Five Tips For Having A Comfortable Flight

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

If you're going to be staying in villas in Tuscany, Italy, it's safe to assume that you'll be flying to your vacation destination.  Planning for travel and booking flights have become much easier, but staying comfortable during a long flight can be a problem.  It can be difficult to stay calm and comfortable when you're stuck in a seat next to a stranger, but it isn't impossible.  When you're preparing to head out to catch your flight, remember to keep these things in mind.

Don't Sacrifice Comfort To Save Money

This is a mistake that many money conscious travelers make when they're booking their flight.  Right now sitting right near the bathroom in a small seat to save money may seem bearable, but you'll be regretting your decision when you're on your flight.  If your airline is offering a seat or service that could make your flight easier, take it. 

Pick The Right Seat

All airline seats aren't created equal, some seats can have more legroom or be more comfortable even in the same class and rate.  If you want some leg room and space during your flight, choose the aisle seat or a seat near the exit.  Chairs by the window are an excellent option if you're planning on passing the time by sleeping, or if you're taking a red-eye flight.

Avoid Watching the Clock

Checking your phone to see if you're closer to your estimated arrival time won't help the trip go any faster, nor will checking the map to see the position of the aircraft.  Staring at the clock will just make the flight seem longer, and it could make you a little crankier if you're already anxious to get off the plane. 

Keep Busy

Is there a book that you've been dying to read that you haven't gotten a chance to open?  Are there some papers you've been meaning to look over for work?  If you want your flight to go by fast you're going to need a little bit of a distraction to keep you busy.  Read a book, play a game, or catch up on some work. 

Stay Hydrated

Pressurized cabins can suck a lot of moisture out of the air, and it isn't uncommon for frequent flyers to complain about having dry skin, chapped lips, and feeling dehydrated.  Be sure to drink water during your flight, and bring lotion and chapstick to keep your skin from getting too dry.

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