Have A Pleasant Flight!

United States
February 1, 2016 2:21pm CST
I have flown to many different places around the world, but have no plans to fly anymore. It’s too much of a hassle at my age, to deal with the airport security and other frustrating situations. But, many of you do a lot of traveling so I thought you might be interested in a few TIPS, I’ve learned over the years. And for someone contemplating their FIRST flight, these tips should be very helpful. One thing I learned was that the air on board airplanes is like the desert, so be sure to drink lots of water before and after a flight. The dry air can also irritate your eyes if you wear contacts, so you might want to wear glasses instead. Drinking alcoholic beverages in flight is not a good idea either, because as altitude increases the effects of alcohol also increases, in addition to causing more dryness to your system. I also learned to wear comfortable shoes, not high heels. In case of an emergency, women in high heels can be more at risk for injury. You should also do simple exercises in your seat to relax your back muscles and to stimulate circulation in your legs. Taking a walk down the aisle also helps. Although we like to look nice if someone is meeting us at the airport, it’s still a good idea to wear comfortable clothes made of natural fibers, not only for allowing your skin to breathe, but in case of a fire. Polyester and other synthetic fabrics burn quicker than cotton. Adjust the air away from you face. Bacteria from colds and flu circulate through the air ducts and blow right in your face. Many people get sick after a long flight from the germs that they breathe in during the flight. Last but not least is to chew something, like gum during take-off and landing to alleviate pressure in your ears. Give the baby a pacifier.
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@Hatley (164640)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Feb 16
Those are really great tips and helpf ul for anyone wanting to fl y some place.
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• United States
1 Feb 16
I've learned a lot about flying long distances over the years. When I first began to travel by air, I had on high heels and a business suit. Then, I had to change planes in Chicago and I got off at one gate and had to walk what seemed like miles to another gate. I never wore high heels again, believe me. Then, there were other experiences that I learned from, so that NOW I definitely know how to travel more comfortably and safely.