(NewsNation) – Flight attendant travel tips are circulating on social media, often with recommendations that many others can’t offer.
Flight attendant Christy Kerbel advises avoiding transfers from Newark or any New York airport at all, saying there simply aren’t enough people to fly the planes.
Other travel tips she shares include the advice to fly early, even a whole day early. If it’s important, she says, always take the first flight in the morning so you have all day to rebook if necessary.
If your destination is less than seven hours away, Kerbel says, just go.
She says that at the moment there is nothing pleasant about flying.
Clint Anderson, Senior News Editor at The Points Guy, spoke about travel tips during a speech on NewsNation Rush Hour“.
“Bless her heart, I think she has some really good advice,” Anderson said. “I think it’s a bit extreme, like half the flights out of Newark aren’t delayed or cancelled. But, you know, it provides really valuable information for travelers.”
Anderson agrees with some popular travel advice.
“Especially things like taking the first flight and not booking connecting flights,” he said. “You have the app of the airline you’re flying with so you can rebook your tickets yourself and don’t have to wait in line.
There’s some valuable information in there, Anderson said, but “it’s not as scary as it’s made out to be.”
Kerbel says she and her colleagues are overworked. They’re tired and just won’t help you if you’re mean.
“It’s never a good idea to be rude to service personnel,” Anderson said. “They are under the same stress as we are. We always advise people to be patient.”
Anderson said yelling at the flight attendants wouldn’t really do any good.
“They have the power to throw you out of a plane or prevent you from flying,” he said. “So keep that in mind when you get hot around your collar.”
Kerbel also reminds travelers of personal hygiene. She says people need to shower, brush their teeth, don’t wear perfume, and don’t eat smelly food.
It seems like common sense, but Anderson says it’s a good reminder.
Watch the full interview with Clint Anderson in the video at the top of the page.
Look at the video below NewsNation reporter’s wild travel itinerary after the flight cancellation.