I sat within the again row of the airplane and it turned out to be one of many worst flights of my life. Now, I'll all the time pay for a seat upfront.

I’ve taken dozens of flights previously yr alone and most of my experiences have been nice. Issues had been completely different on a latest flight after I ended up behind the airplane.

The author has traveled on dozens of flights in the past year alone.

The creator has traveled on dozens of flights previously yr alone.

Marielle Descalsota/Insider

As Insider’s journey reporter in Singapore, and as an avid explorer in my free time, I fly rather a lot — and, more often than not, on funds airways. As a frequent flyer, I attempt to save cash — particularly on short-haul flights — so I typically ebook the most affordable tickets potential.

Low-fare tickets usually include simply the seat, and there are not any add-ons like check-in baggage, pre-booked seats, or in-flight meals. Regardless of this, I’ve discovered myself having extra constructive experiences than adverse ones flying bare-bones.

Even when the flight wasn’t an ideal expertise general, the problems I’ve encountered have been fairly minor — nothing greater than having to pay for extra baggage or the routine turbulence which may come up whatever the airline.