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9 Ways to Survive in Economy Class

U.S. News & World Report - Travel Logo By Liz Weiss of U.S. News & World Report - Travel | Slide 1 of 10: Flying in coach has long been fraught with frustrating experiences and inconveniences. Between shrinking economy-class cabins, <a href="http://travel.usnews.com/gallery/9-tips-for-navigating-poor-in-flight-etiquette">poor in-flight etiquette</a> and a barrage of shocking episodes, including a United Airlines passenger getting dragged from his seat on an overbooked flight in April, it's easy to see why many fliers dread sitting in the back of the plane. However, there are time-tested strategies to make the journey in coach more bearable, beyond using hard-earned frequent-flier miles on an upgraded seat. U.S. News solicited guidance from industry experts who share the following strategies for staying calm and comfortable in coach.

Use these pro tips to make a gruelling jaunt more manageable

Flying in coach has long been fraught with frustrating experiences and inconveniences. Between shrinking economy-class cabins, poor in-flight etiquette and a barrage of shocking episodes, including a United Airlines passenger getting dragged from his seat on an overbooked flight in April, it's easy to see why many fliers dread sitting in the back of the plane. However, there are time-tested strategies to make the journey in coach more bearable, beyond using hard-earned frequent-flier miles on an upgraded seat. US. News solicited guidance from industry experts who share the following strategies for staying calm and comfortable in coach.
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