Flights: 15 unbanal life hacking
• Air travel: 15 unbanal life hacking
The summer - which means you probably will soon fly to a vacation. To make air travel as pleasant and comfortable allow knowledge of all sorts of "tricks of the trade", which is often advanced flying passengers will be surprised - but they can be a revelation to those who fly, say, once a year. Check yourself. Do you know that…
... The applause after landing in the issue you are not expert in aviation and the savage, for the first time who saw the plane, because the applause in the cockpit did not hear. If you want to thank the crew for a pleasant flight, you can pass a couple of warm words at the output of the plane flight attendants. And some airlines one of the pilots goes to the salon to hold passengers - then you can thank personally.
... There are two fundamentally different approaches to setting the rules of carriage of luggage. Weight concept (by total weight) and Piece concept (by the number of pieces of luggage) - the airlines, of course, easier to limit your seats, because one large suitcase shipping more convenient than many small ones. Baggage allowance can be, depending on the airline fare and, from 0 to 32 kg. The weight of one suitcase can not exceed 32 kg due to the fact that the baggage handlers on working conditions can not lift heavier objects. However, the container Pudova weights you can always send through the cargo terminal.
Baggage ... 99, 98% of the time is not lost, but delayed. Within three weeks, it is just such a percentage of lost luggage - and then he stopped looking and considered lost. And sometimes luggage is "lost" due to the human factor: in the luggage transfer flights may register up to the final destination, and to transplant the airport. Therefore it is always necessary to specify to which register luggage at the reception. The detained baggage you must free deliver to your home or hotel, and the cost of basic necessities that you will have to buy again on the waiting time can be obtained from the airline.
... On board does not necessarily choke offered sandwiches, but you can bring your food on the plane. Restrictions relating to liquids - it is a fact, but the food in the stop list quite a bit, so that you can collect in a container real homemade lunch - from the salad to the cake. Only have to somehow survive without soup, jams and things like that, but some people manage in-flight doshirak brew.
... If you are too lazy to cook, it is completely free to order a special meal, which has several dozen species (baby food, allergies, medical, dietary, religious, vegetarian, etc.). It is usually much tastier and more plentiful standard, and often allows to discover the gastronomic features of a national cuisine. Try it! The most interesting - kosher, but some airlines are so tired of this life hacking that offer it only on flights to Israel. So order is not canceled.
... Savings on low-cost airlines can be very questionable. After all, saving cost airlines just on the fact that most of the passengers is not ready to give up. However, if you decide, the choice you have large addition to our "victory" in Russian airports fly 13 foreign aviadiskaunterov). But be prepared for the fact that "the tickets for 10 euros", which you someone said, will be something like iPhones for $ 100 when it comes to buying, you find that will pay you much more expensive - sometimes even several time. Loukostery can ask to pay extra for carry-on baggage for luggage, for meals during the flight, and so on. N.
... Cheap fly can not only discounter, but also charter flights. To buy a ticket on a charter flight, not necessarily to have a permit: and without travel agency willing to sell on the cheap "deals" sites. It is only important to know on what days these places are really a penny: there are some nuances. The whole point intervals: if the travel agency is selling vouchers for 2 weeks, then you will need without the permit to fly on the last two weeks, that is the place to be redeemed based on the principle that back flying the same number of people as to...
... And here to buy tickets for scheduled flights on the sites where they are offered suspiciously cheap, not worth it. Most likely, it's crooks. Fortunately, the ways to "divorce" are well known. The main thing to remember that a large variation in prices can not be. All agents earn a commission, which is 1-5%, so you can get a great discount only when you purchase any additional services to which the commission is much higher. However, it is unclear why buy at exorbitant prices conditional insurance from an alien invasion.
... Tickets for the same flight can be sold at different prices, even in the same place - for example, the airline. The price difference is due to the fact that the tariff rules differ. For example, a non-refundable ticket from Moscow to New York can easily cost as much as a return to St. Petersburg, may vary the conditions of return and exchange, the number of authorized stopover (this is where you can spend a few days in the city will change) and so on. n. It should always be taken into account when comparing the cost of different directions on tickets. However, non-refundable ticket, too, can be taken.
... is completely free to spend time in the business hall of the airport, if you buy an additional one return business class ticket on any flight, and then pass it, will not actually fly away. However, do not abuse it: not so long ago, a German does so almost every day, just to stay at the airport with full board, "banned" in the airline, and deprived of all bonus miles. At the same ones who are miles earned honestly, have a chance to change seats in business class and directly in the plane - without surcharges and tricks with tickets. In some cases, this can be done especially by spending miles, but when overbooking, that is, when tickets sold is greater than the seats in the aircraft there, the owners of gold and silver cards quite a "upgrade".
... can be a convenient place to take in the economy class. The main thing - do not listen to advice from amateurish those who fly infrequently and says something like: "The Boeing 10A is best place." The same aircraft, even one airline numbering of seats and interior layout may be different, so there are important systemic approach. How to choose the best seat on the plane? The main criteria are only two: First, the distance between the seats (the largest in the emergency exits in the front row of one of the sections of the plane), and secondly, the distance from the kitchen and toilets. At a window or an aisle - it depends on what you prefer: the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful view in a window during the flight or the ability to stand and walk on the plane, without disturbing the neighbors. However, in the first row by the window, you can get up and go without disturbing anyone.
Online registration ... often do not allow you to choose the most convenient place (for example, emergency exits). However, it is still better to use in order to protect themselves against two evils: a place in the toilet between two fat men or overbooking. However, sometimes overbooking is even useful, if not in a hurry, and you can get money or miles, and walk in a new city for themselves. By registering on the site, you can drop off your luggage on a separate rack, where there is no queue, and if you travel with hand luggage only, you can immediately go on the plane.
... Even the cancellation may have their own charms if you are, of course, will not hurry. Spend time with the benefit that it does not seem you lost very easily. You send or the next flight or the alternative route, or return the money and stay in the hotel if necessary. But it may, of course, and did not get lucky, especially if you fly on a "back to back" an important event. Better to have left at least a day.
... Missing a flight is not always puts an end to your journey. If the plane flew without you, you can sometimes save the day. Even a non-refundable ticket can often be exchanged for a later flight with additional payment, the main thing - to do so before departure, for example, on the road.
... Old plane does not exist. They are either allowed to fly, or not allowed, and the chances to get in an accident by four decades of the AN-24, no more than the new "Boeing-777". Although, of course, the comfort level in the new aircraft above. And sometimes new aircraft can fly on routes shorter than the old - there is a huge number of certifications and tolerances specific aircraft model, which affect its marshturt. Moreover, one way to fly always faster than the other: it was in the wind, which in one case associated, and in another - the counter.