Most travelers think that they need to pay extra for additional airline options (the ones they might not know about), so they don’t even try to use them. We have decided to collect all the major offers for you to get acquainted with the most interesting additional services and use them completely free of charge during the flight – from slippers to excursions.
#1 – Accessories for a Comfortable Stay
There are some free services in the aircraft of which you may not be aware of. Even during a short flight, a passenger has the right to ask flight attendants for blankets, pillows, and sleep masks – all of these items are included in the list of mandatory services. On long-haul flights, passengers are to receive personal hygiene kits, including toothpaste, soap, wet wipes, and some airlines have lip balm and hand cream – all for free.
#2 – Special Menu
If a passenger buys a ticket no later than 24 hours before departure, then he can discuss the menu with a company representative and choose his preferred one. Most airlines have several options for food: diet, baby, lean, vegetarian, and even kosher. And you do not have to pay extra pay for it.
#3 – Snacks and Soda Can
Each passenger can get additional snacks – nuts, chips, crackers, cookies, etc. Unfortunately, not all airlines have this service. But you should not hesitate to ask the stewardess about it.
#4 – The Drinks
It is believed that you have to pay for drinks on board if it is not water, juice, tea, or coffee. It turns out that the list of free drinks in the aircraft has long been expanded. For example, the popular drink hot chocolate may be available for free on board your aircraft.
#5 – Comfortable Places
When doing online check-in, you can choose the most comfortable seats. Also, when checking in at the airport, you can pick the seats you want. But there is an exception – some airlines charge a higher price for high-comfort places. As an alternative solution, you can change the seat during the flight for free, if you ask the flight attendant.
#6 – Additional Portion of Food
Meals are always included in the fare. But the appetite of all passengers is different. If you want an extra portion of the meal, do not hesitate to ask flight attendants for it.
#7 – Medications and First Aid
On any flight, there is a complete first-aid kit with a large selection of free essential medicines: anesthetics, antiemetics, antihistamines, antipyretic, antiseptics, etc. All personnel on board of the aircraft can provide first aid, and it is included in the list of mandatory services.
#8 – Entertainment
Airlines always provide entertainment to passengers. On board, you can always find magazines in which you can read a lot of interesting things. Furthermore, in the backs of the seats of modern aircraft, there are built-in screens for watching movies.
#9 – Excursion to the Cabin
A few people know that they can visit the cabin for free! However, you need to ask the stewardess to arrange the excursion.