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Great Airline Freebies You Can Get on Your Next Flight

Everybody complains about stingy airlines. From shrinking seats to minuscule meals, it seems like we get less and less each time we fly, despite the cringeworthy cost of a plane ticket (and the array of ridiculous fees airlines tack on to your airfare). Savvy travelers have caught on to plenty of airline secrets. But what even frequent flyers don’t know is you can still get plenty of things for free when you fly.

In fact, if you ask nicely, your flight attendant will probably give you at least a few of these airline freebies. Try it on your next flight.

1. A whole can of soda

Happy man seating in the aircraft and drinking water

Happy man seating in the aircraft and drinking water Feeling thirsty? You can ask for the whole can of soda. | iStock.com/Halfpoint

Parched travelers, rejoice! When the flight attendants come around with the beverage cart, many of us ask for a soda. But usually, you just get a small cup that’s mostly full of ice. USA Today reports you can politely ask the flight attendant for a whole can of soda instead. “Most of the time, they’re happy to oblige,” the publication explains. “And if they can’t — for instance because the plane is low on cans or isn’t getting restocked in the next city — flight attendants will still usually offer to simply come by again to refill your cup.”

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