Sunday , 25 September 2016

Flight attendants explain airport travel tips for your next flight

Take a little time to say hello to people around you. You never know who you could meet.

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“Many of us road warriors don’t talk to seat-mates. We haul out our laptop, book, work, or noise reduction headphones. I say, keep your antenna up for a warm smile. I’ve met astronauts, inventors, and fascinating individuals as a result of reaching out when the vibes are right,” says Sam Horn, CEO of the Intrigue Agency.

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If you’re a frequent flier, spend the extra money and invest in a lounge membership. Lounges often offer great amenities like high-speed internet, drinks, and showers. Don’t forget to use their loyalty desks when a flight is delayed or canceled.

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One of the most highly recommended tips was to use TSA Pre-Check. Skip that outrageously long line at security and give yourself some extra time before your flight.

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If you don’t do TSA Pre-Check don’t forget to give yourself plenty of time to get through security or to your next gate.

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You can always count on something to go wrong. Prepare yourself in case of that something by always giving yourself extra time.

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Flight attendants deal with all sorts of unruly passengers, why not bring them candy or a small snack as a thank you?

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Don’t forget to relax. Use different techniques to relax and bring yourself back to a normal level.

Brian Carter, CEO of the Brian Carter Group recommends you download the Brainwave app, by Banzai, for “noise reduction, stress relief and better sleep on planes.”

 

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Keep all the items you plan on using during flight in-hand or easily assessable, so you don’t hold up the boarding process.

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This might seem like a given but make sure your larger luggage has wheels. No one wants to be late for a flight and have to haul a monster bag across the airport quickly.

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Instead of paying to check your bags, wait to see if you can check your items at the gate. Your luggage will for sure make it to your destination.