Tips To Relax On Long Airplane Flights
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Air Travel – 7 Tips for a More Comfortable Flight
Being a Soldier stationed in Germany, I have experienced many long uncomfortable flights. Throughout the years I have come up with many ways in which I can actually enjoy the long flights.When my travels began I dreaded every flight I had to take. Whether it was going home on much needed leave or to a deployment; I was always thinking of ways to make the flight more enjoyable. The following tips have contributed to my new love of flying and I am sure they will help make your commute a more enjoyable one: 1. Purchase a travel pillow before your flight. These pillows are created just for long trips. It can be hard to find a comfortable spot to rest your head and a travel pillow will provide that comfortable zone. 2. Get some Dramamine and take the recommended dosage before the flight. Be sure to consult your doctor before taking these, as you should with any type of medication. This great medication will reduce the chances of motion sickness and prove to make your flight more enjoyable. 3. Wear loose clothing but take something extra along to cover up with. Loose non-restrictive shirts and pants will aid in your comfort a great amount. No matter what the weather is like outside; remember that inside an aircraft at a high elevation it tends to get cold so take something extra along to cover up with. 4. Take some snacks along and extra cash. You never know when you might crave something extra and the stewardess just may have what you want. Remember extra drinks and snacks are usually around five dollars apiece. 5. Pack your personal hygiene items in your carry-on. It seems like every long flight I am on, I always seem to get bad breath and/or get sweaty in all the wrong places. Having toothpaste, deodorant and baby powder around with give you a good refresher midway though the flight. 6. Along with your personal hygiene items you may want to pack a portable DVD player or laptop. You can get some work done, play a game or just relax and watch a movie. Many of the new jets play movies for you but many times the monitor is too far away and you may not like the movie. 7. If you are a drinker a shot of your favorite liquor may just help you doze off to sleep. Most long flights offer shots of popular alcohol at five dollars apiece. If this is something that may appeal to you, take some extra cash along. Many people have trouble sleeping on flights but a shot of broosky sends them straight into happy land.