From not being able to fit everything into that flight-approved hand luggage to getting sand in places you didn’t realise were possible, sometimes the thought of a relaxing break isn’t so relaxing at all.
But we want you to get the most out of your summer break, so to rid you of all the little annoyances a holiday can bring, Fabulous Daily has created the ultimate guide that will have you care-free and lounging on the beach in next to no time.
Here, Jenny Francis reveals how to hack your way to your perfect 2019 getaway.
SCREEN SAVIOUR: Short-haul flights have no on-board entertainment, but if you’re smart enough to download shows on your phone to watch during the journey, it can be a nightmare to have to hold your device for the entire flight. And that neck ache could take days to disappear.
Using the piece of material that hangs over the head of the plane seat, take your phone out of its case on one of the long sides. Place the piece of material into the case, then re-seal the case over it. And voila – your hands-free screen is perched at perfect eye level.
GET A FREE HOT MEAL: All flight attendants, no matter how low-cost the airline, will give you free hot water if you ask for it. Take a Pot Noodle or a similar “add hot water” food in your hand luggage. Ask cabin crew for hot water and pour in – guaranteeing yourself a much cheaper on-flight meal than ordering from the menu.
FREE HYDRATION: Save a fortune on in-flight hot drinks and water by taking your own tea bags and a water bottle. All flight crew will fill up your water bottles free of charge on board. Pack some herbal tea or a sandwich bag of instant coffee on board and ask for a hot water – then simply add them in and enjoy.