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Steven Slater's Thanksgiving Travel Tips

Steven Slater offers advice on how to fly fabulously this Thanksgiving.

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  • 1. Dress to impress!: "While the days of pillbox hats and white gloves on airplanes may be gone forever, an elegant wardrobe paired with good manners is the hallmark of a classy traveler."

  • 2. No flip flops!: "We're more likely to dote on refined customers than we are the T-shirt and flip-flop crowd."

  • 3. You're not at a Motley Crue concert!: "Stylish travelers wait until their row is called instead of rushing the gate like the stage at a Motley Crue concert."

  • 4. Say hi!: "Say hello to the flight attendants. It's amazing how many people will stare suspiciously at us before storming down the aisle in response to our smile and 'Welcome aboard.'"

  • 5. When we say "no electronics" we mean it!: "When we ask that electronic items be turned off, it's because they can interfere with communication and navigation equipment, and we want to ensure we land in Miami, not Minneapolis."

  • 6. Clean up after yourself!: "It's hard to scrape gum off the upholstery and retrieve dirty diapers from the seatback pockets and still look fresh for the next round of passengers.