Whether you are a frequent flyer or haven't flown in years, these flight attendants have some tips to share that might surprise you.
16-year veteran flight attendant Deanna Castro shared with the website InsideHook some very essential tips that will make your flight more enjoyable and prevent you from making mistakes that could cost you money.
"When you board your flight, it's polite to take your seat and allow other passengers to pass behind you. It's okay to take a couple of extra minutes to get yourself ready, but please take your seats and wait for aisle foot traffic to subside," Castro said.
"When your body parts dangle into the aisle, other passengers and flight attendants can trip and get hurt, and not only that you could also get hurt," she said. "And if you throw up, don't hand the barf-filled bag to a flight attendant, just store it under your seat; the flight attendant can give you extra bags to store it in."
Tommy Ciamto, another crew member on the plane, recommended paying attention to the dirtier parts of the plane. He recommends trying to avoid dozing off on the plane's windows. "You aren't the first to do so and you don't know how many people or children have wiped their hands or other things on the window," he said.
"Never wear shorts on the plane," Ciamto says. "It's the same as the window: You never know how clean your seat is, so if you have long pants, you're less likely to absorb the germs of the seat."
The last and maybe the most important tip is that when you're flushing the toilet in the plane bathroom, never touch the "flush" button with your hand, "it's a super unsterile and a pretty gross place. when you drain the water, use a napkin or toilet paper."