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  • Meredith Peters

5 Essential Tips for a Comfortable and Enjoyable Flight: Expert Advice for Stress-Free Travel

Looking for ways to make your air travel more enjoyable and less stressful? From dealing with noisy neighbors to coping with long flights, flying can be a challenge. But with these simple tips, you can make your next trip a breeze!

Flying tips

Prioritize Comfort

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 with some room are best.

Don’t forget to layer! Consider the air-conditioning of the airplane, and then your arrival destination. If they’re vastly different, pack a spare outfit in your carry-on to change into prior to landing.

Set the Mood – For Sleep

tips for sleeping on a plane

If you’re on an overnight flight, increase the odds of getting some shut-eye with a good sleep mask, neck pillow, and earplugs. I always bring a large blanket scarf when I travel, which in a pinch can be used as a pillow or a blanket.

Pack Provisions

Bringing extra snacks means you’re not at the mercy of the busy flight attendants, and you can stay satiated (and hydrated) on your own timeline. This will also keep the impulse Pringle purchases to a minimum, saving both your credit card and your sodium levels.

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!

hydrate when flying

And I’m not talking about just drinking water. Bring moisturizer, and even lip balm for your lips. The recirculated air on airplanes is notoriously drying, and between that and the decreased blood flow thanks to your 30,000 ft altitude, your skin will suffer.

Listen Up

Bring your own headphones, not only to be able to connect to the inflight movies but to fend off chatty neighbors.

headphones for flying

Now that you know all the secrets for ensuring a comfortable flight, contact us to start planning your next getaway!


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