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Things You Probably Wish You Knew Before You Started Travelling in Newark

Travelers Today       By    Staff Reporter

Updated: Aug 08, 2019 08:30 PM EDT

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Things You Probably Wish You Knew Before You Started Travelling in Newark

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While travelling is something we always look forward to, the process itself can be quite stressful. When it comes to planning and packing, it is easy to get overwhelmed. However, there are travel hacks as well as rules and regulations to keep in mind when travelling in Newark that can make your travelling experience a whole lot easier. 

Smart packing hacks

With many cheap airlines offering charter flights to help reduce the cost of travelling, the baggage allowance is usually a nightmare. Travelling on holiday with just a carry-on seems quite difficult, but that's where compression bags can come in pretty handy. 

Compression bags allow you to reduce the size of your garments by vacuuming out all the air inside the bag. This packing hack frees up so much space, allowing you to pack twice the amount of garments. 

Benefits of airport parking 

When it comes to travelling, there are so many things that need planning that you forget about what you'll do with your car while you're gone. You don't want to end up with a hefty parking ticket when you get back, or worse, not find your car where you left it! 

Leaving your car in a safe place that won't cost you a fortune is actually quite possible in Newark. Luckily, there are other affordable options that allow you to leave your car in good hands when you use Newark airport long term parking benefits and choose from a variety of options that are not only budget-friendly but will also make your trip to and from the airport hassle-free.

Saving time at security checkpoints 

If you're the kind of person who always arrives late to your flight and have to sprint through the airport to catch your flight on time, then the travel hack you need the most is knowing how to get through security check-in a breeze! 

To be prepared and avoid being stopped or searched, here are a few tips: 

  • Pack your luggage in layers to make it easier to view all the items in the scanning process. You don't want to have them open your bag to check out a weird looking item on the scanner that ends up being a toothbrush folded in the middle of a T-shirt.

  • Always have your ID/passport and ticket or boarding pass accessible. Having a printed version is always safer just in case your phone battery dies or your internet decides to stop working. 

  • Remove any outer layers such as jackets, hats, and shoes. 

  • Avoid wearing boots as they usually need to be scanned due to the metal buckles that most of them have. 

  • Empty your pockets of any metal items such as keys, coins or pins and place them in your carry-on to be scanned with the rest of your items. 

  • Make sure you only have one carry-on bag and one personal item/laptop case per person. 

  • Keep your medication in its original packaging and always bring along the prescription card to verify the need for it. 

Newark rules and regulations for Carry-ons 

When it comes to items allowed on a flight, every airport has a different set of rules. In Newark Airport, here are a few things to keep in mind: 

  • All liquids, gels, creams, and aerosols should be placed in a transparent zip-lock bag. Only one bag is allowed per person to limit the quantities and sizes of the liquids on board. In all cases, no container should hold more than 100 ml. These items should be removed from the carry on to be x-rayed separately in the transparent plastic bag. Remember to place any larger liquids in your checked-in luggage or they will be thrown out. 

  • Lithium batteries are not permitted in checked-in baggage; however, cell phone batteries and small power banks are allowed to be taken on the flight in your carry-on. 

  • Every airport has its own list of prohibited items to be taken on a flight. In Newark airport, the list includes sharp objects, sporting goods, firearms, tools such as hammers, nails, etc. , explosives and flammable materials, candles, aerosols, and snow globes. 

Travel deals 

You'd be surprised how much money you can save when booking a travel package with flights and accommodation included. It's usually so cheap that you can get your accommodation almost for free. Check with your local travel agency for hot deals or sign up to common travel websites and check your email for special membership deals. The more you travel with one specific website, the more points you earn and unlock secret deals that will reduce the cost of travel immensely.

The more you travel, the more tips and hacks you unlock. But, for starters, these tips will help make your travels safe, easy, and hassle-free in Newark. As long as you're prepared, the process of travelling will be nothing but a whole lot of fun. So, start planning your next trip, make sure you've got your travel hacks and tips ready to enjoy your vacay stress free. 

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