WI-FI WISE AT SEA

Sunday Herald Sun - Escape - - YOUR VIEW -

When us­ing Wi-Fi on a cruise ship it is of­ten ex­pen­sive and very slow. To make the most ef­fi­cient use of my WiFi pack­age, I write my emails and save in drafts or out­box on my lap­top or iPad. I then con­nect, up­load and down­load and then dis­con­nect. If you do this very early in the morn­ing or late at night it is quicker than in day time. I of­ten man­age with one pack­age for the cruise. Def­i­nitely do not use the ship com­put­ers as you have to log into your email to write your mes­sage and this can use up your al­lo­ca­tion very quickly. It once cost me $15 to send one email by that method. MAREE MENZ

PLUCK THEM OUT

Air­port se­cu­rity staff who mon­i­tor hand lug­gage X-ray machines some­times mis­take tweez­ers with scis­sor han­dles for ac­tual scis­sors. This means they need to check your bag and then X-ray it again, wast­ing pre­cious time. Take for­ceps-type in carry-on and pack scis­sors-type in checked-in bag­gage. JOANNE VERIKIOS

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