Airport & Airplane TRAVEL HACKS

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Traveling on and off for the last five years one could say that I’ve been on a
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lot of planes and through a lot of airports, so, I decided to give you guys
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and girls my best airplane and airport tricks tips and hacks
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Always check in online. There are three huge reasons why you should do this
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first things first is if you are on a long-haul flight older planes don’t have
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plugs
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some airlines let you know what seat up bugs in it plugs are important so you
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can choose the seats that have the plugs. The best rule of thumb is to pick
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a seat at the very front of the plane because those generally have a higher
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chance of having a plug
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Also if you have a tight connection choosing a seat as close as you can to
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the front
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make sure that you get off the plane first, which can add 5 to 10 minutes,
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as opposed to if you were in the back of the plane
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this is a huge difference if you were in that position where you are running for
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your flight + sometimes airline carriers over booked seats.North american airline
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carriers. Which means that even though you paid for your plane already, doesn’t
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necessarily guarantee that you have a seat on your flight
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Yes, so by checking it online you kind of get first dibs at seats
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Now if you are like me and you like to get your food first when you board a plane
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order a special meal
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these are of course dietary requirements, specific meals
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meaning that you will be giving up a certain food group like meat or dairy or like
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kosher or low fat but the benefit is
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that you get your food first so if you can live without a certain group you get
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your food first and in a huge plane
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this can be the difference of like 15-30 minutes
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You can also pack snacks, however if you are packing things like fruits or nuts
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make sure you eat it before you d board your plane and go through customs in
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whatever foreign country you’re in, because sometimes they have restrictions on
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certain foods coming in
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Don’t buy a black bag
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Seriously, don’t buy a black bag. Now I’ve had my luggage lost a few times down the
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first thing they ask you when you lose your luggage is to identify what your
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bag looks like. If you tell them it’s a black bag
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well good luck because that’s them trying to identify your bag in a big
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pile of bags if yours is the black bag
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it is going to be way harder to find then if it’s something that really
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stands out
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Also make sure you snap a photo of your luggage before you board this helps a
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lot with identifying what your bag looks like
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Four wheeled suitcases are always better than two wheels suitcases
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trust me, pushing your suitcase is going to be a lot easier than pulling a two
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wheeled suitcase
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Bring an empty water bottle
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you can take it through security and then once you’re past security you can
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fill it up at any of the free water fountains they have, and you have
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liquid that’s not ridiculously overpriced at an airport. Dress in layers
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Now airports have a “Katy Perry” problem
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aka, they are hot when you were going through the airport and when you first
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get on a plane and then they are freezing cold
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once you were on the plane. It is best to dress in layers so you can take clothes off
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you take clothes on depending on what temperature you want to be. Yes I
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personally love wearing some sort of hooded contraption like a hoodie
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you might call it or something that I can put over my head
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When your plane gets cancelled or something goes wrong the number one tip
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I can give you is don’t get mad, get sad. if you were yelling at airport staff
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that’s just like in a situation really, that’s not going to want to make them
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want to help you
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I mean I completely understand situation I’ve been, I’ve been there. I’ve been
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frustrated, I’ve been tired
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I’ve been pissed off, but yelling at other people
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does not get you anywhere at the airport they’re just going to go
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sorry nothing I can do. Whereas if you try to make them sympathize with you if
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there are a lot of other people having a horrible situation and a lot of other
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flights being cancelled
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you know we’re probably gonna look a little bit more favorably in your case
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this is personally led to me getting free flights rerouted
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it’s led to me not paying excess baggage fees
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it’s led to me getting a preferred choice of hotel and extra meal vouchers
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even when I didn’t even need a meal voucher just being nice and patient
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and also crying, crying kind of
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If you can do it you’re gonna pull off the crying, but not the tears
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Seriously crying people you know
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Also for more complex issues it’s all about who you talk to
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at an airport. Front counter check in staff can only do so much
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but there are customer service people and there are office people, there are a
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lot of different people that work for an airline that can help solve your
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situation on various levels
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you know what I’m saying. They can make things happen
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The higher the person in charge the better your chances
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also if you are currently waiting in line like a big huge line, and you’re like
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everyone else’s
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planes been canceled, try calling in the airline even if you’re in line
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try calling in the airline because sometimes that can be a lot quicker than
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waiting in the line to talk to a service rep
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Get lounge access now this can be a whole video in and of itself on
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different airline alliances and how to get a frequent flyer miles
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but basically the gist of it is once you get to a certain level you get
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lounge access and it’s wonderful
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basically lounge access is free Wi-Fi, it’s comfortable seats and its snacks
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Pretty good deal if you’re going to be in an airport for several hours and a layover
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you know, lounge access it’s quite nice.If you don’t have a frequent flyer miles
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and you cannot actually get lounge access try to see if you can pay for lounge
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access
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That’s right, certain lounges allow you to pay a fee to access the lounge is
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usually like twenty-five to fifty dollars
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Now of course you have to determine if it’s actually worth the lounge. I would
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say unless you have a layover of at least an hour and a half to two hours or
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more then it might be worth it to pay for the lounge access. If it’s anything
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less than that then you can probably find something else to do with your time
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and save yourself the thirty to fifty dollars
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Also if your airport doesn’t have free Wi-Fi you can always sit outside of a
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lounge and kind of you know
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cypher off their free Wi-Fi, yeah, Nadine’s
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recommendations. You never need to be the airport
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three hours before your flight unless you are flying like on a super busy
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holiday at the biggest airports on the middle of the day we do not need to be
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there for three hours before, two hours is usually fine for international or
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domestic flight 2.5 if you are a busy airport and you need to go through
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customs as well as security because security doesn’t take as long as you
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have to go through customs and security but really two hours is what I usually
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do, and I’m always fine with that
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If you are running late for a flight
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i.e., your flight is already boarding or is about to board
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tell somebody, tell somebody. You are waiting in line for security let one of
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the, the control
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I don’t know what they are called, but like one of the guards that are there know that
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your flight is boarding or is about to board because they can put you through
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magical priority lines that get you through security like that
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if you have a fight that is boarding or is about to board, like really tight
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schedule, so just ask them
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Also don’t forget to ask your fellow travelers if you are already in line
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ask the people in front of you, hey look explain to them the situation my plane
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is about to board or it’s currently boarding at the moment
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could I please just go ahead of you through security lines. Now this is kind of a
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mixed grab bag because obviously depends on who it is that you’re asking but
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people let me through before. I’ve seen this happen many times before unless those
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people themselves are late for a flight
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they’ll generally just let you through because if they’re not in a hurry then
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it doesn’t really matter to them. Don’t be afraid to ask
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airline staff directions if you are lost what’s the quickest way to get places. I
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have done this many times before I’ve asked them what’s a good place to eat or
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how do I get to this terminal or how to get to this. They’ll help you. Don’t be
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afraid to ask what I’ve been told crazy shortcuts for some of the busiest
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airport to go through like parking lots in these weird alleys, sounds sketchy, but
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it got me to my gate a lot faster than I thought if I just follow the signs into
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the normal way
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So yeah, that’s it. If I happen to miss anything else that you guys and gals have
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discovered on your travels
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please let me know down below in the comments. Yeah, thank you so much for
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watching don’t forget to subscribe to my channel for more tips and tricks and
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happy flying.
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Bye

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