5 Tricks for Making Your Trip Much More Enjoyable
Are you dreading your next flight because of the usual discomfort caused by cramped planes, lost luggage, screaming children, and boring in-flight entertainment? But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are 5 tricks that can help you making your trip much more enjoyable.
1. Dress comfortably
One of the most important things to keep in mind when preparing for a flight is that picking the wrong clothes can turn flying into a nightmare. No matter the length of your flight, always make sure you’re dressed in loose, comfortable clothing and a well-fitting, breathable pair of shoes made of natural materials.
For women, the best choice is a pair of leggings or stretchy pants, with a long, loose top, and a cardigan on top, while men will feel most comfortable in a pair of jersey cotton pants, a T-shirt, and a lightweight jacket. Clothes that you should never wear when flying include anything too tight that could restrict blood circulation and increase your risk of deep vein thrombosis, a serious condition caused by blood clots that develop within a deep vein in the body.
2. Fly privately
Moving is in and of itself one of the most stressful experiences in life, and when you’re moving overseas, the stress can take a real toll on you. The thought of packing up and transferring all your belonging overseas can be daunting, so the best way to ensure the whole process runs as smoothly as possible is to hire a freight charter service.
Compared to scheduled flights, charter flights are much more flexible in terms of departure dates and times and allow you to have all the privacy needed for a stress-free flight. With charter flights, you can also forget about mile-long queues at the airport or lengthy layovers. Most charter companies offer direct routes to any destination of your choice.
Private charter services can also accommodate all your cargo requirements and ensure that your belongings arrive at the destination safely and on time. Not only can checking your luggage for a commercial flight take hours, but your bags can also get misplaces, which means you’ll now have to go through an even bigger ordeal of claiming your lost luggage. On chartered flights, all your bags are with you on the plane, so you don’t have to worry about any one of them getting lost or delayed.
3. Stay entertained
No matter how much you enjoy flying, boredom can get unbearable on long-haul flights. With a little bit of planning, however, you can make the time on the plane pass much quicker. The options are endless: from listening to an audiobook, reading a magazine, and playing crossword puzzles to watching movies, playing card games, and enjoying your snacks.
Whatever it is that keeps you entertained while flying, don’t forget to prepare it in advance. Pre-load all your devices with the media you plan on enjoying on the plane, charge your phone and other devices ahead of time and before you leave, double-check that you’ve packed all your entertainment essentials.
4. Wear earplugs
Planes make all kinds of noises that can cause anxiety in nervous flyers and prevent them from having a comfortable flight. Plus, the pressure and pain that you feel in your ears during take-off and landing can be extremely uncomfortable. This is you should always make sure to bring a pair of earplugs when flying. Besides canceling out the disturbing noises, earplugs also help you equalize the pressure between your ears and avoid ear pain that often occurs when flying.
For best results, put the earplugs in your ears an hour before boarding the plane, remove them once the plane has reached cruising altitude, and replace them one hour before landing.
5. Don’t forget to stretch
Sitting down for a long period is not only uncomfortable but also carries a number of potentially serious health risks. In fact, after just one hour of sitting blood circulations slows down and fluid starts to pool in your legs, increasing the risk of developing a dangerous blood clot.
To get some relief for your neck, back and legs and prevent harmful effects of prolonged sitting, remind yourself to perform neck rolls, seat twists, arm stretches, leg extensions, and ankle circles throughout your flight. Also, make sure you stand up and walk around once every hour or two to give your calf muscles a chance pump blood back up to the heart.
In addition to dressing for comfort, opting for a charter flight over a scheduled one, bringing your own entertainment and a pair of earplugs just in case, stretching before and during the flight will make it a lot easier to endure long-haul flights.
Audrey Taylor was born in San Francisco and moved to Adelaide at the age of five. Marketer researcher and social media manager on hold, full – time mommy of a cheerful two-year-old. Graduated from Queensford college, worked in a couple of marketing agencies across Australia, eager to learn more about business and share her experiences. Traveled across Europe. Her hobbies include home decor, fashion, travel, music, old movies.