When it comes to getting the best tips and tricks in air travel, there’s almost no one better to consult than a flight attendant. Unlike pilots, these airplane crew members spend all their time in the cabins and are front and center to any and all passenger experiences. Here are a few travel hacks from those who fly for a living.
Sit toward the back for faster service. Sitting in the back of the plane can mean being the last to de-board, but it also can mean more attentive service from flight attendants. When call bells ring and crew members have to deliver items to passengers at the front of the plane, other passengers may get a glimpse and be enticed to place the same order. This can be a problem as planes don’t always stock enough extra snacks and drinks for everyone on board, and it’s much easier for staff to slip extra amenities to those who sit in the back.
Don’t fly with a cold. It may seem like common sense, but stubborn travelers may still go through with the flight even when severely sick. Flying with a horrible head cold can damage your eardrums and potentially lead to hearing loss, so save one of your five senses by staying home.
Sit far from the partitions. On large aircraft, try to book seats far from the partitions that divide each section of seats. These seats are normally booked by parents with small children as they can secure the child’s bassinet more easily in this space, but sitting far from these sections means you’ll be less likely to be disturbed by a child’s screams during the flight.
Less is more. Think about everything you want to pack, and then cut it in half. Re-evaluate and pack only the things you’ll actually need for the trip, and if you’ll have the chance to do laundry, pack some detergent pods instead of a few extra outfits.
Everyone has a different headphones preference. Some prefer the ones that go over your head and others like the ones inside your ear. I am particular about my headphones, as I don’t like when they go too far into your ear. I was nervous to purchase Apple Airpods as a result, but I am glad I did.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City played host to a star-studded list of celebrity chefs at the annual Savor Borgata food and wine festival. The two-day festival featured 22 events, including cooking demonstrations and exclusive meals with celebrity chefs. Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Michael Symon, Michael Schulson, Geoffrey Zakarian, Greg and Marc Sherry and special guest chef Alex Guarnaschelli were all in attendance. Puck, Flay, Symon, Sherry and Schulson all have restaurants at Borgata.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Next to her wedding day, one of the bride-to-be's best and most memorable moments will be her bachelorette party. There are partiers, beach bums and a variety of bachelorettes, but this list is for foodies who want authentic cuisine and a good time. The three cities below are an excellent start for any foodies and her party.