Last Updated on December 14, 2018
You don’t have to splurge on a first class ticket to enjoy the pleasant flight you deserve!
Actually, you can easily get a luxury experience from an economy reservation. These great life hacks will make all the difference in making that premium dream come true.
Well, you don’t have to swallow mediocre airplane food just because your economy fare comes with a meal. Treat yourself to your favorite foods by buying it before boarding. Whether donuts or a burger, eating whatever your heart wants is guaranteed to boost your mood.
You can easily enjoy feeling like a VIP with a mobile boarding pass. It will get you through security more rapidly, as well as help you avoid long check-in lines.
Don’t wait until you arrive at the airport to check in unless you want to end up stuck in the dreaded middle seat! Checking into a flight first will increase your chances of getting a better seat.
A better amenities kit
Don’t get mad when you’re not offered in-flight essentials. Instead, put together your own! No one can pamper you better than yourself, so make sure to fill a convenient pouch with high-end skincare products, a toothbrush, a pair of slipper socks, etc.
These little things can make a huge difference in how classy or comfortable you’ll be feeling during your flight. You may also consider getting a premade travel kit that includes everything you need to relax on a flight.
Extra leg room is key
Having as much space as possible is important, whether to land an exit row or stuff an item into an overhead carry-on. To get extra legroom, keep an eye out for window seats or empty rows and once everyone is seated, ask a flight attendant to move there.
Bring your own alcohol
If you think that nothing can compare to your go-to beverage, not even free beer and wine on long-haul flights, then don’t hesitate to grab some bubbly or top shelf airplane bottles. And more importantly, remember to bring a water bottle.
It’s all in the loungewear
You may notice that a lot of first-class passengers wear heels and suits, well, many of them change into cozier clothing soon after boarding. So make sure to plan this part before takeoff. For even a smoother flight, consider packing luxe pajamas or chic athletic wear.
Soundproof your space
Obviously, the noise-canceling headphones passengers get in first class are far better than the complimentary earbuds of economy flights. Yet, what surpasses that luxury amenity is to invest in your own high-quality headphones. Plus, it always feels great to tune out a chatty neighbor or crying baby.
Go to a lounge
You can actually pay for airline lounge access no matter which seat number you have. The ability to eat, drink, and take a shower before a flight or during a layover will certainly make you feel like a VIP. For discounted prices, consider mobile apps, like Lounge Buddy or Priority Pass.
Upgrade the entertainment
The best way to make time fly is to have your favorite movies or TV shows downloaded from a streaming platform on your laptop or tablet. Plus, this way, you may even be a step ahead from the programming you get in-flight.
Get better sleep
Forget about the thin blanket and tiny cushion you get on the plane and allow yourself to fall asleep in total comfort with a high-quality travel pillow and a soft, lightweight comforter.