Airport Travel Tips for Frequent Flyers To Make Travel Easier

Airport Travel Tips for Frequent Flyers To Make Travel Easier

– Hey, it’s Marley. And today I’m giving you
some of my travel hacks. So these travel tips are
better than the obvious ones, like go to the bathroom
before you get on the plane. Or when they ask you if you
want pretzels or cookies, take both. These ones are things that I have used. They give me so much peace of mind, and even add a little bit of
sparkle to my travel plans. First tip is once you actually
book your plane ticket, set an alarm on your phone 24 hours before your plane takes off. That way, you remember to
check into your flight. I before used to forget all the time. So what I like to do when I check into my flight 24 hours prior is I like to pick the
seats in the exit row. And the reason why I like to do that is because I get the extra leg room, and I get to be the first one on the plane without having to pay
the first class prices. Okay, I just got to my layover,
and here’s my next tip. And this is about getting
through security so much faster. You know when you get
through and there’s like, this huge line-up and you think, “Oh my God, I’m either
gonna miss my next flight “or it’s gonna take me forever.” You think you have to go to
the airport so much earlier so that you can get
through that long line-up. Well, we have what’s
called the Nexus pass, or in some place it’s
called TSA Pre-check. And what it does is it allows you to go straight to the front of the line and get through so much faster. And for us, it only cost $50, five-zero. Imagine for that price, the convenience of being
able to go straight through. You don’t have to get there super early to fight the line-ups. And it’s just a breeze. When I have layovers like this where I have time to kill, or even on the plane
when, what can you do? You’re sitting in this very small space. I always plan ahead the
things that I wanna do, so that I can be productive with my time. So I’ll either buy WiFi so that I can do a little
bit of work on the computer. Or something that I’ll plan to do is I’ll actually plan for
activities that don’t use WiFi. And sometimes it’s even better
and even more productive when I don’t have the distraction of like, notifications and Facebook and Instagram, and you know how it is. So sometimes I’ll grab a book and I’ll have a goal for how much of it I wanna read on that flight, or I’ll do some writing
work when I don’t have WiFi. And sometimes being in
that very quiet space, I get my best writing done. And then my last tip for traveling is to have a routine in your outfit. So sometimes that might mean wearing the same comfortable clothing every time you go to the airport. Sometimes I get really cold on flights, so I like to wear a warm sweater and like to wear my Lululemons. But I actually have something that has become a tradition in my flying, is that I always wear,
wait for it, sparkly shoes. I know that might seem kind of crazy. Like, who cares? Who cares about your shoes? But actually my shoes saved me when I was late for a flight once, and now they’ve kind of just
become a good luck charm and a bit of a tradition. So when I was super late
for a flight one time, I was like, not gonna make it. They said, “The plane is leaving. “We can’t let you through. “You missed it.” And I was like, okay. Nothing much I can do. So I was just being super friendly. And of course when you’re
in those situations, you can feel really frustrated. But being angry at the person
isn’t going to help anything. So I was just being super friendly. We were just chatting, and I’m like, “Is there anything you can do? “Can you see?” And she gets on the phone, she’s trying. And then she sees my shoes, and I happen to be wearing
these super-gold sparkly shoes. And she’s like, “Oh my
God, I love your shoes.” And I was like, “Thank you.” And we kind of bonded over these shoes. I gave her the site to
where I bought them from. We just had this special
connection over the shoes, kind of funny. And then guess what? She pulled through and
got me on my flight. Like, I went through right
as the doors were closing. So thankful to that girl, and thankful because I feel like my shoes were the thing that helped us connect and get me through in that moment. So now ever since, I’ve been
always wearing sparkly shoes when I go to the airport. And even though for me it’s
just a good luck charm, it also makes people happy. When we’re going through security
or going through customs, people look at my shoes and they’re like, “Hey, nice shoes.” And then we smile. It’s kind of silly, but it
brings some brightness to my day and hopefully for some others, to put them in a good mood too. So those are my travel hack tips. Be sure to check into your
flight 24 hours before. Book the exit row if you can. I like being first on the plane because you ever notice when they start to call
people up for the plane, and everyone rushes through? I’m like, hey, it’s not general admission. We have assigned seats. But people go crazy for those flights. So that was my biggest tip. Get the Nexus or TSA Pre-check. Plan out your things that
you can do to be productive. And have a routine in your outfit, so whether that means just
something that’s comfortable or something that’s sparkly. Thanks for watching. If you liked this video,
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  1. Not sure if you ever do Road trips or if you have kids but it is worth m hanging that the nexus card is free for anyone under 18 and more valued at a border crossing than a Canadian passport since the new laws made then so insecure. Only airlines value passports and border agents on both sides would rather see nexus cards. When we drive back to California this fall we will hand the border agent 6 nexus cards of which only my wife and I pay for. Passports for kids are expensive and typically not used often. Save your money.

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