Become a savvy traveler with airport hacks from Kiwi.com
Flight booking site provides eight ways to make you feel like you’re living the high life
From secret baggage scales to bumping up to Business Class, Kiwi.com has you covered
London, 8 November 2018 — New figures released today by flight booking website Kiwi.com reveal that more people are booking multiple destination holidays than ever before — an increase of 9,220 per cent* since 2014.
With this revelation comes an increase in the time spent in airports, so Kiwi.com has shared their top travel hacks to help holiday-makers make the airport experience a little less, well… terminal.
The stealth weigh-in
If you’ve arrived at the airport and worried that your luggage may be slightly over the limit, don’t wait until you reach the check-in desk, or pay for the scales! Nip over to an unmanned check-in desk — the scales are always switched on, and you’ll have a few extra minutes to redistribute your weight.
Fake or fragile?
Pick up some fragile labels and stick them all over your suitcase. Not only will airport staff be reminded to take care or your case, but fragile cases are likely to be unloaded first, meaning you can collect your luggage and be on your way.
Boost your juice
If your phone’s battery is depleting, head to lost and found, and see if they’ve got one to match your phone type. More often than not, they’ll have a huge box filled with phone chargers which have been sat there for well over the requisite ninety days.
Extend your capabilities
Charging your phone is one thing, but what about your Kindle and tablet? Bringing a multi-plug extension lead to the airport can save you running around trying to find a dual socket. This hack can also make traveller adapters go further once you reach your destination.
Business class bravado
Given the limited number of seats, the business class check-in queue is significantly shorter. Give your friendliest smile to the attendant and see if they’re not too busy to check you in. In addition to this, if you’re traveling alone and have the patience to wait to be last on the flight, you’ll get a choice of empty seats, some of which might be in first or business class! Again, a friendly smile and polite manner will truly help here.
Get comfy on your clothes
Sometimes, the wait between your first and second connection might be a long one, so save on checking into a hotel and pack an empty pillowcase. If you need to rest your head, fill it with your clothes and get your forty winks.
Plastic packs or clever cinematic experience?
Aside from transporting your liquid through security, sandwich bags have a clever second use. Pop your smartphone or tablet into one, and hang it over the back of your seat tray to watch a film hands free!
Can’t make your connection?
The feeling of arriving at the airport ten minutes after your connection has left the runway is pretty daunting. When flights are booked separately, the journey isn’t covered by package protection. You can claim for the delayed flight, but not the replacement of your connection. Booking through Kiwi.com provides peace of mind, as their Kiwi.com Guarantee means that if you miss your connecting flight due to delays outside of your control, they will source another route for you, at no cost.
*Stat based on year-on-year figures from 2016/17
For more information, please contact the PR team, Emilie, Bill or Hugh at [email protected] or on 0161 996 4708
For how Kiwi.com works:
Kiwi.com was set up by CEO Oliver Dlouhý and Jozef Képesi in 2012 in order to provide great value flight itineraries and combinations, with sites serving global customers with 24/7 support. The company sees over 50 million flight searches daily and employs over 1,900 people.
The site makes air travel affordable and easy, allowing consumers to book individual flights to complete flight itineraries across multiple airlines, both low cost and full-service carriers in a straightforward and cost-effective way.