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When people say 'jetsetter', do you think fancy outfits and flying off to expensive destinations? YES and NO. Yes, because being a true jetsetter requires confidence and several accessories. No, because you can be a jetsetter on a budget (and even if you don't fly often). It all comes down to six important skills. Master these and you'll look AND feel like a veteran jetsetter.

Are you ready?

Jetsetter Secret #1: Plan Your Outfit

While it can be comforting to wear sweatpants or your favorite jeans, long flights have a way of making people regret their fashion choices. When selecting which clothes to pack, do so in advance. Not only does this trick prevent you from looking slapdash at airport (therefore, losing your chances of getting an upgrade); you will feel comfortable AND stylish once you get to your destination.

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Pre-select items that you plan to bring with you, then plan for your airport getup. Include comfy bottoms like skirts or loose jeans so it won't crimp your legs. For the top, a nice button-down blouse will complement just about anything. Shoes should be easy to take on and off for airport security. If you can't live without heels, choose styles with only about an inch or two.

Don't forget a jetsetter's best friends: sunglasses, a scarf in a bold color, and a jacket (for cold plane cabins).

Illustration for article titled How To Fly Like A Seasoned Jetsetter

Jetsetter Secret #2: Pick Your Toiletries

Ever wondered how jetsetters manage to look fresh after 6 or 9-hour flights? Again, planning is key. Make sure to bring antibacterial wet wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste, and your trusted moisturizer. For those who want to touch up, a small cosmetic bag of concealer, blush, lipstick, and tinted moisturizer should do the trick. Packing an extra shirt or blouse in your bag for when you land is not a bad idea also.

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If you're expecting a long or red-eye flight, thoroughly clean your face, exfoliate, then moisturize. Keep makeup to a minimum until you get to your destination.

Jetsetter Secret #3: Grab Lightweight Luggage

These days, bags don't have to be heavy to be durable. In fact, there are lots of luggages that are both functional and stylish. If you're always traveling, basic colors like black, brown, or beige is the way to go. Bold colors like blue or red get your attention right away on the baggage carousel though. Make sure to check for inside pockets (for those little items), durable zippers, and a sturdy exterior.

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Check that you're not bringing unnecessary items along. Make it a habit to pack days in advance, so you'll have time to review what's inside your bags.

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Jetsetter Secret #4: Check the Destination

If you have noticed, jetsetters often get to stay at luxurious hotels and resorts. Well, what if you knew that you can do the same? All it takes is a bit of research. Go online and check package deals from some of the best places in the world. Often, hotels and resorts will give limited offers for certain days in a year. If you time your trips well, you can snag a night or two at these premium locations. Try going at forums, asking friends and family, and even officemates for their travel ideas.

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Jetsetter Secret #5: Breeze Through Security

One thing every traveler dreams of is breezing through tight airport security. If you're a frequent flyer, check with your air carrier or local airport if they have exclusive security lines. These will often require annual memberships. However, the price you have to pay for 60 percent faster check-in time will be nothing compared to hours of waiting in line.

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Jetsetter Secret #6: Hire a Car

Would you really want to waste time hailing a cab after a long flight? Of course not. You want a smiling face to greet you when you get out of the airport. You want a good car (nothing pricey) to take you to your hotel as swiftly as possible. No traffic, no extra fees, no cranky drivers. Well today, you can get that – for a surprisingly affordable rate. Simply download the app Uber, and you can get a car in minutes. Plus, their service is available in all major cities around the world.

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Being a true jetsetter is all about attitude. Expect that not everything will go as planned – no matter how hard you try. Flights get delayed, turbulence happens, and food is sometimes bland. But that doesn't mean you become an irritable traveler. True jetsetters know how to stay calm and simply enjoy the little things. Sure, your flight is delayed – but you did bring some awesome tunes that you can listen to for the meantime.

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As long as you keep your cool, any flight can remain safe and enjoyable.

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