Miguel concluded: “To get better treatment, the best trick is just to be nice. And ask for it.
“So when you arrive, say hi to the crew, say good morning, ask how their day was, treat them like human beings and not like they are there to serve you.
“Which by the way it’s not true. They are not there to serve you, they are there for your safety.
“For example, if the captain asks us to move passengers around [the cabin] and I have to pick two people to seat in the overwings, I would pick the ones who have been nice to me,” he admitted.
In fact, travellers who ask for things “nicely” have more chances of getting them.