Whether you are a frequent flier or you are getting away for a much needed vacation, there are a few things you can do to make sure your flight is a good one. Check out the tips below and hopefully you can enjoy a safe and comfortable flight.
Stay still and seated. Do not stay in your seat for the entire flight due to the lack of circulation in your legs and the potential stiffness being sedentary could cause in your lower back. So when that seat belt sign goes off, get up and move about the cabin as much as you can.
Get too tipsy. As much fun as it could be to pass the time, don’t booze it up too much because you will just dehydrate yourself and make it even more difficult to get some rest on the flight. If you are going to have a cocktail, make sure you are also drinking some water as well.
Junk food junkie. Try your best to not eat too much junk food while in-flight. If you must, pack one of your favorite snacks, but also bring along healthy options like nuts, pretzels, and if you can go ahead and pack your own meal from home. Try to avoid all the junk food in the airports too!
Stay hydrated. One of the easiest mistakes to avoid while traveling is to not drink enough liquids. So, either bring along several bottles of water or take full advantage of the in-flight beverage service. A great tip is to bring your own water bottle and flavor packets and just ask for ice and water throughout your long flight.
Avoid icky germs. Okay, this is nearly impossible on an airplane, however, if you end up assigned a seat next to someone who is sneezing and coughing, just ask if you can be moved to another seat. Also, make sure you carry some anti-bacterial wipes in your carry-on so you can wipe down the tray table and armrests too. Another great tip is to take some extra Vitamin C before your trip too.
The night before. Whatever you do, don’t stay up all night the day before you flight. Get a good night’s sleep prior to flying so you are well rested and alert while traveling. This is so important especially if you are flying to a different timezone.
Pack a small bag. Just in case you have to give up your carry on bag because it is too big to fit in the overhead compartment, pack a small bag that contains your passport, I.D., money, and any other items that you may need on your flight. Your cell phone, charger, and a few small toiletries are essential to pack as well