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Woman shares genius iPhone travel hack nobody knows about

Lucy Devine

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Woman shares genius iPhone travel hack nobody knows about

Featured Image Credit: live_thedash/TikTok

A woman on TikTok has shared a genius iPhone hack for travelling, and we can't believe we didn't know about this sooner.

We are definitely going to be using this!

You can watch it below:

In the clip, @live_thedash explains a mega easy way for family and friends to track your flight when you jet off on holiday.

All you need to do is send the airline and flight number in an iMessage, for example, 'Ryanair FR553' and whoever you send it to will notice a box pop up on the message window.

There are two options to choose from, 'preview flight' or 'copy code', but if the recipient selects the 'preview flight' option, they can then track your flight in real time. There's even information on departure time, arrival time and flight duration, so they know exactly what's happening while you're up in the sky.

Genius!

Simply send your airline and flight number. Credit: TikTok/@live_thedash
Simply send your airline and flight number. Credit: TikTok/@live_thedash

And other TikTokers were pretty blown away by the tip, with people calling it 'amazing' while one said: "Just found out about this a day ago and this is actually fire."

And a second added: "Seeing this omw to the airport. Thank you!"

In other travel news, we recently told you how a former flight attendant has shared tips for getting seated together on a flight for free.

From luggage fees to fast tracking through security and paying to sit together, added extras can sometimes cost as much as the flight itself.

The recipient should be able to track the flight. Credit: TikTok/@live_thedash
The recipient should be able to track the flight. Credit: TikTok/@live_thedash

Jane Hawkes, who is also a consumer expert, told Express.co.uk: “Obviously if you’re travelling with children you might not want to do this. Because if you’re travelling as a family, you’ll probably want your children with you to keep an eye on them.

“But if you’re travelling with friends or a partner, then never pay to book a seat together.

“Just wait to get onboard and then say ‘we’re travelling together and we didn’t realise we’d be separated’.

“You could just ask other passengers around you who can be very accommodating. It’s worth asking but there’s not much point asking before you get onboard.”

While some passengers may be happy to swap – for example, if they've been stuck in the unpopular middle seat – others may be less than willing to move, if they have paid for a specific spot on the plane.

It's certainly worth a try if you don't have to sit with your party, but would like to.

Topics: Travel, Technology

Lucy Devine
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