If you’re a seasoned flyer, maybe you already know these and can move on and plan your next getaway. But if you need all the travel tips you can get, why not check out these helpful hints from a Reddit thread on how to make your next flight more enjoyable. From avoiding the coffee to bringing your own headphones, these are the 11 best travel secrets from airport workers. Bon voyage indeed.
Be nice to employees
Same goes for flight attendants, according to ihatcoe, who says, "The nicer you are to us, the more we can do for you. Ran out of beef? Ask politely and we will get you a fillet mignon from first class. Your neighbour is noisy? Tell us nicely and we might be able to get you a better seat." So, treat others the way you want to be treated. Got it.
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Locks on zippered suitcases are useless
IAmDotorgBU suggests zip ties, which he uses. "I usually toss a few spare in the bag. In one case, I opened the bag (still zip-tied) at my destination and there was one of the TSA papers in it. They'd opened it, and whoever did it re-zip-tied it for me with one of the spares. Thumbs up to that guy."
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Remove old luggage tags
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That armrest that supposedly can’t be raised actually can
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Bring your own headphones/earbuds
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Buy and fly on a Tuesday
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Know the busy flight times
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Rethink buying from a third-party travel site
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Avoid the coffee
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