1. Download your favorite airline’s app
Apps are the greatest things since sliced bread. When low cost carriers, for example, hold their seat sales, where international flights can be had for less than $20, buying through the website can be next to impossible. With an app, buying a ticket is quick and easy. No lag time!
Once you have this installed, you can also use it to check in to your flight, and you can use your phone as your boarding pass. Plus, some airline apps also allow you to access selected internet content in-flight.
2. Choose morning flights
The weather’s usually calm in the morning, so delays due to bad weather (or traffic congestion) are less likely. A morning flight will also work in your favor, should your flight get cancelled or if you aren’t able to make your flight.
How so? Because it’s early in the day, you have ample time to arrange another flight. Chances are there are a number of other flights to your destination that will be departing the same day, which means you don’t have to postpone your trip to the next day.
If you do experience flight delays, cancellations, or denied boarding, skyrefund can help you claim compensation. They have a team of experts ready to take all the necessary steps to ensure that you receive what is legally yours. They charge a 25% fee only if your right to compensation is successfully protected.
3. Choose a seat towards the front
Make the most out of the airline’s seat selection tool—go for a seat that’s closest to the plane’s front door.
Upon arrival, those seated up front get to exit the plane first (those at the back usually wait 15 to 20 minutes for their turn). So the closer you are to the front, the quicker you’ll be able to step off and the more time you’ll be able to save, which a big plus if you have a connecting flight to catch
4. Use packing cubes
Packing cubes are the best thing ever. They keep your bag organized — I use one for shirts, another for pants; undies and socks go together in another one — and make the most of the space you have, too.
Packing cubes are available anywhere from sets of 1, 3, and 5. Just choose one that fits your packing needs — and color coordinated with your luggage or backpack, of course.
5. Book your hotel online
I always prefer to book my accommodation online. Not only can I see what the facilities and amenities are, I also get to compare prices.
There are many websites that help you find the cheapest room for the dates you’re traveling. They will let you search and book cheap accommodation with just a few clicks. You will save yourself a lot of stress when you plan your accommodation in advance.
Bonus Tip if you’re traveling to a non-English-speaking country where interacting with locals and identifying menu items can be a challenge. On iOS, there’s iTranslate, which has a text-to-speech feature and works in offline mode. On Android, you have Google Translate. Just make sure to download the offline pack in advance so that you won’t need an internet connection when you use it.