Use a private or incognito window when booking flights and hotels online.
Travel sites often track your visits and will raise the price simply because you’ve visited before.
Wait to buy airline tickets until 3 p.m. on Tuesdays.
Typically this is when the big Airlines reduce their fares in order to compete with the discount airlines. If you’re looking to save some money, this is the time to buy.
Skip the wait at the baggage claim.
Even if it’s not, marking your bag with a fragile label leads to gentler handling by airport staff. Also, they’re often loaded on the top of the other luggage meaning it’s one of the first to come out at the baggage claim.
Use ATMs instead of airport currency exchanges to save money.
Many ATMs will offer much lower rates than what you can get from the airport currency exchanges.
Keep loose chargers and cables organized with a glasses case.
Use straws to carry travel-size amounts of skin care products.
Put a dryer sheet at the bottom of a suitcase to keep your clothes smelling fresh.
Use a spring from an old pen to protect chargers from bending and breaking.
Skip the long lines for airport bathrooms.
It may seem like common logic, but the first bathroom in the terminal is the most crowded one. Use the next one to skip the long waits and save precious time.
Use a binder clip to protect the head of shaving razors.
If you have clothes that need to be folded, use tissue paper to keep them from wrinkling.
Scan important documents before leaving for your trip.
In the event of theft or misplacement, it comes in really handy to have extra copies of your passport, identification cards and flight itineraries that you can easily access on your smartphone or tablet.
Use a pill container to keep jewelry organized and untangled.
A shower cap is an easy way to cover the bottoms of shoes.
Keep hair clips tidy with an empty Tic Tac container.
Tuck your soap and washcloth together with this easy-to-fold pouch.
Speed Up Going Through Security
When going through security, stuff your small belongings like wallets, keys, and phones into your bag before placing it on the conveyor belt. It eliminates the need for separate bins and saves you time.
Sit in the seats near the wing of the plane for the least turbulence.
The seats along the wings of a plane usually have the least amount of bounce when flying because it has more structural support.
For bonus points, travel with a power strip and be the airport hero.
On your last day in a foreign country, collect all your loose money and give it to the homeless.
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