First and business class seats are almost always better, but there is no reason to resign yourself to misery if you're booked in coach. We asked Christopher Elliott, author of How to Be the World's Smartest Traveler, and Peter Greenberg, the travel editor of CBS News, how they stay comfortable at the back of the plane. Their advice: If you go in with low expectations and a plan, you'll never be tempted to splurge on a first class seat again.
"Even if your flight is supposed to have wifi, it's often unreliable," says Elliott. It's best to make sure you'll still be productive and/or entertained even if the internet is down. Make sure all your devices are fully charged, as outlets are still hard to come by in coach seats and even sometimes in airports. If you often have loose ends to tie up online before you board, get a subscription to Boingo or another airport wifi provider so you won't have to stress should your plane be sans wifi.
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