12 TRAVEL HACKS to Save You Time, Space, and MONEY!

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This video will show you 12 travel hacks to
save you time, space, and money. If you are new here, why hello! Be sure to click the subscribe button and if you’ve been here for a while, click that notification bell so you can get the travel, food, and
weirdness right when its happening Today I’m going to walk you through the process of booking flights, packing, and boarding your flight the day-of. Before we hack away, heh, so funny this video is sponsored
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hack (and it’s really really good) Okay, let’s begin! Let’s start with searching for flights and booking tickets. Number 1, there’s a hack that people talk about about turning off your cookies when looking for flights So the idea is that when you’re searching for flights, travel websites will then store your web-browsing activities in a cookie, and then they’ll up the price because they see a demand People go, “clear your cookies!” Well this is actually not true. It’s been debunked by airline software developers It’s only kind of true for third party websites like Kayak. But actually airline websites, they want you to book the flight So they’re not going to bump it up just because you’ve been searching. A true hack is to change the destination from where you are booking. Some people say you need to connect to a VPN, but I love just changing it right on the website. For example, if you’re looking to go to South America, Instead of booking from the US, I’d change to an actual country in South America and pay in pesos. Often times, the conversion comes out cheaper than if you were to pay in dollars. Two, using hopper to check for cheaper flights Hopper is an app that analyzes tons of flights to tell you when is the best time to fly. For example, if I wanted to go to Thailand
from San Francisco, I plug it in and I can see when is the cheapest. So it looks like September is pretty good. Once I select the dates, Hopper will tell me whether or not I should book right now, or if I’m not ready to book, that I could watch for deals There’s also price prediction and some travel tips so you don’t have to book blindly from now on. Three, Hidden city ticketing. Now, this method is very much frowned
upon by airlines and there’s a lot of things that could go wrong but, if you’re willing
to risk it, you can be saving half of what you’d originally pay. The idea is if you were flying from LA to
Dallas one-way that’d be $250 but that same day, there’s also a ticket from LA to Austin with the stop
in Dallas that’s $150. You’d buy that flight to Austin but exit
the airport in Dallas. Of course you can’t have checked bags and
this doesn’t work so well for roundtrips. The go-to website for this hack is Skiplagged. They’re so good at finding deals, United
Airlines actually sued them for it. Number four, check for FREE stopovers. What’s a stopover? A stopover lets you stay in a connection city
for longer than 24 hours. The idea is that you can explore two cities
for the price of one. For example, international travelers flying
on Hawaiian Airlines can stopover in Honolulu. Icelandair lets you stay up to seven nights
in Reykjavik, Air Canada lets you stop over in Toronto or Vancouver and there are
so so so much more. When you sign up for a travel credit card
such as Chase Sapphire, you’d get around 50,000 travel points. It might change up and down You can turn these points into miles
by transferring them to participating airline partners. The real hack is knowing how to use these points
efficiently so that you can get more for less points. For example let’s say I want to fly to Hawaii. On United it might cost me 23,000 miles. But if I transfer the points to Singapore
Airlines – it’ll only cost me 17,000 miles. WHEW that was a lot of information on saving
money when booking flights. Now let’s clear up some space in your mind
– and in your luggage. Its time to pack for your trip. Here’s some quick and easy packing tips. Everybody knows rolling saves space. Here’s a little trick to roll the t-shirts
so it doesn’t expand. You want to save all the space you can, so what you want to do is put your shoes in a shower cap and then your socks into your shoes. If you are a girl and have a hot curling or straightening iron, bring along an oven glove It’s just a simple go-to solution to store things. Or, I learned this hack from my good friends Cara and Nate, if you have camera gear, or anything breakable, this is my stabilizer, the oven glove is super great to keep stuff from scratching or damaging. When you buy a regular toiletry bag, it takes up a lot of space on the sink, and it’s really spillable. You can just get a hanging toiletry bag to keep all your stuff in one place and out of the sink. Also to keep it dry! If you don’t have room to pack a travel pillow but you have a sweater, what you can do is convert your sweater into a travel pillow and just bring it with you as a carry on. It’s travel day time! On the day of your flight, there’s some things you can do to ensure you save time and to make sure it’s a more pleasant experience. This one is really only for U.S. but if your country
has a similar program, please share it with everyone in the comments below. You may have heard of TSA Pre-Check which
lets you skip security lines on domestic flights. Take it a step further and apply for Global
Entry, which includes TSA Pre-Check. Global Entry is a Customs and Border Protection
program that makes getting in and out of the US so much easier. And if you guys fly international, you KNOW that sometimes it really takes forever. The last hack – well there’s actually a bonus if you stay until the end – if you want to make the actual flight experience pleasant, buy a bag of chocolate or some kind of snack, and when you’re boarding the flight, give it to the flight attendant. While this may not always work and you should
do this out of the generosity of your heart many people have reported that they got treats or upgrades in return. In general, you guys, making the flight crew happy is going to make the overall flying experience so much better. Happy crew, happy flight. Alright! You’ve made it this far, be sure
to give this video a big thumbs up because I’m about to reward you with a bonus hack. Getting bumped from your seat for airline
credit or giftcards. Now, hear me out. There are actually people who search for these full time, And you’re going to see why. Many airlines purposely overbook because of cancellations. So during holidays or busy travel seasons, you’ll most likely run into a situation where you’re at the gate and the flight attendant goes on the speaker and says “is there anyone who wants to volunteer their seat?” In exchange for your seat on this busy flight, airlines will give you anywhere from $300 to $1000. If you’re on a flight that’s really overbooked, you can even negotiate and bump it up to $1300 or more! Isn’t that crazy? Especially if it’s just a domestic flight. That costed you $200. There’s actually a whole system behind getting on a full flight. And the best website or resource for that is Expert Flyer. Recently, a woman was able to get $11,000 worth of airline credit because she gave up her seat for a busy weekend. It’s pretty pretty crazy. WHOO! Oh my gosh, that was a lot of good stuff huh? Thank you so much everyone for watching this travel guide on tips and trucks to save you time, space and money. If you enjoyed it, please give it a big thumbs up, leave some love in the comments below, and share it with your travel buddies, I appreciate you I love you, and I’ll see you next
time! Bye!

 

100 Responses

  1. EternalFail

    July 23, 2017 6:06 pm

    Yas TJ get those sponsors! Also, I loved your editing on this video, it was fantastic <3

    Reply
  2. Susan Labandero Jeppesen

    July 23, 2017 6:46 pm

    Thanks for the tip πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š Take Care 😊

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  3. TheNicofabi

    July 23, 2017 7:05 pm

    Welp… finaly got to watch considering i've been streaming too much the last days XD… and welp… the Packing Hacks were neat, considering that cheap flying isnt an option when i head for Japan XD my preferences are not cooperating with that… but otherwise, nice tips'n tricks! Keep it up TJ! :3

    Reply
  4. World On A Whim

    July 23, 2017 7:11 pm

    The editing on this is phenomenal! And your personality is just the best per usual. Been watching your Insta Stories and saw how hard you worked on this video and just wanted to say as a viewer, it was totally worth it πŸ™‚

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  5. Mark Hilton

    July 23, 2017 7:14 pm

    Do you ever go to travel hacking seminars? I'm going to the Chicago seminar Oct. 20th to the 22nd. I think it will be a great time hanging out all weekend with other people that enjoy the travel hobby.

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    July 23, 2017 7:38 pm

    Very intresting stuff,thx for sharing πŸ‘πŸ»

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  7. Daniel Miller

    July 23, 2017 7:50 pm

    Good tips, heading to Philippines again in a couple of months will use these. I really like the idea of flight attendants gifts. πŸ™‚

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  8. LoveFari Di

    July 23, 2017 8:11 pm

    Ohhh these tips are so good!! I love the hopper app 😊 and that hoodie into a pillow is the best thing ive seen since slice bread with some nutella of course😍. Ok note to self buy a rum cake every time I travel lol.

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  9. Kel San Nicolas

    July 24, 2017 12:24 am

    Wow!!! Your tips are so awesome. Alot of what you mentioned i never knew about. Thank you for sharing. πŸ€—πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

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  10. robari channel

    July 24, 2017 4:09 am

    And i hate you too….wahhhh.! joking TJ you are the cuties, funnies, lovely aaaaand the most beautiful vlogger (again thanks for the video as your always helping Β me with your vlogs)

    Reply
  11. Larry Von Zemmrich

    July 24, 2017 6:04 am

    Great Vlog TJ thanks for the awesome travel hacks πŸ‘πŸ·πŸ‘πŸ·

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  12. Solomon Sen

    July 24, 2017 9:35 am

    πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Super – duper hacks, TJ … ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Be safe and take care πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘ Continue to be the blessing πŸ˜€ Keep it up πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  13. YouMustBeFibbing

    July 24, 2017 9:52 am

    All great tips but my favourite is No.12 which should be called the 'small fry catch big fish' hack.
    Correct me if I'm wrong but I've heard flight tickets are generally cheaper on a particular day of a week.

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  14. Tony Ken

    July 24, 2017 12:10 pm

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  15. Pinky Ghosh

    July 24, 2017 8:37 pm

    Ohhh Gurlll πŸ€‘
    Pretty much too much info really in one video… like seriously TJ … I almost forgot half of itπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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  16. rakkkar

    July 25, 2017 7:09 pm

    Someone must have tipped me off to this video (haha get it? Pun? No? lol). Actually the bonus hack once gave me an additional day in London payed by the airline with lots of extra money to spare. Sadly I don't always have time for that but another hack is to book really close transfer flights on routes that are always delayed, especially if there is no later flight. You can just apply for compensation for not getting on a timely flight from your transfer point and basically get the amount of what you paid for your entire trip lol

    Reply
  17. sfknights1310

    July 26, 2017 2:53 pm

    I hope you find your laptop. I know it can be stressful and that's the last thing you want to worry about while traveling.

    Reply
  18. Chasing a Plate - Thomas & Sheena

    July 26, 2017 4:44 pm

    So many great tips TJ! Really enjoyed this one and all the videos you're doing on tips and tricks! And as always so many good laughs to boot! Nice one! – Thomas πŸ˜€

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  19. Laura Jean

    July 26, 2017 5:03 pm

    Thank you!!! You saved me from paying more on my Quebec trip in January! (Ice hotel here we come!)

    Reply
  20. SeeKaysee

    July 26, 2017 6:32 pm

    Yaaasss! Kween! The hidden city tip is actually kinda something I want to try out…for the money saving…but also for the fohbidden adventure adrenaline. πŸ˜›

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  21. Cyborg Yohanna

    July 28, 2017 9:36 am

    The bonus is actually based on passenger's bill of rights πŸ™‚
    btw, you're such a bubbly soul! love your vids!

    Reply
  22. sfknights1310

    July 29, 2017 11:52 pm

    I'm looking at getting my first DSLR. Between the Sony A6000 and the Nikon D3400. Which one would you suggest? I want to be able to make travel montages and maybe YouTube vids?

    Reply
  23. Mario Manlupig Jr

    July 30, 2017 3:00 pm

    Wow! I expected those hacks are just the generic ones but they're not! Thank you so much, TJ!!!

    Reply
  24. Adam Fabel

    July 31, 2017 4:09 am

    Hi TJ, do you recommend purchasing tickets through the Hopper app or checking Hopper then purchasing through the airline website?

    Reply
  25. TravelTomTom

    July 31, 2017 9:54 am

    Wow super handy tips! I wish I would have seen this earlier! Love this… tell me more please!

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  26. Brianna in Singapore

    August 1, 2017 9:36 am

    I loveeee the editing on this video! Also I love your bonus hack about airline credit. I wonder if that works well in Asia since that is where I live there. I will give it a try!

    Reply
  27. Afton Rhodes

    August 9, 2017 9:40 pm

    I LOVE your videos TJ! You are fantastic at presenting and your footage is always excellent. I found your channel via your phi phi vlog and have subbed. Keep making videos of your travels!

    Reply
  28. Scott Wallace

    August 18, 2017 1:56 am

    New viewer, love your bubbly personality and such!! Great tips as well! πŸ™‚ Loved your Philippines videos! πŸ˜€

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  29. Heyit’sKJ!Β‘

    August 20, 2017 3:04 am

    I love how you are so active with replying to fans
    Also, thank you for the tips, they will be extremely helpful in the future

    Reply
  30. Shanice Becton

    October 27, 2017 12:48 am

    Just found you, and I love your advice! I've seen material I haven't seen with other travel bloggers! Subscribed 😁

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  31. Marco C.

    October 28, 2017 4:43 am

    Awesome hacks TJ. I figured out some of these hacks during my 7 month backpacking but learnt so much more πŸ™‚

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  32. Leonardo Andrade

    February 17, 2018 12:20 am

    I just discovered you because I'm looking for information on the train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and loved your video of the trip. By the way, I'm watching other videos and loving them too. Your videos are good!! And thanks for the tips!!

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  33. Richère Trudeau

    February 24, 2018 3:03 am

    Thank you for those great tips ! Β Never heard of Skiplagged, will definitely check it out. Β Good job on making your vlogs interesting with your positive energy πŸ™‚

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  34. mkuntz63

    May 12, 2018 4:34 pm

    Everyone loves a gift and to be appreciated. Will bring a gift on my next trip for sure for the flight attendants. Thanks for all the great travel tips!!!!

    Reply
  35. Christopher Do44

    May 15, 2018 8:56 am

    I have a flight to Houston next week. Just used all these tips. I hope skip lagged works with no problems

    Reply

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