Embarking on an exciting trip only to face airport chaos? Baggage fees, misplaced passports, and endless queues can quickly turn excitement into stress. That being said, mastering a few savvy airport strategies can be the difference between a seamless travel experience and a series of avoidable hassles. Seasoned jet-setter or first-time flyer, this blog is your go-to resource for navigating airports with ease.

Pack smart

The first rule of airport navigation? Pack smart and pack light. With your Madlug by your side, you're already ahead of the game. Its sturdy construction and ergonomic design make it the perfect travel companion, but remember, less is more when it comes to packing. Stick to the essentials and leave room for souvenirs!

Madlug backpack

Opt for off-peak

Opting for off-peak travel times not only saves you money – it also spares you from the hustle and bustle of big crowds. Consider booking flights for quieter weekdays like Tuesdays or Wednesdays to breeze through airports and enjoy a more relaxed journey.

Dress for comfort

Choose breathable fabrics and loose-fitting clothing to stay cosy during long flights, and wear flat, comfortable shoes to keep your feet happy as you navigate through security and terminals. Consider slip-on shoes or sneakers with good arch support to keep your feet happy throughout your journey. 

Dress for comfort

Create an emergency essentials kit

Prepare for the unexpected by creating an emergency essentials kit tucked away in your Madlug. Think plasters for blistered feet, a mini sewing kit for wardrobe malfunctions, and a compact umbrella for impromptu rain showers.

Arrive early

Beat the clock and minimise pre-flight jitters by arriving at the airport well in advance. Plan to arrive at least three hours before departure to mitigate the risk of missing your flight. We also recommend preparing your luggage and essential documents the night before for a seamless start to your journey.

Early flight

Keep the important stuff within easy reach

Keep stress at bay by ensuring your boarding pass and passport are always within easy reach. Store them in a designated pocket of your Madlug for quick and easy access. And for added peace of mind, screenshot your boarding pass or add to your digital wallet.

Bring an empty water bottle

Combat dry airplane cabins and stay refreshed by bringing along an empty water bottle. Once you’re through security, fill it up and stay hydrated throughout your flight, ensuring you arrive at your destination feeling great.

Madlug water bottle

Make your bags stand out

Say goodbye to lost luggage woes by making your bags easily identifiable. Add a personal touch by labelling your bags with a distinctive tag or tying a colourful ribbon. And remember to remove old tags before each flight to avoid confusion.

Take advantage of tech

Transform your Madlug into a tech-savvy travel companion with the help of handy accessories. Attach a portable charger to one of the loops and thread your charging cables through the straps for easy access. No more frantic searches for an elusive power outlet during layovers you’ll be powered up and ready to go in no time.

Madlug backpack


Be snack savvy

Bid adieu to overpriced airport food by packing your own goodies. Stock up on snacks to keep hunger pangs at bay, especially if you're traveling with little ones. Just be sure to check security regulations beforehand to avoid any snack-related mishaps.

Give your eyes some TLC

Opt for glasses over contacts when flying. Dry cabin air can exacerbate discomfort, so keep your peepers moisturised with eye drops for a more comfortable journey. If you do want to wear contact lenses, you can also carry a bottle of contact lens fluid and your case, along with a mirror. Just make sure it’s under the 100ml mark.

Man with glasses

Can’t decide on the best Madlug bag for your trip? Read our blog post on Which Madlug bag is best for travelling? 

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