20 Travel Hacks that even Frequent Fliers Don’t Know

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No matter what reasons you’re traveling for here are 20 awesome travel hacks that will make your journey stress-free, time-saving, and enjoyable.

  1. Book two one-way flights for better deals.
  2. Clear your cookies and search history for cheaper fares.
  3. Know that you have a 24-hour window to get a refund.
  4. Download your airline’s app for flight info and paperless boarding.
  5. Prepare a go-bag of essential items.
  6. Keep an extra set of cables and chargers ready.
  7. Pack a squishy carry-on that can squeeze into most overhead bins.
  8. Roll clothing up and pack in air-compression plastic bags.
  9. Pack dark clothing to quickly match outfits and hide stains.
  10. Pack rolled-up socks inside your shoes.
  11. Put the heaviest items at the bottom of your bag to keep it balanced.
  12. Check your credit cards for travel perks like free rental car insurance.
  13. Buy a day pass to a swanky airport lounge.
  14. Subscribe to Boingo Wi-Fi to save money on in-flight internet and roaming charges.
  15. Combat jet lag by adjusting your sleep and meals in advance of your trip.
  16. Booze, caffeine, and heavily processed food dehydrate you – making jet lag worse.
  17. Get in-flight food faster by requesting a kosher or vegetarian meal.
  18. Skip the line at arrivals, and instead grab a cab in the departure zone.
  19. Make free(ish) calls abroad by using voice messaging on Wi-Fi.
  20. Book non-US airlines if possible because they have better amenities.

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