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A flight attendant on why you should always book early morning flights

Prima (UK) logo Prima (UK) 18/06/2019 Dusty Baxter-Wright
a plane flying in the sky: A cabin crew member has revealed why early morning flights are preferable - and it's got nothing to do with the 6am Prosecco. Instead, she says they're prime for avoiding delays and having a clean plane, which sounds perfect in our books. © Greg Bajor - Getty Images A cabin crew member has revealed why early morning flights are preferable - and it's got nothing to do with the 6am Prosecco. Instead, she says they're prime for avoiding delays and having a clean plane, which sounds perfect in our books. While a 3am wake up call is very, very grim (do you go to bed? Do you stay up all night?), a cabin crew member has revealed why early morning flights are actually the best ones to book.

No, not because you get a sneaky Prosecco at the airport pre-6am (that too), but because they're the least likely to be delayed, or suffer a knock on effect throughout the day from other flights being delayed.

Stella Connolly, behind the blog Fly With Stella, told NBC News: 'Early morning flights are the best. They’re almost always on time. As the day goes by, if one flight is late it’s a snowball effect and there’s a higher chance flights will be delayed. I recommend flying early.'

a bridge over a body of water: Best holiday deals websites: Lastminute.com © Kiattisak Lamchan / EyeEm - Getty Images Best holiday deals websites: Lastminute.com Stella also revealed another perk to getting an earlier flight where you can – the planes will be cleaner. Despite being cleaned in between each set of passengers, the flight attendant revealed planes are generally cleaner first thing in the morning, because crews have had a chance to do a thorough cleansing of the cabin without any passengers aboard.

So next time you're heading off on your holidays, try to drag yourself out of bed a little bit easier. Not only does it mean a potentially cleaner plane and less chance of being delayed, but more time around the pool and a cocktail in hand abroad by noon, too!

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