If you lack the ability to blindly manipulate your own subconscious to convince yourself that flying is wonderful like I do then you may appreciate these 4 awesome tips to make your flight better.
1 – Seatbelt Over Your Blanket
Want to fall asleep on the plane, and stay asleep? Keep your seatbelt on so you don’t get woken up when a bit of turbulence comes along and suddenly you’re being asked to buckle your seatbelt. Fasten your seatbelt over your blanket or jacket or whatever you cover yourself with so that the flight crew can see you’re all strapped in and safe, no need to wake you.
2 – Splurge for Lounge Access
With many airlines booking Premium Economy will allow you to cough up a little extra cash to get lounge access. With Air Canada, it comes at a cost of only $25 each direction for a total of $50 return. An hour or so pre-boarding in a place with comfortable seats, food, wine and clean well-stocked toilets can make a world of difference when you’re in the air.
3 – Remember Your Moisturizers
Face, lips, hands, don’t forget to take your creams! Aside from drinking as much water as you can the next best thing, you can do to stay moisturized is moisturizing! You don’t want to arrive at your destination with cracked lips, rough hands or an itchy face.
I love the Grapefruit and Ginger lib balm from Jack Black, it has 25 SPF too so it’s good for all situations. Keep your face smooth with Lavera’s Organic Wild Rose and Macadamia Nut Ultra-Hydrating Cream. Take care of your hands with L’Occitane Fast-Absorbing Hand & Nail Cream and now you’re set! All small enough to take in your little clear baggy.
4 – Bring Snacks – Airlines never feed you enough. Stuck on the feeding schedule that they decide and is usually based on the time at the destination, it can be hard to get enough food on a flight. So make sure you stock a few extras in your carry-on bag. I like to take a few granola bars, packaged nuts and if I’ve had access to a lounge pre-flight, I’ll try and grab some fresh fruit to take too. You won’t get through security with fruit so you’ll have to get it from the lounge or buy it after security.
Try and take things high in protein to help make you feel full, low in salt to prevent dehydration and low sugar so you don’t get a headache and can sleep if you need to. I usually have decent luck with something from KIND or similar from the grocery store.