It seems like airlines are adding fees for everything, like sitting together with your family and choosing an aisle or window seat. But, surprisingly, there are still some things you can get for free when you're cruising at 30,000 feet. Here are 11 of them. (Note: Not all of these items are offered on every airline, so it's important to check with your specific carrier about any additional fees for these perks before boarding.)
1. Extra Snacks
That tiny bag of peanuts may not curb your hunger. Assuming there is enough for everyone to get at least one snack, attendants will likely give you seconds if you ask for them, according to Business Insider.
2. Sanitizing Wipes
You may want to wipe down the arm rests or tray table once you sit down. If you don't travel with Clorox wipes, your flight attendant might have some on hand, Business Insider reported.
3. A Whole Can of Soda/Water Bottle Refills
If the half cup of soda they provide during the in-flight service just doesn't quench your thirst, most flight attendants are happy to give you the full can. And if you've brought your own refillable water bottle on board, they'll likely top it off with fresh ice and water at no extra charge.
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In-flight refreshments are arranged in a first-class seat onboard a Boeing Co. B777-300ER aircraft operated by American Airlines Group Inc. at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia, on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. American Airlines in December will start daily flights between Sydney and Los Angeles, allowing Qantas Airways Ltd. at the same time to reopen a route from Sydney to San Francisco. Photographer: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Passenger seating and a bed sit in the first class cabin of an Airbus A380-800 aircraft, operated by Qatar Airways Ltd., on the opening day of the 14th Dubai Air Show at Dubai World Central (DWC) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. The Dubai Air Show is the biggest aerospace event in the Middle East, Asia and Africa and runs Nov. 8 - 12. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
An in-flight meal is arranged in a first-class seat onboard a Boeing Co. B777-300ER aircraft operated by American Airlines Group Inc. at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia, on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. American Airlines in December will start daily flights between Sydney and Los Angeles, allowing Qantas Airways Ltd. at the same time to reopen a route from Sydney to San Francisco. Photographer: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A picture taken on June 16, 2015 during the International Paris Airshow at Le Bourget shows the first class area of a Qatar Airlines' A380. AFP PHOTO / /MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)
Akbar Al Baker, chief executive officer of Qatar Airways Ltd., left, and Timothy 'Tim' Clark, inspect the First Class bar area during a tour of an Airbus SAS A380 aircraft, operated by Qatar Airways Ltd., on day two of the 51st International Paris Air Show in Paris, France, on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The 51st International Paris Air Show is the world's largest aviation and space industry exhibition and takes place at Le Bourget airport June 15 - 21. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty Images
First Class passenger booths sit on the upper deck of an Airbus SAS A380 aircraft, operated by Qatar Airways Ltd., on day two of the 51st International Paris Air Show in Paris, France, on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The 51st International Paris Air Show is the world's largest aviation and space industry exhibition and takes place at Le Bourget airport June 15 - 21. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Entertainment screens operate on first class cabin booths aboard an Airbus SAS A380 aircraft, operated by Qatar Airways Ltd., on the opening day of the 51st International Paris Air Show in Paris, France, on Monday, June 15, 2015. The 51st International Paris Air Show is the world's largest aviation and space industry exhibition and takes place at Le Bourget airport June 15 - 21. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Akbar Al Baker, center left, CEO of Qatar Airways, and Ray Conner, center right, President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, take questions from reporters as they hold a press conference Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, in the first class cabin of the 25th Boeing 787 airplane purchased by the airline, following a delivery ceremony in Everett, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Media members look over the first class section before delivery by Boeing of the first 747-8 Intercontinental Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Everett, Wash. Lufthansa is the launch customer for the Intercontinental and will start service with the airplane between Frankfurt, Germany and Washington, D.C. The 747-8 Intercontinental is a stretched, updated version of the iconic 747 and is expected to bring double-digit improvements in fuel burn and emissions over its predecessor, the 747-400, and generate 30 percent less noise. Boeing delivered the first 747-8 Intercontinental to a private customer in February, more than a year after originally planned. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Ray Conner, left, Boeing president and CEO of commercial airlines, explains the first class section as Walter Cho, Korean Air executive vice president and chief marketing officer, tries out reclining seat on a new Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental jet that Korean Air took delivery of Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Everett, Wash. The jet is the first of 10 of the passenger airplanes the carrier has on order with Boeing. With the delivery, Korean Air becomes the first airline to operate both passenger and freighter versions of the 747-8. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
FILE - This file photo taken Sunday, May 4, 2014, shows the 125-square-foot (11.61-square-meter) area that includes a "living room" partitioned off from the first-class aisle, leather seating, a chilled mini-bar and a 32-inch flat-screen TV, at a training facility in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The area was created as a mock-up suite to be built in Etihad Airways airplanes. Abu Dhabi's national carrier, Etihad, showcased on Thursday, Dec. 18, the arrival of its first Airbus A380, outfitted with "the only three-room suite in the sky." (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
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4. Blanket & Pillow
If you don't have one of the neck pillows you often see clipped to many travelers' backpacks, the in-flight service crew may be able to give you one. You may also request a blanket on some airlines. Certain airlines even have these complimentary comforts on the seats upon boarding, especially for first or business class passengers.
5. Wing Pins
If you're traveling with kids, pilot wings (either as a pin or sticker) is a great freebee to inquire about. Forbes recently reported that American Airlines just brought back these collectibles.
6. Basic First Aid Items
SmarterTravel reports that most airlines equip their planes with a First Aid kit, so if you get a paper cut flipping through your magazine or newspaper during the flight, don't hesitate to ask for a Band-Aid.
7. Swag Bags
Some airlines provide kits filled with things you can use on the flight, like ear plugs, eye masks, socks, chapstick and more. These are often given out on international flights, but sometimes you may get them when you're catching a red eye, as with JetBlue's Shut-eye Service.
Depending on which airline you're traveling with, you may not have to pay for in-flight Wi-Fi service. JetBlue, for example, offers free in-flight Internet access on some of their planes, but you should check with your airline before you travel to see if they offer this amenity.
If you're flying in first class, alcoholic beverages are often included for those 21 and older, but some airlines offer free cocktails, beer or wine no matter where your seat is. However, the caveat is that this usually only applies to international flights.
You may remember a time when you had to use airline-specific headphones with a double plug on flights, but that isn't the case anymore. If you forget your earbuds, some airlines will give you new ones you can keep and actually reuse later.(This may only apply to select routes or business and first class seats, so you may still want to bring your own, just in case.)
11. Checked Luggage
Another airline freebie you may be able to take advantage of is free checked baggage. While this is customary on very few airlines, you may still enjoy this perk if you have an airline credit card. (You can read about some of the best airline cards in America here.) For example, the Gold Delta SkyMiles card from American Express (which you can read a full review of here), gives cardholders their first checked bag for free.
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