Clever iPhone travel hack makes flying easy as holidaymakers brand it 'so helpful'

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An Instagram user has revealed an easy shortcut to make flying easier.

Mum Mackenzie Biehl (@mackenziebiehl) boasts a staggering 220,000 on the social media site and regularly shares useful tips and tricks. In a recent video update, she told followers about an unusual flight hack holidaymakers can do using just their iPhone, without downloading any apps.

She said: "Here's a travel hack you'll want to know. Simply text yourself the flight number, hold it down, tap preview flight."

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This trick means you can see your terminal, when your flight departs, the flight status and the baggage claim number, according to the social media star. Captioning the post, she told fans to "save this airport travel hack and share with a friend".

The hack amassed more than 7,800 likes and praise from people who had tried it out. One fan rejoiced: "Yes! I just did it from my flight tomorrow and it works! " While another user chimed in: "Wow! This really works! I am in Lisbon right now leaving for Paris tomorrow and I just did this and it pulled up my flight with all the information. Thank you so much for this helpful travel tip.."

A third person commented: "Love it. Gonna give it a try." Meanwhile, a fourth said: "It worked! Whatever airlines you're in put their abbreviations like South West SW then numbers! And it works awesome."

However, some pointed out that Mackenzie should have clarified that the tip only applies to iPhone users. One Instagram user remarked: "Why don't you mention this works only with Apple."

While another added: "Nice, but still not worth it if you have to buy an Apple phone."