It’s 5:57 am. You’ve overslept, and now you’re running late for your flight. It doesn’t help that you were feeling exhausted the night before, and failed to properly pack your bag. Now, you’re forced to hastily throw all of your clothing and other items in your suitcase, yell at the coffee maker to finish brewing, and take a 30-second shower before catching your shuttle to the airport.
Does this situation sound all-too-familiar? We hope not, but even the most seasoned travelers and frequent flyers fail to adequately prepare for their trip. Of course, we all sleep through our alarms at least once and a while too, so every single start to your trip can’t always be perfect!
How Can The World’s Strongest TSA-Compliant Belt Help Me?
In truth, our no-metal travel belt isn’t going to magically pack your bag at night, wake you up in the morning, and get you to the airport on-time. What this special belt will do, however, is save you just a bit of hassle while you’re in the airport security line. Instead of being forced to take off your belt due to the metal buckle, you can enjoy the convenience of keeping it on.
How? Our polymer belts are exactly that: polymer, so there’s zero metal in the buckle or the strap. Now, you can finally enjoy the all-day comfort that Klik Belts are known for, all without having to take it off at a TSA security checkpoint!
To help out you frequent travelers out there, the team at Klik Belts is going to cover seven essential travel items that you shouldn’t leave your house without. Keep reading below to learn more!
7 Items You Shouldn’t Forget When You Travel
#1: Noise-Canceling Headphones
Frequent flyers know the value of noise-canceling headphones, and they also know the pain of paying airport prices when they forget their noise-canceling headphones. From tuning out the droll of crying babies and turbulence to chatty neighbors, you’ll get more sleep or more work done on your trip with a pair of good quality noise-canceling headphones.
Your smartphone, laptop, tablet, or other device of choice is essentially useless without a charger. You don’t want to be bum at the airport by stealing juice from other people’s chargers, and while you could purchase an additional charger during your trip, save yourself from cash and remember to pack these valuable items.
We’ll touch on having your ID (and other everyday carry items) below, but having a way to prove your identity is so important that it deserves its own mention. You won’t be able to get past airport security (and get to utilize that sweet TSA-compliant belt!) without a government-issued and government-approved form of ID, so make sure you have it ready and on your person when you’re going through a TSA checkpoint.
For international travelers: don’t forget your passport in addition to your driver’s license!
#4: A Towel
Regardless of where you’re staying and how generous their amenities are, it’s always a great idea to at least bring a small-to-medium-sized towel with you. Perhaps you’ll spill something, sweat up a storm, or you’ll meet someone who’s in desperate need of a towel. We’re really not sure why you’ll need one, but we’re confident that, at some point or another, you’ll wish you had a towel at your disposal.
Think back to what Towelie from South Park said: “Don’t forget to bring a towel!”
#5: A Protein Bar (Or Other Nutritious and Convenient Snacks)
If only you got hungry as you began to make a meal or place your order instead of waiting in a long line or hustling to catch your connecting flight. Indeed, hunger tends to strike at the worst
of times and you’ll want to make sure that you have at least a few emergency protein bars on hand (or an equivalent, healthy snack) to munch on as you’re traveling.
Trust us, the feeling of waiting in line for sub-par fast food at an airport while wondering if you’re going to make it in time for your connecting flight is not a good feeling.
#6: The Confidence Of Confirmed Reservations
Yes, this isn’t a tangible item, per se. But knowing exactly where you’re going and how you’re going to get there is a thing of beauty, especially if you’re the type of person who checks five separate times to see if the garage door made it all the way down.
In any situation, it’s always important to confirm your reservation and make sure that your ride, rental car, hotel, Airbnb, restaurant reservation, appointment, or other scheduled commitment is, in fact, valid. Travel is stressful enough as it is, so why add additional stress by failing to confirm your itinerary?
#7: Your EDC
Okay, maybe this isn’t one item, but we’re grouping your everyday carry items into one item for the sake of this list. Our belts are the perfect EDC belt, so it only makes sense to remind you of the items you don’t want to forget when you’re leaving the house to do just about anything: your phone, wallet (with ID), a moderate amount of cash or other forms of payment, keys, lip balm, sunglasses, pocket knife, or whatever else it is that you like having on your person.
Shop Klik Belts For The Market’s Best TSA-Approved Belt!
Remember, when it comes to the quality, strength, durability, versatility, comfort, and value of belts, there’s only one company that delivers: Klik Belts! Enjoy your travels and shop today.
Jet lag, long lines in airport security, long hours sitting down, waiting on rideshares to pick you up, checking into hotels, grabbing food on-the-go, and getting to your meetings can leave even the most seasoned traveler completely exhausted. For many people, the idea of hopping on a plane and flying to another destination hundreds or thousands of miles away from home is exciting, and for others...well, it’s just another day at the “office.”
Here at Klik Belts, we can’t help shorten those long security lines or bump you up to First Class. What we can do, however, is ensure that your belt-wearing experience is as comfortable, reliable, and convenient as possible. We can also help reduce the time you spend getting hassled by TSA agents (if only by a little).
The World’s Strongest TSA-Compliant Belt
How? We proudly provide the world’s strongest polymer (plastic composite) buckle belt, and it
also happens to be the best TSA-compliant belt on the market. We took the classic Klik Belt design and simply eliminated the aluminum metal buckle that our wearers know and love, and replaced it with an easy-to-pass-through-the-metal-scanner plastic buckle. The result? A better all-around travel experience.
To help make your frequent flyer miles pass by just a bit more smoothly, keep reading below for more travel tips that we originally touched on in this blog post.
When Packing: Roll Your Clothing
Worried about having enough space in your suitcase? Rolling your clothing, as opposed to folding, is an effective way to max out your bag and bring everything that you need to (and then some) without overstuffing your luggage. If you need to sit on your suitcase just to zip it closed, you’re doing it wrong.
Seasoned travelers know this packing pro-tip very well.
You Can Pack Lighter Than You Realize
To our point above, the truth about traveling is that the majority of people bring more than they need on their trips. Sure, it’s nice to have the reassurance that you’ve brought almost everything you could possibly need during your trip, but unless you’re traveling somewhere remote or going on a wilderness expedition where all you’ve brought is truly all you’ll have access to, you can make do with a relatively modest bag.
In the event that you need to purchase something small like toothpaste, shampoo, or cheap sunglasses, you’ll be able to do so...you know, in society, such as the airport you’ve just landed in! (Be mindful that everyday items are usually massively overpriced in airports).
Carry It On Whenever Possible
You’ve never had the pleasure of having a true travel experience unless you’ve dealt with an extreme delay (or worse) with obtaining your checked baggage. Though airlines are generally pretty good about keeping your checked bags in good shape and getting them back to you in a timely manner, sometimes they’re not, and that can cause a serious strain on your trip.
Checked baggage becomes even riskier when you’re flying with multiple connections on a tight schedule. With connecting flights, it’s best to carry on your bags whenever possible. Remember, this is a lot easier to do when you’ve packed light!
Wear Compression Socks On Your Flight
For longer flights that last over 3-4 hours, you’ll definitely want to shuffle around to get your blood circulating. A good way to avoid swelling and “sleepy legs” from sitting down too long is by wearing compression socks that naturally circulate the blood in your feet and legs more efficiently.
If anything, at least wear a pair of any type of socks on your flight. Going barefoot with sandals is just unsanitary and inconsiderate when you’re packed in a metal tube with hundreds of people.
Don’t Keep Your Wallet In Your Back Pocket
This is a general street-smart tip that all people should put into practice, but it’s even more pertinent when you’re traveling and in an unknown area. Be friendly and positive, but never trust strangers by having valuables or personal items in easy range of potential pickpocketers.
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If it’s strong, easy to secure, comfortable, and metal-free, then it must be a polymer buckle Klik Belt. To get your own, shop our site and find the perfect color that suits your tastes today.
If only traveling was as easy as being picked up in a private car, getting dropped off right next to your plane, and being seated immediately. Well, for elite individuals, travel is this easy. But for the rest of us, we’re generally forced to deal with long lines, intrusive airport security, getting a ride to and from the airport, lost luggage, less-than-ideal passengers...the list goes on.
Whether you’re forced to travel for business or you’re planning a relaxing vacation to the Bahamas, the reality is that flying is practically unavoidable when it comes to traveling. Fortunately, here at Klik Belts, we’re doing our part to make your travel experience just a little bit more convenient.
Improve Your Travel Experience With Our No-Metal, TSA-Approved Belts
We provide the strongest TSA-approved belts on the market thanks to our new polymer buckle material. Designed to make walking through airport security a breeze (or, at least, a little easier and less intrusive), we’re confident that our no-metal travel belts are the perfect addition to your travel wardrobe or even everyday, casual wear. With a Klik Belt, there are no compromises!
In today’s blog post, we’ll be looking at several tips to make traveling by air a little easier for you and your family (or workplace associates). Let’s get started!
Tips To Make Flying More...Bearable
In the age of mobile applications, most (if not all) airlines have their own mobile app. Do yourself a favor and download the app, for free, a few days before your flight. When its 24 hours before your flight is scheduled to depart, simply check-in ahead of time via the app. You’ll still need your boarding pass, of course, but letting the airline know you’re on your way makes things easier for everyone.
Arrive Earlier Than You Need To
As nice as it would be to arrive at the airport, quickly pass through security, and walk straight up to the boarding gates, this is simply not the norm when it comes to flying. What if the security lines are longer than expected? What if traffic is worse than expected around the airport? There are too many variables at play when you’re catching a flight, so it’s always best to play it safe and arrive much earlier than you need to. This way, you can relax, catch up on work or news, and breathe easy knowing that you’ll be ready and on-time.
Exercise Before Your Flight
Sitting for long periods of time can be unpleasant and uncomfortable — the human body wasn’t meant to be completely sedentary for too long. While getting up and shuffling about the cabin is an option mid-flight, your best bet is to try and get some exercise in before your flight. Whether that means going on a medium-length run, swimming a few laps, hitting the elliptical, or even lifting weights at the gym, moving (and mildly exhausting) your body will make sitting down feel that much better...and earned, too!
No one has ever said something along the lines of, “Hey, you know what? That burger I got from the airport food court just really hit the spot. I’m so glad that I didn’t bring any food with me!” Most airports have fairly lackluster dining options, unless you’re willing to spend a pretty penny and one- to two or more hours of your time.
You can save time, money, and eat something that’s genuinely nutritious by bringing your own food on-flight. Even a few granola bars hastily thrown in your carry-on can mean the difference between a grumpy passenger and a content passenger. Just make sure not to bring anything too smelly on-board out of respect for others stuck on the same metal tube as you.
Invest In Good Headphones
You can’t hear that crying baby who’s inevitably been seated directly behind you if you have the right pair of headphones. Quality noise-canceling, over-the-ear headphones are definitely the way to go when it comes to traveling, and you can almost always find a decent pair without paying an arm and a leg. For a product with great sound reduction, sound quality, and overall longevity, it’s best to make a one-time investment in a more expensive pair of headphones. Trust us on this one.
Not only can you block out the world around you at your gate or on the flight, but people are less likely to bother you if you’re clearly wearing headphones.
Be Polite (It Goes A Long Way)
Travelers are often exhausted, sore, unshowered, hungry, and generally cranky. A long flight is no easy battle to fight, and as a result, many customers are less-than-kind to flight attendants and other airline personnel. Though these customer service heroes are used to dealing with cranky, unappreciative people, it’s worth your while to be extra nice and polite whenever possible.
Even a simple smile and “thank you” can be a meaningful gesture to an employee whos had a long day. If you really want to make someone’s day, give a flight attendant an unopened box of chocolates and say that it’s for the entire crew. If anyone’s getting randomly bumped up to first class, it’s probably you!
Wearing Your No-Metal, TSA-Approved Belt
Walking through TSA checkpoints can be a total pain, but by not having to take off your belt, our TSA-approved belts are here to make traveling just that much easier and convenient for you. Find a color that’s perfect for your needs. Shop our no-metal buckle belts for flying today!
If you’re one of the millions and millions of people who travel for the holiday season every year, then you’d probably appreciate just about anything that makes the experience less of a hassle. Let’s be honest: flying somewhere can be exciting, but checking in, going through airport security, making it to your gate, and sitting through the actual flight can be a total pain in the rump. It’s about time that traveling wasn’t such an inconvenience for people.
How Klik Belts Can Help
You might be thinking, “This is great, but just how can your adjustable belts help me have a smoother holiday travel experience?” That’s a fair question, and it’s a question that we’ll touch on a little further below in today’s travel tip blog post.
If you’re looking to get a TSA-approved holiday gift just in the nick of time this Christmas season, Klik Belts has you (and your pants) covered. Shop our limited color collection today, or get something truly nice with our leather belts for sale.
Book The First Flight Out
Now, this travel tip only works if it happens to work with your schedule or travel itinerary, but if you can, take the first flight out that morning. Yes, it’s insanely early. Yes, it’s dark out. Yes, you’ll be a zombie. But guess what? You can sleep during the flight, and you can probably sleep at your family member’s house once you reach your destination.
Why take the first flight of the day out? That’s because delays are more likely to occur with later flights in the day. Even if there isn’t a storm on the horizon (and how could you predict something like this that’s so far out?), it’s a safe bet to buy a ticket for an early bird flight.
Get To The Airport Early
The holiday crowds are going to bottleneck airport security, so make sure to arrive earlier than you normally would. It’s always better to hang out at your gate for a while rather than run toward it with your shoes in hand and a face that screams “I didn’t plan my time very well!”
Again, it may be quite the early morning for you, but take this time to catch a nap before your flight boards, read a book, or even do some work on your laptop. Long security lines are all the more reason to try and get the first flight of the day like we mentioned above.
Remember That You Can’t Always Travel With Gifts
Your homemade jellies and jams will certainly be appreciated by the recipient, but TSA officials sure won’t appreciate them. Keep their travel guidelines and limitations in mind, and don’t wrap any presents until you reach your destination, as an unknown item may have to be unwrapped. That’s no fun.
Use Our Comfort Click Belt For An Easy Airport Security Experience
Klik Belts are great because they’ll instantly click together and click apart for fast and easy removal when you’re headed through the security lines. It doesn’t get much better than that! Stay tuned for another travel protip blog from Klik Belts, or feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions.