Ultimate Airport Hacks
Okay, so let’s talk travel and airport hacks.
We have done a previous blog on travel tips, for flights specifically, which you can find here. However, when you are doing multiple flights and always going through airports, there are a few things, which may seem super simple and basic, but they really help you to fly through (no pun intended).
- Hand Held Scale
I can’t even tell you the number times over of years that I have arrived at the desk, found that my luggage is overweight (I am serial over packer) and then nearly missed my flight. All because I was stood weighing out my case and removing items to carry or transfer to my hand luggage. Simple, but effective time hack!
- Currency/Document Wallet
Mine is super bright and obnoxious so I can always find/grab it easily. My passport never leaves it. It also has space for tickets, other documentation and currency. I also have a currency wallet, with pouches for 4 different currencies. Each of them usually has an amount of cash in them so that you don’t end up in a country, stranded with no cash (See Cuba blog for that backstory!!).
- Regulation Size Clear Liquids Bag
Saves taking a plastic bag every time and helps a little with reducing single use plastics and wastage. Also makes it super easy when packing your hand luggage to just grab and go!
- Decent Size Thermos Water Bottle
Most airports now have a refill station, so it saves you money in the long run with buying water at the airport. It also helps to reduce your plastic footprint AND you will always have plenty of cold water on your flight. Again, not indulging in the plastic cups on flight and you will not get thirsty. Usually the stewards and stewardesses are great at filling them up for you too.
- Pouch for Hand Luggage
Another one, this time containing; flight socks, (doesn’t matter how old you are, they are helpful!) an eye mask, a pen and earplugs/headphones
- A final small tip, more so for when you have connecting flights and are stuck in the airport for a bit. Use the free samples in duty free as a way to help you freshen up between flights! Flights can sometimes make you feel a bit grim and, sometimes, you just want to freshen up. So this is a great way to do just that without having to pack a load of minis & liquids in your hand luggage.
These are small things, which may seem obvious, but they really do help make the whole flying experience more pleasant and save you time and money when you are on the go!
If you missed our last blog post, we were discussing ‘What is a Digital Nomad‘ – so make sure you go and take a read! Next week we’ll be discussing a follow up topic, so make sure you’re up to date!!
Until next time!