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Frequent Flyer Tips

Traveling on a plane is a daunting task, with all the things you must do before and after your flight. Most people only travel a few times a year – except for the frequent flyers.

Frequent flyers spend a great amount of time commuting on a plane, even more so then airline pilots. A lot of perks come with being a frequent flyer. If you’re a frequent flyer because of your job, or if you simply love to travel, these frequent flyer tips can help you.

Don’t Save Your Miles

If you’re starting out as a new frequent flyer, you will start racking up miles faster then you can buy plane tickets! While in theory it seems like a good idea to save them, don’t. The professionals at our aeronautics school recommend you use them frequently. Don’t save your miles for a big trip that you may have an idea on going but never do. Instead, trade them up for half of a flight, and then pay the rest in cash. Keep in mind that the miles are money.

Ask for Stuff

Yup! That’s right – you have the right to ask as much as you want for free items and perks. When you are constantly flying all the time, you have an entitlement over the other passengers. So, if your flight gets delayed, ask for food vouchers. If a flight gets cancelled, demand a hotel. Being a part of the loyalty program for an airline means you have the chance to earn more miles, as well as get some free items. One of our frequent flyer tips is simply do not be afraid to ask for extra snacks. Harvest your power to ask for pretzels, cookies, and the popcorn chips they provide – the airline is stocked enough for everyone to get what they want.

Don’t Forget to Hydrate and Feed Yourself

Frequent flying can cause major dehydration, and you are not allowed to take water with you when going through security. Our tip from our Sheffield aeronautics school is to get a huge bottle of water once you made it to the other side, and hydrate constantly. If you fly frequently, chances are you know the ins and outs of the airport, so order food while you are on the way to the airport. This way, you can just grab the food and head to your seat.

Apply for a TSA Pre-Check

This frequent flyer tip is for those who hate waiting in those long lines in security. Here at Sheffield, we recommend applying for the TSA Pre-Check. This means you get through the line way quicker, and don’t have the hassle of taking off your shoes and taking out your laptop.

Pack a Carry-On Bag with Essentials

While you will need your electronics for the flight, make sure to save some room in your bag for essentials. Pack a toothbrush, mouthwash, a razor, shaving cream, sleeping shirt, and some snacks. Just make sure everything you’re packing in your carry-on is airline compliant.

We hope these frequent flyer tips are useful for the you or the frequent flyer you know. Who knows, maybe frequent flying with your children or younger kids will encourage them one day to be a pilot or flight dispatcher. It’s never too late to start a new career or learn a new skill! Learn more today.

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