Updated: Nov 29, 2017 5:45 pm
When it comes to travel hacks, they're a dime a dozen. We understand that everyone wants to take pride in their go-to solution, but in our experience, very few of them actually lessen the headache of going to the airport! We're not just talking about being at the airport, we're talking about the entire experience — coming, going, and everything in-between. Travel is supposed to be fun! Even if it's for business, being able to see somewhere new and unfamiliar on an airplane, well, it sure beats sailing around on the damn Mayflower, no?
The holidays will be here in the blink of an eye and you know what that means — primetime travel season. People want to get home to spend time with their families and rightfully so! But should it come at the cost of their sanity? We don't think so. That's why we put together this quick little travel hack guide for y'all to hold onto through the new year!
Keep scrolling for all the travel hacks you'll need this season!
According to an interview in Quora US baggage handler Thomas Lo Sciuto says:
"Your best option is to be one of the last passengers to check your bags. Bags will always be loaded front to back, so if you check in last, your bags will be in the last bag cart - which will make them the last on the aircraft and the first off at your destination."
He also recommends being polite and kind to airport personnel, suggesting the friendlier you are, the more likely things will go your way. We kind of call BS on that one, but OK, Thomas.
Clear Your Cookies
No, not those cookies. The computer cookies. By now, everyone should know that the more you search a flight (or anything, really) the higher the prices get. To avoid this, say bye to those cookies!
This can also be avoided on by going in incognito mode, but clearing your cookies is actually the safest, most effective option.
Leave 3 Hours Before Your Flight
Even if your flight isn't international, we're talking the holiday season, people! It's basically rush hour 24/7. While 3 hours may seem like a crazy gap, it's better than missing your flight. You never know what kind of traffic you might hit, what you're going to forget, how late you're going to oversleep. Just be prepared, OK? It'll save you a headache in the long run.