How you dress at the airport and on the flight is very important. You might want to avoid anything too tight that could potentially squeeze you. Leave the jeans and formal shirts in your luggage even if you’re traveling for business. Clothing is one of the biggest things that can make your flight comfortable, so always be prepared.
Put on some soft and stretchy pants, a baggy t-shirt, a warm sweater because the air conditioning is always on, and a scarf for that added warmth.
Lay Off the Ice
There’s nothing more refreshing than an ice-cold beverage. More so when you’re stuck on a long flight. However, you might want to avoid requesting any on your next plane ride.
Aside from the fact that the beverage-to-ice ratio in a glass filled with ice can be quite unbalanced, the actual ice cubes are made from the water tank, and the tank might not always be properly cleaned.
Stay Awake and Alert on Takeoff and Landing
It may be tempting to fall asleep as soon as you get on the plane, but you really shouldn’t do that.
Unfortunately, your ears cannot regulate pressure whilst the plane is going up in the air or coming back down to the landing strip at high speeds. Our suggestion? Stay awake and chew gum.
The Early Bird Catches the Flight
There’s nothing worse than missing your flight, so skip the traffic and get to the airport early. Although most people already know to do this, there’s no harm in getting another quick reminder. How much time you need to get to the airport before boarding is still debatable.
Some people believe that 3 hours is sufficient and others say you need even more time. Nonetheless, you have to arrive early to steer clear of any unforeseen issues, such as long check-in lines or a slow parking lot trolley.
If you travel often, you should really consider taking advantage of the lounges at the airport. Some people use their credit cards to do so; others can enjoy the perks through great frequent flyer programs. The most popular card is the American Express Platinum card.
Many airports around North America let you in for free for simply being a cardholder. You might have to pay a small fee at other lounges, but the perks are worth it.