There are plenty of free goodies you can snag on a flight, if you know to ask for them.
A Reddit thread asked flight attendants about secret perks passengers should be taking advantage of on flights. We consulted that thread and did some of our own research to create the following list.
From free alcoholic drinks to ibuprofen, here are ten things you should ask for on your next flight.
Flight attendants generally dole out half of a can, which, combined with the quantity of ice they dispense, simply isn't enough to quench our thirst.
Next time, order a whole can. Flight attendants are often happy to oblige, or, if they have run out of cans, they will be happy to return to refill your cup.
For parents travelling with children, it's great to have a helping hand when you need to step away for a few minutes. Many flight attendants will be happy to briefly assist you with your kids.
Etihad Airways offers 'Flying Nannies', who can organise everything from arts and crafts to hand puppet games and magic tricks for kids, while Gulf Air has its 'Sky Nanny', who can assist you with boarding and disembarkation.
Aeroplanes are dirty and carry a lot of germs, which is why you want to wipe down surfaces like the tray table in order to avoid getting a cold.
If you forget to pack your own sanitizing wipes, ask a flight attendant since they usually have them on hand.
On longer flights, some airlines tend to stock items like earplugs, pens, combs, and playing cards that they're happy to give away.
The complimentary snacks offered on flights are tiny and often leave you hungry.
Simply ask for seconds -- if there are leftovers after all customers have been served, flight attendants will happily give you an extra snack.
Since airlines are basically charging passengers for everything these days, most assume this applies to alcoholic beverages as well. However, many airlines do still offer free booze.
Lufthansa offers a selection of free champagne, wine, and beer on its flights, while Finnair has complimentary beer and wine. Etihad also offers passengers a complimentary bar service, with a range of beers, wines, and spirits to choose from.
While wing pins, which are small plastic wings with an airline's logo, seemed like they had become an amenity of the past, some airlines like Delta still offer them on flights.
Forbes recently reported that American Airlines brought kids' wings back, starting with flights from Charlotte to Orlando where kids often travel to destinations like Disney World and SeaWorld.
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