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    Published on 11th April 2013 12:31 PM   
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    Keeping your cool and your cleanliness is no mean-feat when travelling long-haul in economy class. One member this week laments their lack of lounge access and requests our member's hot tips and tricks.

    Scoring temporary lounge access is a sure-fire way to beat the economy blues (and smell!). Looking outside the square and finding out if lounge access can be attained through member benefits of credit cards such as Diners Club or Amex is a must. Some airlines also offer lounge access for a fee and this can be arranged before you travel. For example, Delta Air have a day pass available and New Zealand Air charge $50.00 for a four-hour pass. Our AFF members are also a pretty generous bunch and if others are travelling through the same airports at the same time you can sometimes score yourself a 'guest' pass. A mid-flight hotel stopover can also be vital in cleaning up and re-charging the batteries before your onward journey.

    The little things onboard can also make a big difference in maintaining sanity. Paying extra for an exit row seat, buying noise cancelling headphones or simply taking a fresh set of clothes can make a world of difference.

    Another option is to purchase a Qantas Club membership making use of the AFF Gold Member discount, but this depends on your regularity of use.

    Share your tips on staying cool, calm, collected and clean in economy class HERE.

    Aside: There was plenty of interest, and some fantastic entries, in last week's Caption Competition.

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