It’s one of the most prevalent airplane hacks. Give the flight attendants a gift card, candy bar, or some other small token of appreciation, and they’ll treat you like royalty for the rest of the flight. But is it actually a genius hack, or just a transparent bid for special treatment that won’t actually get you anywhere?
X_travels put it to the test. He purchased a bunch of Starbucks gift cards to give his flight attendants on a long-haul international flight, in the hopes of securing better seats. In this TikTok video, he documented how it worked out.