Category Archives: Frequent Flyer

Tips and tricks from a frequent flyer - Travel for a Living

With up to a hundred flights a year, I confidently call myself a frequent flyer. I am no stranger to airlines, airports and airport lounges. I know my way around an airport, how to get in and out as efficient as possible and had my share of flights delayed, cancelled or postponed over the years.

Let me share with you my experiences and hacks to make your air travel as smooth and luxurious as possible. Flying for the first time? You might want to start here.

How to speed things up at the airport

Whether you are a first time flyer or occasional flyer, read this guide to see how to speed things up at the airport - Travel for a Living

For some people arriving at the airport is the start of their holiday and they have all the time in the world. Lucky them. For others (like me) it might be the start (or end) of a busy work day. Which is why I like things to run smoothly and efficiently… and why I totally loath those people with absolutely no clue what to do. So don’t be that person. 

OK, I grant you, if you are 85 and flying for the very first time, this might all be a little confusing and you need some time to adjust… fair enough.

For everyone else, here is a handy list of how to speed things up at the airport.

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How to stay hydrated whilst flying

Ok, let’s not make this sound more scientific than it really is. The trick to staying hydrated whilst flying, or in any situation really, is to drink water… lots of it and on a regular basis. But this is not what I mean.

Most of my flights are short haul, so I don’t have to worry too much about dehydrating really.

But even if my flights are rarely longer than one or two hours, I need some water in between, so I almost always end up buying a bottle at water at the airport… after security obviously, so that the 100ml fluid rule does not apply.

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