Travel Tips 

  1. Rather than taking your entire copy of the Rough Guide or Lonely Planet, just photocopy the pages you need, then discard after you have used them. Saves space and weight. James Teideman, Skyscanner Marketing Communications Executive

  2. Never join the security queue with kids in it. Go for the one with the ‘suits’. It will move much quicker. Alistair Hann, Skyscanner Chief Technology Officer

  3. Never wear flip flops (on a plane). “I used to work for an airline and we were told never to wear sandals on board an aircraft. In the unlikely event of an emergency, it’s best to have a good set of sturdy shoes that will protect your feet from heat or sharp objects.” Matthew Smith, Skyscanner Content Partnership Executive

  4. If you’re petrified of turbulence during flights, try slightly jiggling your body when you hit some rough air. No one will notice because everyone is being moved around due to the aircraft movement. Sounds a little crazy but your movement will counteract that of the aircraft and you won’t feel the turbulence so much. It really does work! Jamie Wortley, Skyscanner PR Consultant

  5. Choose the Asian-vegetarian option on the plane. You get fed before anyone else, you avoid anything too greasy and stodgy (helps the jetlag allegedly) and I’m convinced the more niche meals are much better quality as they’re made in smaller batches. Victoria Baillie, Skyscanner PR Manager

  6. Whenever you get up to leave somewhere, be it a chair at the airport, a café, or a bar, always turn round and make sure you haven’t left anything behind. Suzanne Morrison, Skyscanner Project Manager

  7. When there’s a language barrier, shouting in your own language is not going to get you far. Instead, use your body. It’s the most international language in the entire world. Don’t forget to translate a full stop with a smile. Tika Larasati, Skyscanner Market Development Manager, Indonesia

  8. I can’t remember visiting a country in the last 10 years that doesn’t have ATMs, so there’s really no need to carry about more cash than you need for a couple of days. Charlie Pank, Skyscanner Senior Software Engineer

  9. To get over jetlag quickly on arrival, try to sync your sleeping pattern with the new time zone immediately. More: How to avoid jet lag Kirsty Donnelly, Skyscanner Recruitment Assistant

  10. Just because he looks Caucasian, doesn’t mean he speaks English. And just because she looks Asian, doesn’t mean she can’t understand your French! Be wary of mouthing off when you think you’re speaking a language no one around you speaks. You never know who understands what. Tika Larasati, Skyscanner Market Development Manager, Indonesia