19 little flying wins

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Travelling is great but let’s face it, sometimes flying can get a tad… arduous. From monster queues to minor delays, whenever we set off for the airport, we go knowing that there is always a chance of these inconveniences.

However, when the world is on our side and their are no hiccups to our schedule, we can always give ourselves a mini fist pump and be thankful that our journey was plain sailing.  These 19 wins are truly the sign of a smooth journey.

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1. When your almost-too-big hand luggage shockingly fits in the bag sizer at check-in.

You totally expected to have to pay an absurd fee to check it in.
You totally expected to have to pay an absurd fee to check it in.

2. When you start queuing for security just before a big wave of people hits.

Queues are almost enjoyable when you're at the front of them.
Queues are almost enjoyable when you’re at the front of them.

3. When you remember to put your liquids bag and electronics at the top of your bag.

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And they don’t ask you to take your shoes off!

4. When your gate is a close walk from security and conveniently located next to the bar, the toilet and WH Smiths.

Easy access to a pre-flight beer and last-minute toblerone purchases without the hurried commuting? Yes.
Easy access to a pre-flight beer and last-minute Toblerone purchases without the hurried commuting? Yes.

5. When there’s unlimited free Wi-Fi.

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Why this isn’t just a universal thing by now, we do not know.

6. When you get the only available plug at your gate.

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Stream Netflix and send Snapchat selfies while you wait, all without draining your battery.

7. When the flight attendant checking your passport tells you that you have a nice photo.

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This very rarely happens so be sure to give some thanks.

8. When there’s room for your hand luggage right over your seat.

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Easy access mid-flight, if necessary.

9. When there’s only one guy in your row and he moves to go sit with his wife.

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And now all three seats are yours. Curl up on two of them. Spread out across all of them. Check the view out the window. The row is your oyster.

10. When the movie you’ve been wanting to watch for ages is available as in-flight entertainment.

And with a whole row to yourself, it's almost as comfortable as a cinema.
And with a whole row to yourself, it’s almost as comfortable as a cinema.

11. When the in-flight meal is something you might have cooked for yourself at home.

But it's better because you didn't have to cook it because you're on holiday.
But it’s better because you didn’t have to cook it because you’re on holiday.

12. When the in-flight beverage is complimentary.

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Who needs First Class with this kind of service?

13. When you queue for the toilet and someone lets you go ahead of them.

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The quicker you can get in, the quicker you can get out.

14. When the in-flight Wi-Fi actually works.

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You knew this airline offered it but you didn’t think it would be reliable enough to be of any use.

15. When you get through an entire flight without any turbulence.

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Because no one loves being bounced around at 35,000 feet.

16. When they hand out warm towels before landing.

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You don’t have to be a prince or princess to like a little unexpected pampering.

17. When people are polite and let you out of your row to exit the plane.

People can be polite, who knew?
People can be nice, who knew?

18. Another perk of having a hand luggage? No need to wait around at baggage claim. How lucky are you?

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Straight out of the airport and on to the fun part, woooo hoooo!

19. When you find yourself finally on holiday.

Now the fun can truly begin.
Now the fun can truly begin.

What other flying wins can you think of? Let us know in the comments.

19 little flying wins was last modified: February 12th, 2018 by Kirsten McCroskrie
Author: Kirsten McCroskrie (94 posts)

Scottish-born London dweller who uses any chance she gets to chase the sunshine. Most at home when sipping cocktails by the sea, but will always happily settle for a double-shot cappuccino in an inner-city hipster café...