Tips on getting cheaper flights, packing, what to do on the road

Tips on getting cheaper flights, packing, what to do on the road
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Tips on getting cheaper flights, packing,

what to do on the road

cheaper flights Smoky Mountain view boldlygosoloI’ve read a lot of great travel tips over the years. And I’ve probably forgotten just as many. So I always like reading stories on how to be a better traveler and of course get cheaper flights.

I’ve learned through experience to bring an empty water bottle to fill after going through security. That saves paying exorbitant prices to buy and throw out yet another plastic container.

For years, I’ve taken along photocopies of my passport in case I lost the real one. Having the passport information is supposed to speed up the replacement process.

Recently, I was intrigued by an item about an inflatable footrest for airplane travel. Seems like a godsend. I’m always looking for someplace to put my feet when I’m trying to sleep on an overnight flight.

On a site called Bookmundi, the post “The Ultimate Travel Hacks and Tips” provided many useful tips.

For instance, have you ever noticed that the more you return to an airline site to check fares for a particular flight, the higher the prices seem to go?  You’re not imagining things. Bookmundi suggests using “incognito mode” to browse. Who knew there was such a thing?

Besides Cheaper Flights

The section on airport hacks gave me several new ideas. Like downloading an app called Flight Board so you know your connecting flight’s gate without ever having to stop at an airport departure board. Or sticking a “fragile” sticker on luggage to get your bags treated with care – and possibly taken off the plane first.

Bookmundi also offers useful tips for being on the road. Such as downloading offline maps. Or making sure to have the apps best for traveling internationally.

I learned that one in Italy a few years ago when I discovered WhatsApp was the only thing on my phone that worked in the rural village where I ended up. Having it was a lifesaver. I could have wandered around that place for days before being able to get in touch with the friends who were waiting for me.

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