For most people flying is a necessary evil required so that they can get to their destination. The longer the flight the more uncomfortable the experience becomes. Fortunately, there are ways in which you can make your next flight more enjoyable. Below are ten tips for how you can achieve maximum comfort next time you are on a plane.
Upgrade to 1st Class
The easiest way to be more comfortable is to upgrade your seat. You will have more room and also better service.
Avoid Salty Foods
Due to the dry air on airplanes salty foods can dry out your whole body and lead to bloating and discomfort.
Most major airlines list how much leg room you have as well as what sort of in flight entertainment. On longer flights it may be worth it to switch to a more expensive airline if they provide more space and comfort.
Staying hydrated before and during the flight will do a lot to raise your comfort levels.
Drinking alcohol while flying can also lead to dehydration and uncomfortable feelings of bloating or nausea.
Obey Carry on Rules
Don't try to cram too much into your carry on, or try to bring something on the plane that is over the size limit. The flight attendants will probably end up checking it in the luggage and you will be without your carry on for the entire flight.
Move Your Body
Just simply walking up and down the corridors every hour will keep your circulation flowing while you are flying. Doing stretches while sitting is also helpful.
Bring Your Own Earphones
The earphones provided by airlines are either very low quality or they make you pay to rent them.
Earplugs and Sleeping Mask
If you are planning on sleeping on your flight these two items will make the possibility that you actually sleep much more likely.
Bring A Jacket
Airplanes can often get very cold. It is a good idea to bring a couple of extra layers in case this happens while you are flying.