Are You a Frequent Flyer?
In this article we’ve collected together 9 tips for more comfortable airline travel. While we can’t make the seats any bigger or the airplanes any less crowded, we do hope that these tips will improve your travel comfort. So let’s get started:
- Seats to avoid an airplane are center seats and those located near the toilet and galley area.
- Seats to try and reserve when you are making your booking are those located in exit aisles and bulkhead seats. Both of these will have more legroom.
- If your flight involves a connection through an airport hub, try and organize your bookings so that you arrive in the transfer airport as early as possible during the day. In the event of a flight delay, you’ll be more likely to be able to get on another flight in the same day.
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- Drink as much water as possible during your flight. The circulated air in most planes has a very low humidity so you want to keep your fluid intake up. It’s also thought that a higher fluid intake helps to reduce the incidence of jet lag.
- Try to stand up and move around the cabin every few hours on a long flight. If you’re stuck in the center seat and don’t want to disturb your travel companions, doing chair yoga or chair exercise will also help increase the blood flow to your extremities.
- You’re going to have a more comfortable travel experience if you remove tight-fitting shoes and replace them with thick socks.
- If your ears get blocked due to changing air pressure in the cabin, try to relieve this either by yawning or holding your nostrils in a pinched position while gently exhaling through the nose.
- On arrival there is no need to jump up as soon as the fasten seat-belt sign has been turned off. Just sit calmly until the rows in front of you have cleared.