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IN Travel & Adventure ON 02 Nov, 2016
Traveling in airplanes more times than one turns out to be a nightmare for many of us. Although the repetitive bunch of instructions that our airplane attendants provide seems to be futile to us, they may be of help at any instant. So, instead of getting annoyed at them and diving for your earplugs, pay attention. Because you never know what might happen next.
From jet-lag to dehydration, flying is not as cozy as it seems. Take a look at some of the travel secrets we got to you from anonymous airport insiders. Do keep them in mind.
There is no point in locking suitcases with zips. In order to identify tagless and locked bags, the authorities many-a-times can pop a zipper with a pen. And later, drag the locked zipper pulls around the back to close the zip.
Because, for your information, you are not provided with new headphones every time you board a flight. They are simply taken off-board, cleaned and placed back again. So, it's definitely better to carry your own.
This, for the very obvious reasons, must be practiced. Old tags are very confusing for the handlers of the baggage and also for the conveyor belt scanners. This may lead to the misplacement of the luggage and cause confusion. Often, they may be misrouted or miss their flight as well.
Being kind and polite to the employees in the airlines or the airport will definitely not cost you anything, but will pay you a good return. "The nicer you are to us, the more we can do for you. Ran out of beef? Ask politely and we will get you a fillet mignon from first class. Your neighbour is noisy? Tell us nicely and we might be able to get you a better seat," said a flight attendant.
On an average, it is found that the cheapest time to buy a flight is Tuesday afternoon. Also flying is comparatively cheaper on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. A big hack for all the travel buffs.
It is said to avoid coffee in the airplanes because the containers are rarely washed and cleaned. They are simply rinsed, no one bothers to clean them. They are always refilled. Just imagine the kind of germs that might be there.
A pet usually gets very terrified when is about to board a plane and fly. The take-off and landing are a big nightmare for them. The bag room authorities try to calm the pet down. But writing down the essential details, such as pet's name and the owner's name on the carrier is a helpful guide for the authorities, in a case of any mishap.
Incorporate these secrets while you travel and have a happy and safe journey. We would be glad to hear any of the secrets you would have encountered while traveling. Feel free to share them.
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