Traveling on and off for the last five years one could say that I’ve been on a
lot of planes and through a lot of airports, so, I decided to give you guys
and girls my best airplane and airport tricks tips and hacks
Always check in online, guys.There are three huge reasons why you should do this
First things first is if you are on a long-haul flight
older planes don’t have plugs
some airlines let you know what seat havebugs in it plugs are important
so you can choose the seats that have the plugs.The best rule of thumb is to pick
a seat at the very front of the plane because those generally have a higher chance of having a plug
Also if you have a tight connection,choosing a seat as close as you can to the front
make sure that you get off the plane first, which can add 5 to 10 minutes,
as opposed to if you were in the back of the plane
this is a huge difference if you were in that position where you are running for your flight
plus,sometimes airline carriers over booked seats.
North American airline carriers.
which means that even though you paid for your plane already,
doesn’t necessarily guaranteethat you have a seat on your flight
Yes, so by checking it onlineyou kind of get first dibs at seats
Now if you are like me and you like to get your food first when you board a plane
order a special meal
these are of course dietary requirements specific meals,
meaning that you will be giving up a certain food group
比如肉类 奶制品 犹太教规的食物 或是低脂食物
like meat or dairy or like kosher or low fat
but the benefit is that you get your food first
so if you can live without a certain groupyou get your food first
and in a huge planethis can be the difference of like 15-30 minutes
你也可以自带零食 但如果是水果 坚果这种零食
You can also pack snacks, however if you are packing things like fruits or nuts
make sure you eat it before you d board your plane
and go through customs in whatever foreign country you’re in,
because sometimes they haverestrictions on certain foods coming in
Don’t buy a black bag
Seriously, don’t buy a black bag.Now I’ve had my luggage lost a few times down
the first thing they ask youwhen you lose your luggage is to identify
what your bag looks like.If you tell them it’s a black bag
well, good luck.
Because that’s themtrying to identify your bag in a big pile of bags.
If yours is the black bag
it is going to be way harder to find than if it’s something that really stands out
Also make sure you snap a photo of your luggage before you board
this helps a lot with identifying what your bag looks like
Four wheeled suitcasesare always better than two wheels suitcases
Trust me, pushing your suitcase is going to bea lot easier than pulling a two wheeled suitcase
Bring an empty water bottle
you can take it through security and then once you’re past security you can fill it up
at any of the free water fountains they have,
and you have liquidthat’s not ridiculously overpriced at an airport.
Dress in layers
Now airports have a “Katy Perry” problem
aka, they are hot when you were going through the airport and when you first
get on a plane and then they are freezing cold once you were on the plane
It is best to dress in layersso you can take clothes off, you take clothes on
depending on what temperature you want to be.
Yes, I personally love wearingsome sort of hooded contraption
like a hoodie you might call itor something that I can put over my head
When your plane gets cancelled or something goes wrong
the number one tip I can give you isdon’t get mad, get sad.
If you were yelling at airport staff
that’s just in a situation really, that’s not going to want to make them want to help you
I mean I completely understand situation.I’ve been, I’ve been there.
我沮丧过 疲倦过 生气过
I’ve been frustrated, I’ve been tired, I’ve been pissed off
but yelling at other people
does not get you anywhere at the airport.
They’re just going to go, sorry nothing I can do.
Whereas if you try tomake them sympathize with you
if there are a lot of other people having a horrible situation and a lot of other flights being cancelled
you know, we’re probably gonna look a little bit more favorably in your case
this is personally led to me getting free flights rerouted
it’s led to me not paying excess baggage fees
it’s led to me getting a preferred choice of hotel
and extra meal voucherseven when I didn’t even need a meal voucher
just being nice and patient
and also crying, crying kind of
If you can do it you’re gonna pull off the crying, pull off the tears that
不过说真的 你知道 哭着的人（更博同情）
Seriously crying people you know
另外 对于一些更复杂问题的解决完全取决于你在机场 找谁谈
Also for more complex issuesit’s all about who you talk to at an airport.
Front counter check in staff can only do so much
but there are customer service people and there are office people, there are a lot of different people that
work for an airline that can helpsolve your situation on various levels
You know what I’m saying. They can make things happen
The higher the person in charge,the better your chance is
同时 如果你正在排队 在一条很长的队伍中等待
Also, if you are currently waiting in linelike a big huge line
and you’re like everyone else’s planes been canceled,
try calling in the airline even if you’re in line.Try calling in the airline
because sometimes that can be a lot quicker than waiting in the line to talk to a service rep
Get lounge accessNow this can be a whole video in and of itself on
different airline alliances and how to get a frequent flyer miles
but basically the gist of it isonce you get to a certain level you get lounge access
and it’s wonderful
Basically, lounge access is free Wi-Fi,it’s comfortable seats and its snacks
Pretty good deal if you’re going to be in an airportfor several hours and a layover
you know, lounge access it’s quite nice.If you don’t have a frequent flyer miles
and you cannot actually get lounge access,try to see if you can pay for lounge access
That’s right, certain lounges allow you to pay a fee to access the lounge
It’s usually like twenty-five to fifty dollars
Now of course you have to determine if it’s actually worth the lounge.
I would say unless you have a layover ofat least an hour and a half to two hours or more
then it might be worth it to pay for the lounge access.
If it’s anything less than that then you canprobably find something else to do with your time
and save yourself the thirty to fifty dollars
Also if your airport doesn’t have free Wi-Fi
你可以坐在一个贵宾室外面 然后 是的 破解他们免费无线网的密码
you can always sit outside of a loungeand kind of, you know, cypher off their free Wi-Fi
Yeah, Nadine’s recommendations.
You never need to be the airportthree hours before your flight
unless you are flying like on a super busy holiday,
at the biggest airports, on the middle of the day
We do not need to be there for three hours before,
two hours is usually finefor international or domestic flight
2.5 if you are a busy airport and you need to go through customs as well as security
because security doesn’t take as long as you have to go through customs and security
说真的 我通常就只会提前 两小时而且我觉得很合适
but really two hours is what I usually do,and I’m always fine with that
If you are running late for a flight
也就是 你的航班正在登机了或是即将登机了告诉身边的人 一定要告诉他们
i.e., your flight is already boarding or is about to board, tell somebody, tell somebody
你正在排队等安检 让他们之中的一个 呃 管理的
You are waiting in line for security,let one of the, the control
I don’t know what they are called,but like one of the guards that are there know that
your flight is boarding or is about to board
because they can put you through magical priority lines that get you through security like that
If you have a flight that is boarding or is about to board, like really tight schedule so just ask them
Also don’t forget to ask your fellow travelers if you are already in line
ask the people in front of you, hey look explain to them the situation
my plane is about to boardor it’s currently boarding at the moment
could I please just go ahead of you through security lines. Now this is kind of a mixed grab bag
because obviously depends on who it is that you’re asking
but people let me through before.I’ve seen this happen many times before
unless those people themselves are late for a flight they’ll generally just let you through
because if they’re not in a hurrythen it doesn’t really matter to them.
Don’t be afraid to ask airline staff directions
if you are lost what’s the quickest way to get places.
I have done this many times before.I’ve asked them what’s a good place to eat
or how do I get to this terminalor how to get to this. They’ll help you.
Don’t be afraid to ask.
What I’ve been told crazy shortcutsfor some of the busiest airport to go through
like parking lots in these weird alleys,sounds sketchy,
but, it got me to my gate a lot faster than I thoughtif I just follow the signs into the normal way
所以 就这么多了 如果我碰巧漏了大家在各自旅行中发现的其他任何窍门
So yeah, that’s it. If I happen to miss anything elsethat you guys and gals have discovered on your travels
please let me know down below in the comments.Yeah, thank you so much for watching
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and, happy flying.