How to Improve Your In-Flight Experience?
From foot-kicking neighbors to an overly talkative seatmate, it’s always a gamble when you step aboard an aircraft. Flying can be exhilarating, stressful, boring, and downright scary at times.
Here are a few simple tips to ease the burden when you take to the skies and possibly even make your travels downright enjoyable!
Sure, you may want to step off the plane in New York looking fabulous in your jeans or new dress – but you don’t want to sit for an extended period in them. Think comfort and ease, whether it’s your favorite wrinkle-free trousers, yoga pants, or t-shirt. Don’t discount comfortable footwear either. It’s very common to retain water weight on planes, puffing up in the ankles and feet, so sneakers or flat footwear are best.
Also, don’t forget to layer! Consider the air-conditioning of the airplane and your arrival destination. If they’re vastly different, pack a spare outfit in your carry-on to change into before landing.
Set the Mood… For Sleep
If you’re on an overnight flight, increase the odds of getting some rest with a good sleep mask, neck pillow, and earplugs. A large blanket scarf can be helpful since it can be used as a pillow or a blanket in a pinch.
Bringing extra snacks means you’re not at the mercy of the busy flight attendants, and you can stay satiated (and hydrated) on your timeline. This will also keep the Pringle impulse purchases to a minimum, saving both your credit card and your sodium levels.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
And we’re not talking about drinking water. Bring moisturizer and even Vaseline for your lips and the inside of your nose. The recirculated air on airplanes is notoriously drying, and between that and the decreased blood flow thanks to your 30,000ft altitude, your skin will suffer.
Bring your headphones, not only to be able to connect to the inflight movies but to fend off chatty neighbors. Are the headphones even plugged into anything? Only you know, but it sends a clear message that you’re not available for conversation.
Clean it Up
Bring your own travel set of disinfectant biodegradable wipes and hand sanitizer, and ensure you give your seat tray and armrests a thorough wipe down before settling in. There’s often a very short time when turning around a plane and rarely receive deep cleaning treatments.
Tried, Tested & True
Now is not the time to break the mold and try that new mask or skin cream you’ve been trying. Stick to your favorites and well-used versions of everything, so you have no surprises at 30,000 feet.
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