If there’s one problem in life we have not yet found a solution to, it must be the jet lag problem. How can one even function when day literally becomes night all of a sudden? Well, if you thought you had it bad, think about this, flight attendants probably have jet lag all the time!
But this also means they must have developed tricks as to how to handle it or even prevent it! A homeopathic supplement? A bit underwhelming, but we’ll take it! And if that still doesn’t work for you, the best (and most difficult) way to effectively combat jet lag is to stay awake for as long as possible until it’s nighttime wherever you are. This can be grueling and you might feel like a zombie for 24 hours, but it’s definitely effective and will immediately regulate your circadian rhythm.
For More Options
First-class fliers, we have all heard about them, but we've never seen one in the flesh. We mean, we might have but since we're stuck in economy, we'd never know. This tip is only for them though, so those of you who aren't first-classers can move along. It turns out that if you want to make sure you'll get to pick your meal before everyone else you just have to sit in the first two rows.
We have to admit this tip didn't really blow our minds, but hey, perhaps it’s a deal-breaker for many first-class passengers. After all, one of the biggest upgrades about paying an insane amount of money for your ticket is being able to get the gourmet meal you want.
The Healthy Choice
This Alerion Aviation flight attendant is here to make sure you guys are well-fed with the following tip: We all know that airport food is pretty much the worst. Not only is it at least double the price of anything outside the airport, but it's also not what we would call gourmet, and that's an understatement.
So, instead of wasting money on chips, try to prepare upfront and pack some healthy snacks from home, or from any other marketplace that isn’t at the airport. That being said, airports have been forced to offer more healthy options like premade salads, sandwiches, and even selling a variety of fruit. But again, the markup for these items is extremely high, so you’re better off buying them from your local bodega.
Keep Calm and Fly on
We all know at least one person who is petrified of flying. Hell, we might even be that person ourselves. We assume that someone who chooses to be on planes all day, as a job, would never understand our suffering, but at least they are used to dealing with people who have that problem, and they got some tips.
That's great and all, but have they considered that many are also afraid of the ocean and sailing? Can't we envision we are doing something safer, like staying in bed? Or at least taking a strong enough sleeping pill to knock us out for most of the flight?
Sweatpants Out, Suits, In!
When we know we have a long flight ahead of us, all we want is to get into some comfy soft sweatpants. But the truth is, you could actually gain a lot more by wearing a fancy dress or a suit. If you dress for success, you’re more likely to be given freebies.
We know this might seem unfair, but unfortunately, it’s how the world works – we all judge by first impressions, and if you look sloppy, a flight attendant from first-class might assume you’ll be a problematic passenger and is therefore more likely to upgrade you. So next time you are flying, consider wearing something regal yet uncomfortable. Is it going to be worth it? That's up to you.