Last Updated on January 15, 2019
It is a known fact that airports can be very annoying sometimes. It is one of people’s most hated parts of traveling. But luckily, every airport has special rules that are known only to the employees.
For example, they know how to get gifts from the air companies and where are the best places for cheap and tasty foods. If you travel constantly, then you have to take notes of all these tricks. They are extremely useful, especially if your flight got delayed.
So to all travel enthusiasts, here are the 10 unpopular tricks that will help you in every airport.
If you don’t like traveling alone, take your pet with you!
It is not impossible to have your furry friend right by your side in a flight. All that you need is a special paper from your psychologist confirming that you need your animal for ESA (emotional support).
There are many European and American airlines that don’t have a problem with your pet being next to you on board. But before the flight, make sure to take the permission from the airline.
Do you want a cheaper, smooth flight? Travel at night
Our dream flight is to be cheaper, no turbulence, no crying children, and a lot of empty seats. It is possible if you decided to travel during the night. According to statistics, there are always fewer passengers and travelers with kids during the nights. Plus, planes are rarely delayed and the lines will be shorter.
Moreover, storms often happen in the day’s second part, but at night, the air is cleaner and fresher due to the lack of sunshine, which is why turbulences rarely occur.
Go where employees eat
Always check the reviews to find out where the closest diner or cafeteria is located, but focus on the places where employees go for lunch or for a break. It is the only way you can find a meal that is as cheap as the coffee in the Duty-Free zone. After all, it is best to experience jet lag when your stomach is full.
If your flight is delayed or you are just a little way too early in there, here are the spots where you will find free Wi-Fi:
– The area near the lounge zones.
– The waiting rooms (close to Duty-Free stores).
– Capsule hotels.
– Cafes or anywhere near them.
Go to the “Lost and Found” to get free charger and headphones
There is a place in every airport where they keep lost and forgotten items, and if no one came back for a cheap thing, then employees will give it away for free. You can get headphones, phone charger, umbrellas, and many other things that are too cheap but very useful.
Each seat has an advantage, decide which one works best for you
– The front of the seating area is where the flight attendants start serving drinks and food. But it is also where passengers with children are seated.
– Near the wings, the jolting will be less. But the distance between seats is wider in accordance to the emergency exits.
– In the back, you will always find a line of passengers waiting to use the toilet. Not everyone seated there has the option to choose what to eat. But there is always space and free seats next to the window.
Check in your luggage last to get it first
Always check in last so you can get your bag at the very beginning. Also, try to always travel with a “girly” luggage because they are the ones to be treated gently.
Women often carry fragile things like perfumes and they are always ready to create a scandal if anything got broken. However, you don’t have to buy a very girly luggage, just a bright one.
Get a pass to the lounge zone
If you are going to stay in the airports for a long time, then it is best to buy a pass to the lounge zone. They are mostly offered to the passengers for € 30–50 per night. At least you will have access to free Wi-Fi, comfortable couches, and great food.
You will end up saving a lot of money spending your night there, and not in a hotel room or going from one restaurant to another.
You can take 3 oz of liquid on board, even alcohol
You are always allowed to pack 3 oz of juice, alcohol, water or any liquid you would need on board. Make sure to place them inside plastic bags, though. The only exception is your baby food. They are completely allowed to be packed in large amounts, but of course, only if there is a child with you.
Prepare for a jet lag
One or two days before your flight, change the local time of your destination and plan your schedule according to it. For instance, if you are traveling to Moscow from New York at 3 p.m. then the time in Moscow will already be 10 p.m.
So basically, you have to sleep immediately once you get there like you have been there already. It is best if you didn’t sleep the night before. Also, don’t sleep on the plane!
Most importantly, avoid coffee, tea, alcohol and any drink that could energize you.