scan? Click their photo through your mobile and upload them on cloud or email them.

Book two one-way flights
Booking two one-way flights through two different airlines can be cheaper than a round-trip flight. It may also get you better arrival and departure times as you can mix and match flights!

Get upgrades by booking an economy ticket with a Y or B booking code
Requesting for an upgrade while booking will get your ticket marked with a Y or B booking code, which means the flier is looking for an upgrade. Thus, if there are any open seats in the next class up from what you booked, you might get a complimentary upgrade. This works best if you're a frequent flier and loyal to the airline you're booked on.

Keep a go-bag of essential items
Keep a go-bag of your favorite items at the ready Instead of wasting time squeezing and packing and unpacking your favorite toiletries over and over again. This way you don't have to think about what you may need or struggle at the last minute.

Pro tip: Order samples of your favorite products online for free travel-size toiletries.

Minimize jet lag by sleeping right
Cut down on Jet lag recovery time by loading up on sleep before your trip, as well as starting to shift your meals and bedtime closer to those at your destination.

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