Mild Rover: Go your own way

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50 tips for safe and happy travel



John Guscic, managing director travel booking website Webjet, with flights, hotels, cruises, travel packages and insurance


“Flying can be exciting and stressful at the same time, but it is important to not let that get in the way of etiquette while on board,” he says. “Remember that not everyone enjoys your voice as much as you do. Keep your voice at an appropriate level for a small space.”


1. Compare flight prices and more importantly flight duration to get the best deal. If you haven’t already booked your trip, it’s important to know your options. Some airfares are more affordable due to time of departure, undesirable routing or perhaps long stopovers which may or may not suit you but can save you some money.

2. Consider any add-ons; budget airlines don’t include checked baggage, meals and entertainment in the airfare. You’d hate to be five hours into a long-haul flight without food and a movie to get you through. Pre-purchase it for the convenience, guarantee and cost savings.

3. Prepare your carry-on for a long-haul flight; keep it light to comply with airline weight restrictions, but more importantly it will make your transit easier.

4. Carry a neck pillow, eye mask and jumper – it’s nearly impossible to get some shuteye when you’re shivering! Hand sanitiser is handy to apply before snacking to avoid any nasty travel bugs.

5. Most importantly, drink plenty of water … now I sound like your father, but it’s true! Chapped lips, dry throat and skin can be avoided with H2O. Don’t try to substitute with alcohol or coffee, you will end up worse for wear (trust me!)

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