Traveling Was Always Such A Hassle, Until She Learned THESE Brilliant Airplane Tips
Andrew Axelrod 5/25/2016
Traveling is usually a miserable affair, but there are some clever tricks we can use to make the experience a little more enjoyable.
Freeze Your Liquids
The TSA actually allows frozen liquids on the plane as long as they are frozen solid. Taking frozen water or other flat drinks on board is great to stay hydrated during long flights, especially when the attendants only come by every couple hours with 3 ounces of liquid.
Just about everything in the airport is marked up like crazy. To avoid paying for a $12 Subway sandwich, bring snacks from home. Snack bars, trail mix and small baked goods are portable and pack a good caloric punch for their size
Mark Your Bags
Chances are you have black luggage. Thieves love black luggage because so much of it looks the same. It can also be a pain to identify your bag among a sea of doppelgangers at the baggage claim. Tying a unique bandanna or similar cloth around the handle is a great way of identifying your bag from afar.
So it's a short flight and you'd love to have a rum and coke but you don't feel like paying the airline $11. No problem. As long as the bottles are under the 3 ounce limit, you can bring your own alcohol through boarding.
No need to decide between playing Candy Crush while on the plane and being able to contact your friend when you land in your destination. External batteries are very affordable and can charge multiple devices at once.
You can make an impromptu phone mount from an airline barf bag! You'll need three bags to make the supports for the phone so you'll have to ask your neighbor or a flight attendant for bags. Here's how to do it.
When choosing your seats, be sure you know what you're getting into. For instance, the very back seats don't recline, seats near the main exit will be highly trafficked by staff, seats by emergency exits have a lot more leg room, people with motion sickness will want a window seat and seats near the bathroom will be a little well... unpleasant.