Travel TipsThe Best Ways to Fly Frequent Flier Tips & Tricks

Being a frequent flier comes with its perks, but mastering the art of efficient travel requires a few insider tricks. If you find yourself traveling more, either for work or otherwise, here are some savvy tips to help enhance each travel experience.

Inside of a plane
  1. Ask for an Upgrade at Check-In (& Look Presentable!)


Don’t underestimate the power of a polite request and a tidy appearance. What do you have to lose? Dressing well and asking politely for an upgrade at check-in might just land you in a more comfortable seat, so it can’t hurt to ask, especially on less busy travel days.


  1. Opt for Seats at the Back of the Plane


Seats at the back of the aircraft will often offer you empty seats next to yours, offering you extra space and sometimes even a chance to stretch out during your flight. This is due to most passengers choosing front of the plane seats first, so the back may not fill as fast.


  1. Beat the Security Queue


Head to the left security lane, as it’s typically less crowded due to most people being right-handed, and choosing the right side subconsciously. A little strategic thinking can save you precious time at the airport.


  1. Choose Your Preferred Airline and Sign Up for Frequent Flyer Programs


Research airlines that offer the most convenient flights between your frequently visited destinations. Join the frequent flyer program with the airline that offers the best direct flights, convenient flight times, and decent pricing, and consider getting their credit card for added perks for your repeat travel.


  1. Personalize Your Luggage


Using a vibrant luggage tag or ribbon makes it easier to spot your bag on the carousel, saving you time and hassle. This is especially true if your luggage is a common color (like black or dark blue), or made of a common material (like hardside luggage). 


  1. Keep Copies of Essential Documents


Make digital and physical copies of essential documents like your passport, ID, and travel itinerary. Having backups can be a lifesaver in case of emergencies, and is something you don’t want to play around with.


  1. Invest in Noise-Canceling Headphones


Block out the noise of busy airports and crying babies with a pair of quality noise-canceling headphones for a more peaceful journey. These can be a game changer for long-haul flights, when sometimes you need sleep, or just to retreat into the quiet of your mind. 


  1. Enroll in TSA PreCheck


Skip the long security lines and breeze through airport security when you sign up for TSA PreCheck, which can save you valuable time and hassle on your travel day. If you are traveling often, this can be well worth the investment for the enrollment charge. Plus, some travel credit card perks include free TSA Precheck enrollment, so be sure to look into that with your card.


  1. Opt for Morning Flights


Morning flights tend to be more punctual, reducing the risk of delays and ensuring a smoother start to your journey. This is because delays throughout the day can compound and affect a later flight relying on a certain plane, whereas morning flights won’t typically have this issue if the plane is grounded and ready to go.


  1. Simplify Your Travel with Black Car Services

Consider booking a black car service like LUXY™ Ride to streamline your travel experience and ensure punctuality, especially for business trips. Their corporate travel dashboard adds an extra layer of convenience for frequent business travelers.

Passenger in her airport transfer

Ensure your next airport transfer is a smooth and worry-free experience, when you book via the LUXY™ Ride App. Safe travels frequent flier!