Flying can be rough sometimes, especially on long-haul flights. If you want to make any length of flight easier, you’ll benefit from the helpful tips that we are going to share today.
Without further ado, let’s look at eight great ways to fly more comfortably.
1. Stay Hydrated
It’s important to drink a lot of water when you’re in the air. Flying is very dehydrating and pilots, stewards and stewardesses all know that staying hydrated is one of the keys to enjoying flights. A good rule of thumb is to drink one quart of H20 per four hours of air travel. It’s smart to bring a travel water bottle along for the flight, or to purchase one while you’re at the airport.
2. Stay Away from Sleeping Pills
Taking a sleeping pill which knocks you out during a flight sounds great in theory. However, in the real world, anything may happen. For example, you may take the pill and then need to deplane for some reason. If so, you may not be able to function as you should.
If you want to use a sleeping aid, try it out at home before a flight. If you insist on taking something, choosing a mild medication, such as Nyquil, may be the smartest strategy.
3. Moderate Onboard Alcohol Consumption
Experts tend to argue about whether booze consumption is good or bad. It’s really a personal choice. Some people find a single glass of wine or beer to be extremely relaxing. Others may find that booze on a flight dehydrates them and leaves them feeling fuzzy. In general, overindulgence in booze online is a bad thing and it’s best to have a single drink with meals if you’re going to have a drink at all.
4. Choose the Right Seat in Advance
When you book your flight, you should be able to choose your seat. It’s important to choose wisely. For example, if you have long legs, book an aisle seat. If you’re bringing along a child, book a bulkhead seat which isn’t in the exit row and so on. For sleeping, a window seat is usually ideal.
5. Select Healthy Meals and Snacks
Food should be something that you think about before your flight. Healthy snacks may be purchased at the airport. Good choices include nuts, fresh fruit, energy bars and raisins. You may also bring these snacks from home, as airports tend to charge a pretty penny for them. Go for light meals. Things that are really rich may be a bit hard to digest onboard.
6. Bring a Pack of Chewing Gum
Chewing gum is healthiest when it’s sugar-free and chewing a piece of two in order to take away fullness and discomfort in the ears during flight is such an easy fix! The act of chewing and swallowing will generally “un-pop” the ears.
7. Remember to Wear Layers
Planes can be quite chilly at times. We recommend dressing for comfort and wearing layers so that you can adjust how warmly you’re dressed just by taking something off or putting it on. Softer pants which don’t have tight waistbands are great options, as are t-shirts under cozy sweaters. Some women bring pashminas which double as blankets on the plane.
8. Bring a Great Book
Losing yourself in a truly riveting novel will be such a great way to stay entertained and pass the time. A mystery or something which sparks your imagination and curiosity will be a great choice. Most best-sellers are readable enough to keep people entertained during flights.