Some Tips On How To Survive A Long Flight For You

Hello there, travelers. I’m Quaro. I’m Peter. And we are the Querido. And in this post, we are going to share some tips on how to survive a long flight.

These days there are direct flights halfway around the world, which is great, but it means flights are longer than ever. So we’re going to share with you 10 tips on how to survive a flight, and maybe even enjoy it.

Number 1: Rest before you go. One of the simplest ways to improve your travel experience is to make sure you’re well rested before you take off. Even better, the night before you fly adjust your watch to local time at your destination to help your body get adjusted.

Number 2: Upgrade your seat. Now most of us can’t afford business class, but a lot of airlines offer premium economy, which you can upgrade to using cash or frequent flyer miles. But it never hurts to go to the gate agent with a smile & ask if there are any extra seats in the emergency row. Thank you. Enjoy your flight. Bye.

Number 3: Once you’re on board, get comfortable. Take anything out of your backpack that you might need, like headphones, water bottle, or a book, and then store your bag in the overhead compartment, not down below. Trust me, you’re going to want the extra leg room. To get extra comfy, take your shoes off because cabin pressure affects your circulation.

Number 4: Dress right. Airplanes get really cold, and a lot of them don’t even give you a blanket. They left me with no blanket! So you need to dress warm and wear layers. Jacket, scarves and wool socks are a great call, but leave your skinny jeans at home unless you want a ten-hour wedgie. Ten-hour wedgie? No thank you!

Number 5: Pack good gear. Little things can make a big difference. If you plan to sleep, eye shades, neck pillow, and ear plugs are crucial and easy to pack. Noise canceling headphones are great, as are Kindles and tablets. Just make sure you charge everything and download any videos, podcasts, or ebooks you want before you fly.

Number 6: Pass the time. Nowadays, most airlines offer free entertainment, be it movies, music, or TV. But sometimes you’ve got to pay. Now on a long flight that might be worth it, but you can always use the time for some distraction-free reading. Maybe get a little bit of work done? Or you could always read that weird little magazine they put in the seat back pocket.

Number 7: Eat and drink right. Long flights usually have food included. So choose carb-rich foods if possible. They’re high in insulin and will help you adjust to jet lag. Stay hydrated by bringing your own water bottle. You can get the flight attendants to fill this up in the galley. Avoid caffeine and alcohol, if possible, but if you do imbibe, you can use these kits to turn a good drink into a craft cocktail. Winning.

Number 8: Befriend the flight crew. Flight attendants have a tough job dealing with hundreds of people, and they usually just get bitched at. So a little bit of kindness can go a long way. You can chat them up when you’re waiting for the bathroom and remember to always say please and thank you because chances are they may have a spare meal or a glass of wine that they’ll give you if you are nice. And if all else fails, you can always bribe them with chocolate.

Number 9: Move around. Flying is not natural. It impedes your circulation, which can lead to deep vein thrombosis. It doesn’t sound fun. Avoid this by taking a lap around the airplane or doing some simple exercises.

Number 10: Arrive fresh. Wash your face, brush your teeth, maybe even change your shirt. Little things can go long way to helping you hit the ground running. Well, those are our tips. What are yours? Make sure you share them in the comment box. If you’ve enjoyed the video, give it a thumbs-up, share it with your friends, and follow to QueridoBuenoAires for new travel post every Tuesday.

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25 Things Your Hotel Staff You Should Know

Today will tell you 25 Things Your Hotel Staff You Should Know.

Number twenty-five independently owned hotels are far more likely to give you a discount some chains balk at dropping the rate.

Number twenty-four supposedly eco-friendly programs such as opting out of having your room cleaned everyday can sometimes be an excuse to not pay the housekeeper or at least to get them to work less.

Number twenty-three housekeepers have the most dangerous job in the hotel with everything from constantly moving mattresses and furniture it’s always being exposed to trash leftovers and other sometimes nauseating messes.

Number twenty-two leaving a tip for housekeeping is usually appreciated but is largely gone out of style.

Number twenty-one if you do leave a tip then put it under the pillow and leave a note with it.

So it’s clear who it’s for number twenty hotels can pay a commission of up to 30 percent for online booking sites to keep that price in mind. When you’re negotiating and you might reach a deal faster.

Number nineteen the 1-800 reservations number will probably send you to a central office with set rates if you call the hotel directly instead you can negotiate.

Number eighteen when it comes to negotiation, however, be careful because of the hotel overbooks then guess who loses their room first that’s right the cheap customers.

Number seventeen also by booking directly with a hotel you’ll lose the leverage that a reputable middleman can give you if something is unsatisfactory.

Number sixteen for only $10 per hour your front desk clerk runs errands plunges toilets ties bow ties delivers towels handles dead bodies yes it happens and makes breakfast.

Number fifteen if you travel to the same location frequently use the same hotel and don’t act like a jerk you might notice some free upgrades coming your way.

Number fourteen more things are negotiable than you would think if your hotel offers a hot breakfast buffet as well as a free continental breakfast ask if you can get the hot breakfast with your room you might be surprised.

Number thirteen sometimes bosses make employees lie what else is new like when the elevator is broken and the clerk will tell you someone’s coming to fix it even though it won’t be a week because the hotel doesn’t want to pay the weekend repair rate.

Number twelve some concierge does get kickbacks for sending you to pricey tourist traps an unbiased recommendation ask the clerk.

Number eleven if you request a king bed there’s no guarantee no matter how confident the reservation agent sounds call the hotel to make the shirt and then call again the day before you leave.

Number ten don’t ask for an upgrade when other guests are within earshot one or more spacious room without paying more request a corner room.

Number nine one of the easiest ways to increase your chances of getting upgraded is to arrive early in the day when rooms are being prepped and inventoried.

Number eight although many times the freebies like water bottles and Wi-Fi come with a fee you may be able to get them for free simply by asking in advance.

Number seven you probably already know this but you’re paying for location if you really don’t have to be on Main Street get something that’s still close but not 100 dollars more expensive.

Number six you also pay for the name like we said earlier independent hotels can have numerous advantages of their own besides the majority of top-rated hotels and major destinations are not branded.

Number five even if the menu doesn’t have a children’s section you can almost always get a discount at kid’s menu if you just ask.

Number four one more thing about tips most hotels have a rotating staff so every day you have a new housekeeper. So yes that means you should tip daily five dollars for three-star hotels ten dollars for four stars and 20 for five.

Number three remember that more stars don’t necessarily equate the better service the stars only indicate a difference in amenities such as room size or the number of outlets.

Number two this means that a five-star hotel can have one-star service and number one the best way to get a comprehensive idea of where you’ll be spending the night is to read customer reviews as they generally are the most accurate.

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