Travel Tip of the Day: Share Your Own Tips!

Share Your Own TipsShare Your Own Tips!
With all the great feedback we’ve received on our Travel Tips of the Day, we’ve seen a lot of really great tips submitted by you—our readers. All great travel wisdom deserves to be shared (that’s why I started this site in the first place), so starting a week from today, we’ll be featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day every Friday!

To share your own tip, send it in an email to whitney@johnnyjet.com. Simple as that!

To kick things off, here’s a little piece of wisdom from reader M. Miller, who noted that when checking a bag, you should “ALWAYS” check your luggage claim tag to make sure that there isn’t a mistake—and your bag isn’t tagged to the wrong final destination!

With so many places to go these days, and so many different ways to travel, it’s more important than ever to pay your travel wisdom forward (travel is all about learning, in the end). So please, share away, and help make travel just a little bit easier for someone else!

 

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Comments

  1. How do you choose your people to write a column about their travels? Some are interesting — others – not so much. I’d like to contribute\

    • Johnny Jet Johnny Jet says:

      They are usually folks in the travel industry who travel a lot. How much do you fly a year or how many countries have you been to?

  2. Remember that bus or rental car shuttle driver that put your luggage in/out and gave you a speech on the sights along the route with multiple stops to the hotel/airport? Plus he got you there during local rush hour safely. Although you are in a rush to check-in, thank him with a couple of dollars so he feels appreciated.

  3. Paul Friedman says:

    I came to this page because of your link requesting using the tip of checking luggage tags before leaving the ticket counter. There is no specific place to comment on your guest tip of the week.

    I discovered this tip years ago and continued to practice after my baggage tags neglected to include the second portion of my flight that day. So it stayed in the intermediate city until the airline went looking for it. This is a modern corollary to the 16th century proverb ‘A stitch in time saves 9′.

  4. Make yourself known to the hotel prior to your arrival. A hotel can welcome several arrivals on one day, that’s plenty of rooms to assign on a daily basis! How do you differentiate yourself from the rest, and get what you truly deserve and want ?
    Our Tip – Make yourself known, send the hotel an email and introduce yourself.
    Content Tips :
    - Your arrival time, will help getting your room ready.
    - If you have been their guest before, mention it.
    - If reading trip advisor comments helped in your decision of choosing the hotel, mention it.
    - If you are celebrating an occasion, go ahead and let them know.
    - Items that you would like to have in your room
    - Ask about their internet service
    And the list can go on and on
    By all means, this does not necessary mean you will get a free upgrade, but you definitely stand a better chance on getting the best room for the day ( especially if a hotel is looking at high occupancies on the day)
    Stand out from the crowd and get what you want.

  5. Angelica says:

    Here are some of my tips:
    - Being loyal has it’s advantages! You can get spa discounts or free WiFi
    - Dont book from large reservation portals as they may up-charge you. Try booking trough http://www.reservationcounter.com/
    -Try out the free app Hotel Quickly!
    - Collect Points! You can get a 700$ room for around 100$ so it is worth it!

    I hope this helps :)

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