40 Travel Hacks From Flight Attendants That You Need To Know Before You Jet Off

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No matter how often you travel, you’re almost certainly not at the airport as often as a flight attendant. Most work at least 10 days each month and sometimes twice that amount, in fact, frequently racking up an average of more than 30,000 flight miles. In other words, they know how to fly – and here are 40 of their best-kept secrets.

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40. If you need to iron your clothes in a pinch…

Flight attendants hurry from flight to flight, which means they don’t always have time to freshen up as they would in normal circumstances. So, be creative – one stewardess with three decades of experience divulged to Business Insider that you can “use your flat iron to touch up your clothes when you’re in a rush and there’s no time for the ironing board.”

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39. Lay it all out first

Planning is the key to smart packing – at least, that’s what stewardess Abagail Valencia has discovered. She told Reader’s Digest, “Lay it out before you pack it. You may find that you’ll be able to wear a pair of pants with two different tops.” And, with a little bit of smart thinking, you can easily pack what you need into a small suitcase.

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