We don’t have to be the ones to tell you that riding an airplane is one of the most boring experiences in life. Sure, looking out the window might seem appealing at first, but after seeing clouds for the last six hours and knowing they’re the only things you’ll see for the next six, things can get pretty uncomfortable pretty quickly. Thankfully, online strangers have provided numerous tips that make long flights and vacations a little more bearable. So, sit back, open a bag of airplane peanuts, and let’s see what these frequent travelers have to say.
Skip Long Lines by Contacting Customer Service
There are times when airlines are forced to ground their planes for extensive periods of time. Maybe a bird flew into one of the engines, or perhaps the cabin crew is busy cleaning up someone’s barf. If you need to depart right away, don’t get in line in front of the gatekeeper.
Instead, call the airline’s toll-free number to skip to the front of the line. Let the other passengers fight amongst themselves to reach the front of the line while you sit comfortably in your seat and get the issue sorted out via telephone. Odds are you’ll receive service from the call center more quickly than you would the flustered gatekeeperer.