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Given that airline perks are forever diminishing, we’ll take them wherever and whenever we can get them. From USB plugs at every seat to complimentary bagels (yes, please!), here are five airline perks you need to keep on your radar. Looking for even more ways to save? Book your next flight at

Whether you’re hopping on a commuter flight for work or jet-setting to a stunning locale like Charleston, here are five up-in-the-air perks to take advantage of now.


Jetblue: Free Wi-Fi

Dubbed Fly-Fi, it’s kind of a dream when you’ve got emails to get through but don’t have an expense account to cover the cost on other airlines (sometimes as much as $30 per flight).

Southwest Airlines: A Complimentary Companion Pass

You’ll need to rack up quite a few travel points (to the tune of 110,000) to earn one of these, but once you reach that milestone, a companion pass means a friend or family member can book a Southwest flight and travel with you for free. (FYI, if you open up a Southwest credit card, you could earn up to 60,000 points right off the bat.)

Delta: Free Bagels

So, this amenity applies only to Delta’s Shuttle (terminals are located in Boston, New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C.), but if you board a commuter flight that takes off before 11 a.m., complimentary bagels are served hot.

Virgin America: USB Plugs at Every Seat

No more panicking at the terminal because your phone battery is at four percent. The second you’re on board a Virgin America flight, you can pop your USB cord (or regular charger) into your very own outlet. Battery = juiced.


United: Complimentary Wine and Beer on International Flights

Yep, vino is free—and available as soon as you reach cruising altitude. Talk about a great way to gear up for Paris.

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