PUBLISHED: 17:42, Sun, Aug 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 17:43, Sun, Aug 2, 2020
Though snacks, meals and drinks are a common occurrence onboard flights, increasingly not all airlines include them as part of the ticket price. In fact, a large part of the service offering depends on which airline travellers fly with, as well as the duration and destination they are jetting off to.
However, it turns out there are some free perks all passengers could enjoy if they follow one simple piece of advice.
The revelation came from a cabin crew member who was sharing “secret perks” in a Reddit forum.
“I always treated friendly people better, including free booze and snacks,” wrote the crew member.
The concept of being friendly to crew members might seem like second nature to some, but it is a simple move that can make a world of difference for airline workers.
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Flights: Being kind to the crew members could result in some perks (Image: Getty Images)
Flight attendant: "If I greet half of them and even a few smile back then it means to us that we are going to have a smooth and happy flight today since the passengers look happy." (Image: Getty Images)
Flight attendant Shrey Para noted this in advice sharing forum Quora.
“On some of our aircraft we have 396 passengers in economy class and if I greet half of them and even a few smile back then it means to us that we are going to have a smooth and happy flight today since the passengers look happy,” she said.
While it may not always mean a free glass of fizz, for many passengers who tested the theory themselves, it seemed to reap rewards.
Also commenting in the Reddit forum, one passenger recounted his own experience.
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