Airport & Airplane TRAVEL HACKS


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

100 Replies to “Airport & Airplane TRAVEL HACKS

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  2. Hey Nadine,
    The front may be best for plugs but statistically if the plane crashes it is those in the back most likely to survive:)
    Also the majority if North American Airlines no longer overbook flights due to terrible PR when they have had to kick people out.
    Your hacks are fantastic though. Always love to bring an empty bottle at the airport.
    Haha, don't get mad, get sad. So so so true. My husband works for an airline and when people yell nobody wants to help them. If someone is kind and sad the staff will bend over backward to make sure they are taken care of

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  4. a dirty trick if you're facing a huge security line and you're running late is to call ahead or ask a skycap right away for a wheelchair. a nice $10 tip helps. right to the front of the line and you can usually bring your family with you.

  5. Use SeatGuru.com to check your seats. It tells you if your seat has power, tv etc.
    Use FlightView.com to track you flights. It tells you gates, flight changes and even shows you where your flight is coming from.

  6. When travelling, less is best. Have wheeled luggage (don't be cheap), get Global Entry (don't be cheap), have your own snacks, have mini kool aid packs to flavor your water, become a card member of an airline for the perks, know TSA's rules they are online, and have a neck pillow.

  7. If you check in online because you want to get a seat that you already paid for, I have found that they want you to pay a fee to pick a seat.

    I personally am not going to pay for a seat to guarantee that I get on a flight I already paid for.

  8. You could have also said to get a flight that is earlier because it is more likely not to ger delayed rather than a noon to afternoon flight.

  9. Overbooking has something to do With other Things… And. Every Airline is overbooking. Black BAG???? Come on honey, Make Beauty vlogs)))))

  10. When a flight ist cancelled You get everything faster and better With a Status or biz or First ticket.. Has nothing to do With Other things.all comments from You, nonsense… and your sentences about Lounge acess… Omg, You have No travelexperience…wasting there time

  11. 4-wheeled suitcases have a life of their own! My case took off across a road in front of a moving car, heading for the side of a parked car. And it also took off down the aisle of a bus when the bus braked sharply. Keep your hands on a 4-wheeled suitcase at all times!

  12. Haha all my bags I own are pink. My bag pack has pastel Lolita vibe on the art.
    Photo of luggage before you flight: I have the photo in 2014 I still use the same luggage

  13. Really, once i was flying through the edmonton airport in canada and we got there three hours early but still missed our flight because of the random side screening

  14. I read a good deal of the comments and didn't see this so at the risk of repeating something you already have, here goes:

    To avoid the long lines at Security Checkpoints———>Apply for "TSA Pre✓" and CBP (Customs and Border Patrol) "Global Entry". TSA Precheck (TSA Pre✓) is for domestic flights where after completing an application and proof of identity you obtain a KTN (Known Traveller Number) which allows you to use the TSA Pre✓ queue (line) bypassing the long lines leading up to the security checkpoint. Your KTN can be added right to your profile on your preferred airline ticketing site so it automatically appears on all future reservations. It costs $85 and the process can be completed right at many airports (https://universalenroll.dhs.gov/locator?serviceCode=11115V). Global Entry is similar to TSA Pre✓ but used for International travel. (A benefit of Global Entry is that when you are approved you also receive TSA Pre✓). It costs $100 and once an online application is approved, applicants must complete a background screening and in-person interview at their nearest enrollment center (https://www.cbp.gov/travel/trusted-traveler-programs/global-entry/enrollment-centers). Both are valid for 5 years.

    There is also "CLEAR". Best for people who travel frequently as it is expensive. It costs $179 for 12 months. It is a biometric program that is used to quickly confirm your identity. Visit the CLEAR Lane and verify your identity. They will read your TSA PreCheck eligibility on your boarding pass and escort you to the TSA PreCheck expedited lanes for physical screening. (CLEAR expedites the travel document check process while TSA PreCheck expedites the physical screening process. Many members find that these two services complement each other providing the quickest, surest route through the airport entire security and screening experience). CLEAR with TSA Pre✓ is the bomb! (Oops…can I say that here?) I've gone from the back of a 100 person line right to my own TSA agent by finding and going through the TSA Pre✓ queue. It is such a time saver and (most) airports let you keep on your shoes, belt, and light outerwear. Plus, you won't have to dig into your carry-on luggage to remove laptops, tablets or quart-sized plastic bags.

    Hope this helps!

  15. She's absolutely right. I used to fly all the time because of a custody arrangement. 3000 miles. One flight I remember completely was I had a 2 week old child with me because I breast fed, first flight was from KY to NJ then to California (that made no sense anyway). First leg of the trip I was seated next to a very nice man that told me I couldn't take care of my baby in the terminal, he grabbed my bag and ushered us into the presidents club then went away to his own flight. On the way back from California to KY, the plane in LAX was late so me and my 2 kids were late into O'Hare and missed the flight. My 10 year old girl was crying. Another wonderful gentleman who was in the military offered to rent a car so we could all get home. It wasn't necessary because the flight attendants gave me vouchers for a really nice hotel and food to get us through the next day. Unfortunately I didn't know Chicago that well and a random old woman that was waiting for her daughter took us to the hotel and asked if I needed to stop somewhere to get anything for the baby. For a really crappie trip everyone was spectacular to us.

  16. I’m going international for the second time but I’ll count it as my first because my first time was when I was 3 or 4 so I don’t really remember it

  17. I don't agree about 4-wheel suitcases vs. 2-wheeled. The wheels of the 2-wheeled suitcases are larger and roller blade type and a lot sturdier and you can use them on the road, sidewalks, tiles, carpets a lot easier.

  18. about the second hack (spefically at 0:43), do planes not have doors both at the back and at the front? every plane ive flied with has both doors.

  19. But if u go to the back of the plane there is less chance of u dying in a plane crash so like this comment if u would rather go to the back like me.

  20. tell the flight attendant to give you the full can of soda instead of just a cup it lasts you much longer and it tastes better… please add this.

  21. I couldn't check in online. I am used to problems happening… so I went to the airport 5 hours early. Couldn't check in there either. I needed special permission attached to my passport… Those 5 hours were spent sweating and stressing, my plane was boarding and would take off in 15 minutes, and after being passed off here, then there and no one could help me, my special permission came through but there were 100 people in line ahead of me. In my desperation I went to the desk by the cordoned area, the lady had just finished with a customer and I told her I had only 15 minutes before the plane took off and the people she had sent me to earlier couldn't help me to check in. She took me, it was over in 30 seconds and I had to run through the airport and got on the plane with only 2 minutes to spare. It took me 3 hours to calm down, things had been so intense for 5 hours, so….. I will never go to the airport only 2 hours before the flight, not the way problems folow me. And there was a couple also who were very desperate and the woman was snappy, arrogant and demanding to the airport personnel. The airport personnel simply left the scene with the snappy woman collapsed on the floor crying her head off and begging, please over and over. But it didn't do any good.

  22. What if you chose your seats already when you purchased the tickets? It let us choose where we wanted to sit so do you still need to "check in" or pick seats when that happens? (flying with Delta long haul flight)

  23. Great Tips! The only exception is sometimes if you are a person of color, you are treated much different. I remember I was waiting in line and when it was my turn the guy went right pass me to the white couple behind me and told me to just wait and let him take care of them… little did he know that the white couple behind me was my parents… Boy oh boy did my dad go off that day! How the agent treated me was worse than I am explaining but you get the point… I just hated seeing my mom in tears. I usually never tell her how different I am treated compared to my white siblings.

  24. I got to the airport in Aruba over three hours before my flight and still barley made it(showed up at the gate when they were doing a last call for boarding). It was ridiculous!! When not departing through an airport you’re familiar with, I’d recommended researching the average times it takes to get through security and customs etc. Had I know I needed to go through two rounds of security, Aruba Customs, AND US customs, before getting on the plane I for sure would’ve shown up earlier. I also got food taken that would’ve been fine if I had eaten it on the plane, assuming we’d go through customs back in the states.

  25. I have anxiety and panic disorder and this video really helped me. I have to go on a flight tomorrow by myself and I'm trying to avoid a panic attack. Although that might help because apparently crying helps. Now time to go take a picture of my bag because it's black.

  26. 5:40
    Yeah, I was in the line today bc we had to deboard our plane from a mechanical error after sitting in the plane for 2 and wait in a line and we ended up standing in line for 2 hours. The call would take about 30 minutes. We have to reschedule our flight for tomorrow back home, yay 🙄

    Edit: long story short, that’s a great tip 😂

  27. I bring my own water bottle, wear cargo pants fill in my passport info on the airline's website and checkin online. I download CheckmyTip, App In The Air and the Airline App to help rebook my flights. FlightAware is a great flight tracker app and I always track the inbound flight to see if it has taken off on time and where it is.

  28. I'm traveling soon and I've been watching a lot of these types of videos. But this was by far the best one. I liked how the tips were kind of like obvious but helpful because honestly I usually forget the obvious. But the fact that she used stories to prove the point was working and I'll definitely use some of these great tips!

  29. I heard my name being called for last boarding on the announcement system and I told the security guys that I was being called. They moved me right to the front of the line and I ran to the flight gate after that hahaha.

  30. I have a trip in 6 day im 12 and i haven't traveld in 10yr i remember the last time but i was 2 so im kinda nervous so i watch this and im excited

  31. Yes I’m going to go to the Philippines from USA to Philippines. And I’m not sure where to go my wife is going to meet me at the Cebu airport. Could you have any advice thank you much.

  32. I never worry about plugs. I have juicers.
    Why would I dress in layers thru the hot airport? Yuck
    Nice and patient…and crying…to a male or female? You're attractive. Easy for you to melt a dude's heart and get what you want.

  33. There was people trying to make it bsck to Africa but they were tireed and irratated. The guy started getting aggressive and cursing at staff. The airport security decided to question right after. I had to wait for a flight bc ive never been on a flight and i missed my first flight…i had to wait for 6 hrs to get on my next flight but they helped me get on another flight and it didnt cost anythingg. I was patient and stayed calmed. I was just grateful i didnt have to pay more.

  34. Just put a bright bandanna on your luggage when checking it. Or scarf, or colored tape. Like lime green or orange, yellow…. Black is good because you blend in and your bag won't look as dirty. There are plenty of things to tie onto your bag to make it stand out, that can easily be taken off. Then your are back to blending it, being low key. You don't want to be on the streets looking like a dumb ass tourist with the bright colored suitcase. You WILL be a target for thieves and scammers. Look LIKE A LOCAL.

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