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4 Travel Hacks for Frequent Fliers

4 Travel Hacks for Frequent Fliers


Whether you fly frequently for business, pleasure or a combination of the two, you love to learn little tricks and tips that will make the entire travel experience go as smoothly as possible. After all, once you have battled traffic to get to the airport, stood in endless lines, took off your shoes and paid $5 for a bag of potato chips at the newspaper stand, you are more than ready for the rest of your trip to be super easy.

With that in mind, check out the following travel hacks that will help you fly like a pro:

Check out Gogo

Historically, texting, emailing and Wi-Fi related tasks were simply not possible when sitting in a chair 30,000 feet above the Earth. Now, thanks to Gogo In-flight services, you can enjoy unlimited text, picture messaging, visual voicemail and an hour of free Wi-Fi with certain carriers. Simply check the carrier’s site to see which airlines offer Gogo. Thanks to Gogo, you can be more relaxed and entertained while flying by staying in touch with friends and family, checking out your social media pages and more.

Look into Free City Tours

Traveling internationally makes for some really long days. Throw in a long layover and you’ll be ready to drop by the time you get to your hotel. Lucky for you, a number of international airports offer free city tours to passengers with layovers of five hours or more. This way, you can leave the stuffy airport, get out and see the city and make that layover time fly by — pun fully intended. This service seems to be especially popular in Asian airports including Narita Airport in Tokyo, Japan and Taoyuan International Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. Before you board, check the website of the airport you are flying through to see what they offer passengers.

Choose the Best Seat

As you probably know quite well, not all airline seats are created equally. Some are noisier, smaller and less comfy than you’d like, especially on those long flights. Before selecting your flights when booking your trip, head on over to SeatGuru; the site has seat plans for pretty much every major aircraft and airline as well as tips on the best seats. You may be surprised to find that your upcoming flight has drastically different differences in seat size and comfort levels, all for the same seat price. Nab those cushy seats and you’ll find that flying is whole lot more relaxing.

Spring for Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Planes are inherently loud. Add in the sounds of dozens of people chatting away, the clink-clink of ice going into cups of Coke and a crying tot or two, and it’s a recipe for a migraine disaster. To arrive at your location feeling more relaxed, consider investing in a pair of top quality noise-cancelling headphones. You can wear them while watching TV shows and movies on your tablet or listening to music on your phone, and you can also keep them on for the remainder of the flight to blissfully block out the cacophonous sound of the aircraft.

Traveling by air may never be completely stress free, but thanks to these four hacks, you will be well on your way to sitting back and enjoying the flight. Choose a prime seat, and enjoy a quiet flight with your headphones on. If you can score a free city tour, all the better — you can take selfies and post them on Facebook via GoGo on the next leg of your trip.

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About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Her travels allow her the opportunity to pursue her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.


  1. Dee @ My Dee Dee's Diary
    March 10, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    Thank you so much for the tips. I tend to bring my travel pillow and my blanket and those really help me

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 12, 2018 at 12:31 am

      Yes, those help me so much too! And my Bose headphones.

  2. Shaily
    March 10, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Wow! These are amazing hacks I never knew about. I didn’t know there are free city tours for layovers. Seatguru is such a cool tool to select the best seats in a flight. Gogo is quite new to me. I need to check out more details about it. Thanks for sharing such a helpful information. 🙂

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 12, 2018 at 12:32 am

      Yes, definitely check them out! You’re so welcome 🙂

  3. Kristi Ann
    March 11, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Thanks for these tips! We are beginning to travel more as a family and I know these will help us make it more enjoyable!

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 12, 2018 at 12:47 am

      That’s great, Kristi! Happy travels 🙂

  4. Eileen Mendoza Loya
    March 11, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    This is the first time I heard about Gogo. I think that is awesome news. I usually avoid going online while traveling for fear of gargantuan charges on my phone bill. I have to check this with the airlines next time we fly out for a vacation.

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 12, 2018 at 12:47 am

      Yes, definitely check it out! It’s a really handy service.

  5. Jackie
    March 12, 2018 at 5:56 am

    Good seats and headphones are a must!

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 12, 2018 at 4:39 pm

      I totally agree with you, Jackie!

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