Airport hacks every traveller should know
Traveling is fun and exciting, but getting through the airport can be a hectic experience. Savvy travelers know how to handle the stress of passing through busy airports. Airport hacks every traveller should know
With a little planning and proper preparation, there are many ways to get through the airport fast. I’ve rounded up the best airport tips and tricks to help ensure a smooth journey.
Use these airport hacks to save money and time on your next trip!
Bring an empty water bottle
Since you can only bring 3.4 oz (100 ml) of liquid through airport security, I highly recommend packing an empty water bottle in your carry-on luggage. I love this collapsible water bottle. It’s super convenient to store when traveling. Then you can fill it up once you get through security instead of paying the hefty price for bottled water at the airport.
Download or print your boarding pass and airport map
We are all addicted to technology, after all, it makes our life much easier and even made this awesome guide you’re reading possible. But just in case there is no free Wifi in your airport or super slow because every single person in this airport is connected to it, it’s a good idea to download your online boarding pass and the airport map on your phone. Or even print them.
Pack your liquids and electronic devices in the top of your carry on bag
We all know the rules when passing airport security: “Take all your electronic devices, metal devices and liquids out of your bag and place it in the tray”. Be smart when packing your bag and leave them where they are easy to access. While we are at it, only pack small travel size liquids in your carry-on bag.
Avoid High-Cost Airport Food and Pack Dry Snacks
As long as you don’t stuff your bag full of wet foods, you can place lots of good dry snacks like nuts or candy bars in your carry-on bag to prevent hunger headaches and overspending.
Check in online
To save a lot of time most airlines now offer online check-in. Use it! Nobody wants to be stuck waiting to check in behind ten groups with a stupid amount of bags and kids running around. Use the power of technology to your advantage!
Boarding takes ages, no need to rush
When there is a boarding call, the reaction is a bit like that in a bar when the All Blacks score: everybody jumps up at the same time and goes crazy. Boarding only takes 10-20 minutes. So, let the crowd go first and board in a civilised way after everybody else. You’ll all end up in the same place anyway.
So, tell us, did we miss something? Let us know more about your hacks before, during and after a flight.