Victoria Leigh is a flight attendant based in California. She posts her travel tips and insights into cabin crew life to her 81,400 followers on her TikTok account @thevictorialeighproject.
One wrote: “I just had this problem at a hotel, I used your tip and my husband thought I was awesome.”
One reviewer struggled with tipping and said: “Tried this but it didn’t work, the curtains were too heavy. They keep them open so you don’t sleep in them.”
Victoria replied, “Oh no! Maybe try a few? They sure don’t mess with tee times.”
Flight attendants have spent decades traveling, in some cases. They are therefore particularly well placed to provide advice to travellers.
Here are a number of tips from flight attendants.
Do not drink hot drinks
A number of online flight attendant hacks have urged travelers not to drink hot water on flights.
One such stewardess, named Cierra Mist, said: “Unless we’re really desperate, we won’t drink the coffee or tea provided on the plane.
“The water we use for coffee and tea comes from the same place, and guess what, it’s never cleaned.”
Always be able to find your luggage
Flight attendant Cici posts her travel expertise on her TikTok account cici_inthesky.
She suggested using an AirTag to keep track of where your luggage is.
Cici said: “AirTag is a really simple way to keep track of your stuff. Attach one to your keys and slip another into your backpack.
“And just like that, they’re on your radar in the Find My app, where you can also find your Apple devices and stay in touch with friends and family.”