Many find it impossible to get comfy during a long haul flight.
Whether it's the cramped conditions or sound of chatter from fellow passengers, it can be difficult to doze off on the plane.
Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make the flight more bearable – including blagging a row of seats to yourself.
So how can you get the best spot in the cabin?
Blogger Gilbert Ott recently shared the travel tip on God Save The Points.
He revealed that customers should always use the app Expert Flyer.
The software alerts passengers when favourable seats appear, from spots by the window to entire rows that havent been booked up.
Gilbert explained: “The free tool allows users to view up to the moment seating charts and better yet, allows users to set alerts for when and if their ideal seat pops up.”
If there arent any available, passengers are advised to wait until they receive a notification.
PLANE SAILING: This tip will help your next journey to be as pain-free as possible (Pic: GETTY)
If you want an even more luxurious travel experience, listen up.
There are plenty of ways to get upgraded on your next journey – without paying a penny.
Here are our top five tips:
1. Travel at quiet times
Holidaying at times when business and first class travellers are less likely to fly is a great way to get an upgrade, according to Skyscanner Graphic Designer Clare McMonagle.
Bank holidays are perfect for this as most people won't be working over the long weekend and so less seats will be taken up in the business and first class sections.
2. Arrive at the airport early
Your flight might only have a few upgrade spaces, so it's always worth turning up early.
If you're first in the queue the chances of bagging a business class seat are increased – especially if you're travelling alone.
3. Be loyal
Sticking to one airline as much as you can and joining their loyalty program is a great way to get upgraded.
It might take a while to work your way up through the rankings, but in a few years you could be flying first class every time.
4. Dress to impress
Leggings and tracksuits might be comfy, but they're not going to let you into first class if you look like a slob.
Turn up to the airport looking like an exec and you might just get to act like one.
A smart dress for women and chinos and a shirt for men should do the trick.
5. Put in a call
Tilly Bagshawe, a British writer, admitted that getting in touch with the right department is all you need to secure better seats on your next flight.
The frequent flyer, who uses around 100,000 miles a year, claims that asking “revenue management” for an upgrade is all it takes.