#flight hashtag in Instagram can offer you thousands of happy travellers’ photos and planes wings cutting the clouds. But none of the passengers describes how his legs or neck got swollen, his jeans pressed, and his head ached afterwards. Our rules will help you to avoid minor troubles that can spoil the trip impression, and you will also happily post airports photos.
Drink a lot of water
Medicine has already proven that drinking non-carbonated water is generally very useful. This rule becomes more important on board a plane. During the flight, our blood condenses and the whole body dehydration occurs. Do not hesitate to ask the steward or stewardesse for an extra glass of water, or buy a bottle in a duty free shop. In case if your head really starts aching, you should have your own one or two painkiller pills. Your first-aid kit should also contain specific personal medicines, such as, for example, a remedy for allergy.
Take your snacks
During long flights they usually feed twice. But it would be a mistake to rely only on the plane food. Firstly, your stomach is most likely not to accept the standard menu offered on board. Secondly, you can get hungry long before boarding or leaving the customs control zone. In general, an apple and a few sandwiches in the hand luggage will obviously not be extra.
Study the air transportation rules
Nobody wants to start a trip with an impressive extra charge for the overweight or saying goodbye to your favourite more than 100 ml toilet water. In order not to spoil your mood, learn the rules of your air carrier in advance. For example, on a low-cost flight the maximum allowed carry-on baggage size may differ from the size that can be carried in the plane cabin for free. It is much easier to fly in a calm and balanced condition than being stressed.
Get a pillow under your head
A funny bagel-like pillow makes your flight much easier. It will help you to fall asleep, without putting your head on the neighbor’s shoulder, who is not always your close friend. When choosing a pillow, consider the fact whether it is inflatable or not. It is obvious that in a pumped out state the “bagel” will fit almost any bag. In case you have a “static” pillow, you will have to look for additional space in your hand luggage.
Put on comfortable clothes
Please note that convenient clothes for walking around the city and those for an airplane are two different clothes sets. Soft stretching trousers and a multi-layered top are ideal for a comfortable flight. They will help you to adjust to the board temperature. Don’t forget to take changeable socks even if your feet have a “lily of the valley” smell after being in trainers a few hours. It is better to take off your shoes on board a plan, though there is a risk of freezing without them.
Now you are ready for an easy flight. The only thing you have to do is to buy tickets to a desirable place and pack your suitcase!