So we all know that a long flight in economy class is very, very demanding. Here are some tips, tricks, and gadgets that will get you flying like 007.
The first thing any Mi6 agent should do is know their environment. If you don’t mind a little more noise, then the best seats are towards the rear of the plane, they tend to have a bit more legroom, easy access to restrooms, and most planes have a space in the back where you can stretch your legs while drinking your Vodka Martini.
The constant problem that I run into in economy class is that I always manage to sit behind the passenger who needs to be almost horizontal to be comfortable. I despise it when I have just managed to settle into a long flight and then the person in front puts their chair to maximum recline. I can not do anything; I can’t watch TV, I can’t use my laptop, and I can’t even get up and move. Fortunately, there are some ‘secret’ techniques to avoid this:
Makeshift! By using a water bottle to fit the tray table onto the seat in front, you prevent them from reclining: open the tray table and place the water bottle on it, then slide it so that the lid fits under the tray table latch, it’s easy!
The Cable Tie Technique: Take a cable tie with you in your carry-on, then tie the two seats in front of you by the metal frames – the only downside is that the two people in front can still recline if Work in teams.
If you really don’t like the idea of having the possibility of having a water bottle on you or trying to run cable ties through airport security, then do what James Bond would do – turn to the gadgets! Clever Brain Ltd’s Knee Defender does exactly the job. As small as a house key, the two clamps clip onto the tray table and stop reclining.
After choosing the best seat on your flight to London and making sure you have legroom, why not dine James Bond style? Order a specialty or vegetarian meal and not only will they serve you first, but you’ll also eat freshly prepared food.
If all of that isn’t good enough for you, you can always fake injury. Having crutches usually allows you to get a first-class upgrade for the extra legroom.