Should you be nice to flight attendants? Yes, yes you should—and here’s why: a little extra good behavior can go a long way.

When your mother said you catch more flies with honey than vinegar, she was pretty spot on. And in the case of your next flight, that honey could (or rather should) equal a treat! Yep. According to Time MONEY, flight attendants don’t just appreciate kind passenger acts—they may actually respond with a treat of their own.

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Some, but not all, flight attendants will take care of he passengers that take care of them. Of course, flight attendants take care of all their passengers. But if you bring a special treat along or go out of your way to show kindness in some other form, you may score anything from a free drink to a seating upgrade.

Keep in mind, this isn’t a complete guarantee. While the treat the flight attendants with treats strategy has gotten some travelers special perks, it might simply get you a smile. And that’s totally okay. Appreciation for your appreciation is a reward in itself!

—Erica Loop



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