NEWS - Whether seasoned travelers or first-timers, we are all on the lookout for travel tips and tricks that could make our journeys more enjoyable, hassle-free, and budget-friendly.
But just when we think we've seen it all, TikTok user @lynettemarcus shares her number one travel tip she guarantees would work all year round! Let's check it out.
@lynettemarcus This travel tip works year ‘round, too! #travel #traveltips #holidays ♬ Holiday Season (Magical Inspirational Happy Holiday Background Music) - P5 - IustinGalea
Okay, that might not be some nifty folding trick or a comprehensive must-have list, but sometimes it's the little things that truly make the most significant impact.
As seen in the reel, Lynette fills her carry-on bag with individually wrapped treats and hands it out to the airport and hotel personnel as she goes along.
We don't know about you, but seeing the surprised looks on those transport and hotel service personnel made us feel tingly inside.
Strained Airline Workers Could Use A Pat On The Back From Appreciative Travelers
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, 2.9 million passengers travel in and out of U.S. airports daily.
Service workers at airports and hotels typically put in long hours under intense pressure to accommodate this massive influx of people.
Imagine how wonderful it would be to receive an unexpected token of appreciation after a long and stressful day!
Expressions Of Gratitude
Several TikTok users express the same views.
User @bbthebrindlefrenchie commented, "I love the smiles you get when you do this. It doesn't take much to make someone feel appreciated."
Another one (@sparkle._.blossom) said, “Wow, truly, they appreciate this. Especially if that person just handled an angry customer."
Some flight attendants also joined the conversation, noting how a kind gesture can make a big difference in their day.
@bross2160 wrote, "As a flight attendant, we appreciate you! It truly is the little things! Passengers don't realize how such a small gesture lifts our spirits!"
Kitty Jónás (@kttyjonas) also said it is the best feeling when someone is kind to flight attendants like her.
One user (@alexaboro) has a funny reply: "I thought you were gonna bribe your way into first class with the candy cane."
Well, this may not get you a free upgrade to first class, but another flight attendant @lisalesliebabyqpid said she'd give an entire plane for a Starbucks gift card or chocolate!
An ex-flight attendant @user0015379853290 commented that they remember passengers' faces and seat numbers who bring anything for the crew.
Meanwhile, some users like @azeezahgoodwin say they do the same when traveling.
Wow! Glad to know that there's more than one Lynette in the world spreading kindness and appreciation as they go!
Be Kind And Travel On
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Lynette says the best part of this hack is that she gains a lot of friends.
Who knew a bag of treats could be such a genius travel hack?
So, next time you're on a trip, try this hack and spread some joy and positivity on the road. It might make your trip and someone else's day a lot better.
Sometimes it just takes one drop to cause a ripple.