Caroline Knitz, now in her 30s, worked for years as a flight attendant for Emirates Airlines. to daily Mailoffering, Tuesday, January 10, ten tips that will allow the traveler to take advantage of the benefits usually reserved for business class, or First grade. First tips before boarding the plane: If you are traveling with carry-on baggage and think it is too heavy, check-in online before arriving at the airport. It is likely that your hand baggage size and weight will already be checked at the check-in counter.
This is rarely the case at the boarding gate, unless you’re flying with a low-cost airline, as the thirty-something specifies. Also, if you can, choose a seat near an emergency exit if you have long legs, as these seats offer the most room in economy class. If you sit close to the wings, you will experience less turbulence, as this is the most stable part of the plane.
Order double entrees, choose a special, bring a pillow case…
Once you travel, if you like a plump aperitif, feel free to order my double immediately when the drinks cart passes by. The cabin crew won’t judge you—they’ll prefer it to a passenger who rings the call bell for another drink, explains the former flight attendant. As for meals, if you’d like to serve them first, just choose a special dish – such as vegan or kosher. The Dutch lady explains that this type of meal, which is ordered in advance, is always served before the others. And if you’re on an overnight flight, eating earlier will help you fall asleep faster.
It’s also useful to bring a pillow case: you can fill it with the small pillows and extra blankets provided in economy class to make one big cozy pillow. “It really provides the ultimate comfort and is one of my favorite tricks,” the young woman explains to our colleagues.
During the flight, you’ll be able to drown out all the noise with in-ear headphones, a way to not hear snoring passengers or crying babies. Unlike regular headphones that don’t muffle these sounds, this type of headphones can make all the difference in your flying experience.
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