Flight attendants give out First Class perks to passengers who bring them gifts

When flying we’re always hopeful that the journey will be enjoyable.

However there are plenty of potential hurdles such as bad food, rude passengers and uncomfortable seats -unless you manage to get upgraded to first or business class fo free of course…

While there are things you can do to increase your chance of an upgrade it's still a rare occurrence, but there are other ways you could end up getting First Class treatment without shelling out for those eye-watering tickets.

READ MORE: How to get free upgrades on flights – flight attendants share their best secrets

According to frequent flyers, you can improve your journey no matter what class you’re flying in by treating your flight attendant right.

On Reddit, a social media user asked: “What airline-travel ‘hacks’ do you use that actually work well?”

To which one person replied: “Bring a small gift for the flight attendants. Chocolate, donuts, Starbucks gift cards. They will spoil you with snacks and drinks all flight long.”

The original poster asked: “You have done this? How much ‘spoiling’ can they do above and beyond? I’m sincerely interested in this, as I am taking a family flight this summer.”

It seems the tactic is worth a shot as they replied: “Yes, I fly a lot and I try to bring something.

“If you're in first class, you'll get extra pillows, blankets, a mattress, slippers, and pajamas, your glass is always full, and they'll save your favorite snack for you.”

They added: “If you're in economy, you might get a first class meal, free snacks that are usually purchased, free alcoholic drinks, etc. It's absolutely worth it.

“Flight attendants are essential workers who worked through the entire pandemic – or got furloughed – and hardly received any recognition.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, violence against them has risen enormously.”

The commenter noted: “We should always thank our flight attendants. They are away from their families, lonely in hotels, working holidays so we can be with our families.”

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A flight attendant recently revealed that she did get gifts at work – and always appreciated them.

Jessica Lyons, 34, from Brazil, works as a cabin crew member in Chicago, USA, and has been doing the job for two years.

She said: “Passengers are usually so nice to us we get a lot of chocolates, Starbucks gift cards and some tips especially during the holidays.”

Have you ever given a gift to your flight attendant? Let us know in the comments…


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