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7 hidden features on airplanes you had no idea existed

Keep an eye out for these on your next flight.

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The magic button for extra room
The magic button for extra room
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Did you manage to snag an aisle seat? Not only can you get up without crawling over people, but you can make your seat extra roomy at the push of a button, thanks to one of the coolest secret airplane features. Reach under the armrest closest to the aisle and feel around near the hinge. You should find a button, which will instantly let you swing the armrest up when you push it, according to Travel + Leisure. Once it’s in line with your seat back, it won’t dig into your side anymore, and you can move your legs around without hitting anything. There are other ways you can step off a long haul flight and still feel human. Check out these long haul survival tips.
 



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