We asked our followers earlier this month, “Customs, rituals, habits. What do you do before your flight?” and the response was overwhelming and ranged from the obvious to the downright “unique”. One of the more popular rituals included touching the aircraft fuselage when crossing the threshold from the jet bridge to board the aircraft. Some other highlights included finding good gossip magazines, buying new socks before every trip and grabbing a drink before boarding:
@VirginAmerica Bloody Mary extra olives. Time of day makes no difference.
— Jenna Bilotta (@jenna) January 8, 2014
and sending positive vibes to your seat-mates
@VirginAmerica During take off I give a thumbs up to people I’m traveling with and if I’m alone I hold it up till we are up in the air.
— Bibiana (@bibi_lozano) January 8, 2014
Check out the entire thread on our Facebook page for a comprehensive list of our followers’ pre-flight customs. I may be partial, but I really do think we have the best fans around. Thanks for your support and happy travels.