Travel Like A Pro: Inflight Tips From Our Cabin Crew

With leather seats and premium inflight service (hello, complimentary beer, wine, and snacks), flying Porter means travelling well. To make your trip even better, we asked some of our own experienced flyers, our cabin crew, to share their best inflight tips for how they make the most of their time in the air when travelling as passengers.

Items to keep handy

“When I’m flying for leisure, I always pack myself a little “what if” tote. It’s always ready to go with a fresh pair of socks, an eye mask, a phone charger, headphones, lip balm, small hand lotion (always under 100 ml), peppermint oil, gum, a pen, and a few sheets of paper. I keep this kit easily accessible.”

Jodi De Jong, Flight Attendant

“Headphones and water are your best friends. Throw on your headphones and music to relax, and make sure you stay hydrated during your flight – your mind and body will thank you for it!”

Chenessa Lam, Flight Attendant

Tip: Download playlists and podcasts beforehand for easy listening onboard. Here are the best podcasts to download for the plane.

Plus, check out expert packing tips:

Attire

“Dress comfortably for longer flights. You’ll be thankful you wore cotton pants instead of jeans!”

Nicole Malinay, Flight Attendant

Travelling for business? Here’s our guide to the essential business travel wardrobe.

Be prepared

“Learn about the airline you are flying with. Making sure you’re complying with the rules and regulations makes for a smooth trip.”

– Farrukh Dareshani, Flight Attendant

“Plan ahead! Set yourself a reminder 24 hours before departure to check in. Get a seat you like and it’s one less thing to think about.” Learn more about Porter seating here.

– Dallas Pokornik, Flight Attendant

Stay entertained

“Talk to your seatmate! I have met some of the most interesting people on flights, while gaining travel tips or sharing stories.”

Clarissa Dean, Purser

Tip: Check out our post on plane etiquette in the air before flying.

“Use the time to catch up on reading. Nothing beats a good old fashioned paperback book.”

Elton Sung, Purser