Do you want to breeze through non-rev travel like a pro? On Instagram, we’ve asked for your tips and hacks, and we’ve rounded up some game-changing tips from the savvy travelers in our community. We’ve got everything you need to know.

1. Timely Load Checks

Check the flight loads using StaffTraveler, but avoid checking too early, as loads can change rapidly. Checking closer to your departure date can give you a more accurate picture.

2. Always Have a Plan B-Z

Non-revving can throw you a curveball, so it’s wise to have backup plans for every step of your adventure.

3. Secure Your Backup Plans

Purchase tickets on multiple airlines to have backup options ready to roll if your primary plans fall through. You can refund the tickets upon reaching your destination.

4. Dress Smart

Dress appropriately, especially if you might get an upgrade to business class or if the airline has specific dress code rules. 

5. Stay Informed

Familiarize yourself with each airline’s unique rules and procedures for non-rev travelers. You can find these details in our Airline Notes on our website and the StaffTraveler app.

6. Travel Light

Less is more when it comes to packing. Keep it light and breezy for a stress-free journey.

7. Show Crew Appreciation

Spread some love by bringing snacks or small gifts for the crew. It’s the little things that make a big difference!

8. Give Yourself Extra Time

Avoid rushing by adding extra time to your schedule for any unexpected delays or changes.

9. Shortlist

Use your downtime wisely by shortlisting hotels in advance and booking them after securing your boarding pass.

With these insider tips and expert hacks at your disposal, you’ll be well on your way to mastering the art of non-rev travel like a seasoned pro. So pack your bags, buckle up, and get ready for your next adventure with confidence and ease!

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