Sometimes you don’t get the seat you wanted when you check in, but that doesn’t mean there’s no hope. The check-in system might show a full flight, but the agents at the gate will know if there’s absolutely nothing available.
Asking doesn’t hurt. It could be the difference between you getting cramped and you getting an exit seat with plenty of legroom. If you’re lucky, you might even score yourself an empty row.
Don’t Travel Without Your Kit
Long-haul flights can be exhausting, so stock up on everything that will make your trip a little more comfortable. A little luxury doesn’t hurt, so be sure to add your favorite things to your onboard kit. Don’t forget the essentials, toothbrush, deodorant, and hairbrush but also pack a sleeping mask and earplugs.
Aromatic pillow mists are great for calming you down. Maybe even spoil yourself with face cream.
Leave the Air Turned on
It can be cold on an airplane, but that’s nothing that a few layers can’t help. Though this is the case, it’s important to get the air vents going because it creates a force field around you.
Kind of like Star Trek, but even better. This helps with deflecting diseases from other passengers and helps with dry skin too.
Baby on Board
Babies are everywhere, and they’re even on flights. Though you can’t avoid having babies on your flight, you can definitely avoid sitting near them. Babies are guaranteed to fuss and cry, and it only gets worse on a long flight.
So you might want to sit far away from the partitions. Parents have no choice but to set their bassinets there, so steer clear of them.
Don’t Miss Out on Freebies
Everybody knows that being nice will get you better service, but seasoned veterans of travel will tell you to always bring the flight attendants a gift. It doesn’t have to be anything big.
Something as small as a chocolate bar will suffice. Not only will you be getting the best service, but you’ll also enjoy some freebies too.