Airport Hacks You Need To Know
Its summer time and people are getting ready to travel. Kids are getting out for the summer, as well as teachers, it's getting warmer across many destination spots in the northern hemisphere and kids are taking their graduation trips.
Traveling can be a pain especially if you don't do it often. I travel as much often and have developed my own hacks to speed up and simplify the process of traveling in a airport. Even though I would considered myself a seasoned traveler, some of these hacks I didn't know. I found the list on Elite Daily and there are 12 hacks on their list so here are a few. If you want the full list click here.
FACT: Staying hydrated while flying is IMPORTANT. And while you could buy a bottle of water at the airport, you’re a regular travel junkie, so the last thing you want to do is waste money on anything other than experiences. To get around this problem, bring an empty or reusable water bottle with you. That way, you’ll never find yourself high (in the sky) and dry.
You need an outfit you love to travel in, one that seamlessly blends comfort and functionality. That means you should wear comfortable yet chic clothing, and opt for an ensemble with high utility.
Global Entry is a must-have for anyone who travels abroad.
Here’s why: After you’ve returned to the US, you get to skip the long lines and head straight to the customs checkpoint, where an officer will quickly double-check your credentials and send you on your merry way. As an added bonus, Global Entry approval also comes with TSA PreCheck, so you’re basically getting a two-for-one deal.
To apply, you simply fill out the online Global Entry application, pay a $100 fee and wait for conditional approval (usually around 3-4 weeks) before scheduling your follow-up interview.
Airports are notorious for jacking up the prices on everything, especially food. Avoid spending an arm and a leg by packing your own snacks. Go for protein bars that are high in fiber. In the event of delays or long layovers, you’ll be grateful you brought something to eat.
This is my own hack. I have been flying since before I could remember and one thing I have come to a conclusion to is when arriving at the airport is to be simple.
You already know you will be going through security so why arrive at the airport with jewelry all over you, a huge belt, complicated shoes, cluttered pockets. Most of the stuff can be put in your purse/backpack.
I personally when arriving at the airport have my I.D. in my pocket and thats it. I usually carry my belt, wallet, phone, real shoes in my backpack. Once I get through security then I load my pockets with my normal gear and change into my normal shoes with laces. I usually have slip-ons to get through security.
I always carry a spare shirt, deodorant, toothbrush, and those comfy slip-ons incase i get stranded somewhere, so I can at least feel semi-put together once I get to my final destination.