If You Have to Fly for Business, Know How to Make it Good

If you have to fly for work and have the unfortunate luck to score long haul in economy, there are ways to improve the experience:

      • Booking a better seat is the first tip from the Sydney Morning Herald. SeatGuru will help you find the seats with more legroom and away from the toilets.
  • If you are a frequent business class flyer, airlines may wish to keep you happy by giving you a seat next to a second empty one, which you can then utilise during the flight. It’s worth asking when you check in.
  • The meal arrangements in economy can be a disappointment if you’re used to the flexibility of business class. Ordering one of the kosher or vegetarian meals will get you served before other passengers and there’s a good chance you’ll get a better dish too.
  • To add a bit of business class luxury to your economy status, take your own noise-cancelling headphones or earphones. Prepare for a long flight by putting films and television series on your laptop so that you are guaranteed to have something good to watch.