The ultimate flight wish-list

Lie-flat beds, like those found on board the Qantas A380's business class, are one ingredient that makes flying more bearable.
Lie-flat beds, like those found on board the Qantas A380's business class, are one ingredient that makes flying more bearable. 

There's often plenty to complain about on planes, but what makes a flight enjoyable? Diana Plater names her wish-list for perfect flying, whether in business or cattle class.

- Very experienced pilots

- Flight attendants who answer your requests promptly and who also don't assume you know how everything works - including how to recline the seat - and then turn out all the lights;

- An entertainment system that never breaks down, is easy to use, doesn't go back to the beginning by mistake every time you hit pause, or has a really obvious pause button;

- Good selection of movies (fewer rom coms), TV programs and music including a change in selection more often in case frequent travellers (eg Business travellers) have already seen all the movies;

- Service that comes around even during sleep times in case you need something such as a a cup of tea - without having to call;

- Comfortable headphones that block out other noise and don't hurt your ears;.

- Seats that lie flat or go back easily - and enough leg room in Economy;

- An even temperature - not too hot or too freezing cold;

- Good face moisturiser (very rarely available in Business Class packs);

- Comfortable pillows and blankets and eye masks;

- Non-annoying, quiet fellow passengers, who also keep control of their children and babies (much as we sympathise). And that includes passengers who can handle their alcohol;

- Good light food that doesn't leave you feeling bloated;

- Clean bathrooms;

- Not having to climb over other passengers (when in Business Class);

- Smooth flights, little turbulence;

- Choice of aisle or window seats - never having to sit in a middle seat again;

- No seats put back in your face - especially when eating;

- Sleeping pills if all else fails.

Have a good flight!

Read: The top 20 most annoying things about flying

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