Mama Nelson worked at Northwest Airlines for many years. She taught us a lot about traveling.
Always bring a snack. You never know if there will be food offered on the flight.
Pack light and carry on. You get through the process faster and won’t lose your stuff.
Never, ever put anything in the seat back pockets: It’s not the place for your trash. It’s how people forget things. Plus, you never know what grossness the person before you put in there. (Once she found nail clippings. Eeeew!)
Be kind and polite to the ticket agents, flight attendants and everyone. They don’t have the easiest of jobs and endure a lot of crabbiness.
- Doesn’t hurt to ask for first class.
- Hold out on volunteering until they offer you enough for a free flight, then accept!
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