By Lewis Thelwell

28th November 2018

Ah, flying. A majestic experience, soaring through the sky from one glamorous airport destination (read: noisy, harshly lit nexus of grumpy adults and screaming children) to another. There are still so many secrets to uncover in the art of aviation.

For instance, did you know that if pretend like aeroplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars, you can legitimately make wishes on them? Hang on, that’s a B.O.B song, not a fact…

But if you book at the right time, all the flight attendants are noughties pop icons who wear snazzy blue outfits and dance up and down the isles. No, wait, that’s a Britney video.

If, like me, a large proportion of your knowledge about flights is based on noughties tracks/music videos and is therefore widely inaccurate, you might need this list of revelations and life hacks that airlines might have preferred that we never revealed/you never discovered…(oops!).

“It’s not about the money, money, money” – Jessie J

Jessie J’s haunting mantra may have been accurate when it comes to pseudo-philosphical life mantras, but she’s waaaaaaay off the mark when it comes to airline travel.

54. Clear your browser history or else flights will be more expensive!

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Cheeky algorithms notice if you’re shopping for airline tickets, and will bump up prices the more you browse- and even tell you flights are sold out that actually aren’t.

Beat the system by browsing in private mode, and remember- the prices will drop back down if you clear your browser history.

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