The internet is rife with bad advice. Much of it is accepted because many of us like the idea of saving a dollar or finding an advantage. But bad advice often goes unrecognized until something goes wrong.
- Couples have booked a window and aisle seat in the hope of the other seat being left vacant. As airlines try to fill seats this will usually not work, so the couple end up separated.
- Currency exchange. A generation ago we used traveller’s checks, or waited till the exchange rates were good. This is outdated advice, because the transactions fees are considerable. ATM and credit cards are far less expensive. Get an account that works at your destination.
- Pack everything you might need. Over-packing is an issue. At worse, if you forget something you can buy it at your destination.
- Package deals being cheap. Sometime this might give you what you want, or you might pay more for something that wasn’t what you wanted. Hit or miss.
- Public transport is the cheapest way around. This wouldn’t be too bad if you have no set schedule. But if you miss a flight because of public transport it is a disaster. Sydney airport shuttle services get you there on time. And you can relax on an early morning departure or late flight home.
- Book everything on the net. This works well for reputable flights and our Sydney airport shuttle. But there are tourist scams were you pay for a hotel that does not exist, or for a tour that is cheaper when you turn up in person.
- Take your own food on the plane. Mixed feeling here. Food tastes flat at high altitudes, so it’s not the fault of the airline’s chef. Sure, take some non-perishable snacks if you wish.
- Booking a two part plane journey and leaving at the first stopover. People sometime try this because it can (sometimes) be cheaper than a direct flight to the stopover. But it inconveniences the airlines, and you cannot collect your luggage.
- Most electrical devices won’t work on the power system in another country. An adaptor plug is no good as it won’t change the voltage. Electrical devices are heavy anyway, so just take one camera/phone and find a recharge option.
- Hotel glasses and other items are often unclean. Either wash or avoid.
Sydney Airport Transfers to and from your flight prevent so much hassle. Be on time, avoid any potential problems with public transport delays, and relax from the moment you leave your front door.