Travel If You’re Not Flying These Seven Major Airlines, You’re Missing These Awesome Perks

14:21  11 october  2017
14:21  11 october  2017 Source:   Reader's Digest

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  If You’re Not Flying These Seven Major Airlines, You’re Missing These Awesome Perks © StudioSmart StudioSmart The amenities of early commercial flying are peanuts in comparison to modern travel. Sure, you can appreciate your impressive cruising speed and the fact that you’re not flying in a glorified tin can like your airborne predecessors, but also… complimentary gin and tonics. Airlines across the globe make a supreme effort to make sure that your flight is more than just a means to an end, but all airline perks are not created equal.

Lifehacker compiled a list of the little things that you can expect from some of the big names in the travel business, from blindfolds to bellinis, all the way from A (Alaska) to V (Virgin).

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Flying these days leaves much to be desired. Some airlines are trying to make up for the unpleasant, bare-bones experience with small perks . These amenities certainly aren’t as desirable as, say, more legroom, but you might as well take advantage of them on your next flight.

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They start with the stuff that directly affects what you do post-transit. If you fly Southwest, you get two free checked bags, as long as they fit the following company guidelines, which are pretty par for the course when it comes to bag weight:

'Southwest will accept the first two checked bags for free provided that the bags do not exceed 50 lbs and 62 inches (L+W+H). Overweight items from 51 to 100 pounds and oversized items in excess of 62 inches but not more than 80 inches will be accepted for a charge of $75.00 per item one-way.'

Next, to the perks that keep you grounded. It used to be the case that once you were up in the air, you were incommunicado with the people on Earth, but now plenty of airlines allow you to stay in touch with the groundlings, for a price. But if you fly with Delta, Virgin, or Alaska Airlines, you get free texting, so long as you use WhatsApp, iMessage, or Facebook Messenger. Just connect to the onboard Wi-Fi and let your fingers fire away. JetBlue will do you one better, offering free WiFi for all of their flights.

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Luckily, you can still find a few perks while flying commercially, even if you don’t want to become an expert travel hacker. Check out these fun freebies you could enjoy — will you pick one of these airlines for your next trip? 1. Flying Nannies (Etihad Airways ).

For the next course, the freebies. If you fly Virgin Atlantic at night, you get a 'relax pack': a mini pre-portioned kit composed of socks, an eyeshade, a toothbrush, toothpaste, pen, and earplugs. For overnight Delta flights, you get a free gossamer blue blanket which does a pretty admirable job even with the airplane A/C on blast. (This is why it’s so cold on airplanes, by the way.)

If you’re flying Hawaiian Airlines, you’re in for more than a treat, as alcohol and food are complimentary on all North American flights. Technically, every flight for every airline has free alcohol, because you’re allowed to bring nips in your carry-on, just make sure they’re in a quart-sized clear bag. Different airlines have different rules about B.Y.O.B., but it’s allowed by security standards—just make sure you don’t bring any of these things that will get you flagged by the TSA.

And remember, in-flight entertainment is always free with the help of this clever flying hack.

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11 Amazing *Free* Airline Perks You Didn’t Know About ( You ' re Welcome). But take heart if you fly this airline : “ If you are flying with Alaska Airlines , they’ll transport a whole case of wine for you for free," says Stawski.

Flexible Spending Accounts (or FSAs) are one of the more obscure perks your employer might offer that you may not be paying attention to. If you haven’t looked, however, you ’ re missing out on an amazing way to stretch your money.

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