Believe it or not, there was a time when air travel was widely considered fun and exciting. These days, it’s nothing more than a means to an end. Here are a few tips to make your flight less of a hassle. If you want to take advantage of the in flight entertainment, bring your own headphones. They’ll offer better sound quality the the ones the airline provides. They’ll also be more comfortable. When you check in, don’t be shy about asking for a free upgrade. It doen’t cost anything. The worst they can do is say no. On my last trip, I got upgraded to Comfort Plus on a 757. Leg room, comfortable seat & free drinks. When going through security, go to the left. The line will move quicker. Don’t forget your charger. Hand sanitizer and wet wipes are a good idea. Checking in 24 hours in advance will save time. Book an early flight. You’re less likely to encounter turbulence, and your options won’t be as limited in case of delays.