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Never heard of these sneaky travel hacks? We’ve rounded up the best to save you time
1 Extra Essentials You might think it’s best to pack essentials in your luggage, but be sure to carry a couple of extras in your holdall too. Checked-in suitcases can go missing, so chuck in a few toiletries and spare underwear just in case.
2 Best seat in the house Head to Seatguru.com to ensure you bag the perfect seat. With over 1,000 seat maps from approximately 125 different airlines – all with reviews and tips from other travellers – the app also allows users to view pictures of cabins and sign up to real-time flight alerts.
3 Don’t ask, Don’t GET if first class isn’t sold out, most airlines may still offer discounted or even free upgrades. tip: call your airline 24 hours before and make sure to ask again when you’re checking in. sneaky trick: say it’s your anniversary.
4 Choose Wisely If you’re travelling as a couple and you’re able to book your seats, opt for an aisle and a window. This way, you’re more likely to end up with a spare seat in the middle (ie extra stretching room). If you do happen to have someone sit between you, they’ll probably be happy to swap. Win-win.
5 think Quickly if you end up having a delayed or cancelled flight, avoid the (usually very long) queue of passengers in the airport terminal. instead, keep calm and call the airline’s customer service line instead. tip: have this number saved – seconds matter when you’re fighting for the next flight!
6 Don’t BE a SHEEP Once you’ve arrived, instead of following the herd of passengers to the taxi rank at arrivals, make your way to departures. It’ll save you heaps of time.
Make your plane journey as painless as possible