4 best airline perks that are well worth your money

4 best airline perks that are well worth your money
The in-flight entertainment systems in the economy class cabin of the new Singapore Airlines (SIA) plane, A-350 XWB. It has an entirely new, uncompromised, 21st century design with a wider and taller fuselage for extra space and enhanced passenger comfort.
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This article was originally on GET.com at: 4 Best Airline Perks That Are Well Worth Your Money​

Are you a penny pincher who avoids paying for 'extras' for each flight that takes you out of Singapore?

Don't get me wrong, it is understandable that we keep our travel costs as low as they conceivably can be when we're travelling around the world because costs can add up quickly.

But sometimes, paying extra for airline perks goes a long way in keeping our travel experience as pleasant as it should be.

Here, we at GET.com have rounded up the 4 best airline perks that are legitimately worth your money.

4 Best Airline Perks Totally Worth Paying For

1. Preferred Seats

Ears up if you have a penchant to fly on budget carriers with your kids.

Rather than tackling sleepless nights hoping that your family can be seated together on the flight, it doesn't hurt too much to pay to reserve the seats when booking your reservation.

You don't want your precious little ones to be seated amongst a sea of strangers, do you?

Also, if you know you are someone who needs the loo often, get yourself an aisle seat so that you don't make your life on board more difficult than it has to be.

Paying for preferred seats really won't make a huge dent on your wallet.

2. Extra Legroom

Petite (read: vertically challenged) people like myself can save some money if we don't mind the space that's available for us on a flight, but the same cannot be said for long-legged travellers.

Not only will paying for extra legroom make their flight experience a whole lot more comfortable, it can help them minimise unwanted safety and health problems.

Depending on the airline and flight you're flying on, you typically need to pay for extra legroom if such an option is available.

But of course, we're talking about seats in Economy cabins, not Business Class or First Class cabins.

Keep in mind that extra legroom could be an add-on perk or an entire flight class in and of itself.

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3. In-Flight WiFi

Need to get some work done on the plane or stay connected 24/7 because your social media accounts have to be constantly updated?

In-flight WiFi is the solution for you.

This especially comes in handy if you are on a long flight or if the airline you're travelling with has little to no amazing entertainment options to keep you (or your little ones) entertained on board a flight.

4. Airport Lounge Passes

Some credit cards offer free VIP airport lounge access while some credit cards give you free travel insurance, but these are not the only ways to take your holiday travel experience up a notch.

Even if you aren't a top tier elite member of the frequent flyer programme that you are enrolled in or if you are just flying on Economy Class, you get to enjoy the perks of lounge access simply by paying for pay-per-use lounge passes at the airport.

At Changi Airport for instance, you have the option of picking between several pay-per-use lounges depending on which terminal you would be at.

Prices vary, but in general, children between a certain age get complimentary and/or discounted pay-per-use lounge access.

If you are in the transit area at T1, you can head to the 24-hr Plaza Premium Lounge that's located just above Gate C-1.

Besides dining and using their award-winning suite of services and facilities, you have the opportunity to take an energising shower complete with full amenities and chill in private suites, too.

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