How to Prepare for a Long Plane Ride

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How to Prepare for a Long Plane Ride. Heed these tips for a comfortable, happy,
and healthy flight. You will need Carry-on luggage Electronics
Reading materials Snacks Good seat Early check-in Earplugs or headphones Eye mask Travel blanket
and neck pillow Comfortable clothing Thick socks Motion sickness pills or ginger capsules
Hand-sanitizer wipes Water and lavender-scented neck pillow (optional). Step 1. Pack essentials, such as medications and passports,
a few days before your flight, and completely finish packing the night before. You’ll minimize stress because you won’t
be rushing around the morning of the flight. Step 2. Make sure all essentials are in your carry-on
luggage. Fully charge your music player, game player,
or laptop and pack books and magazines. Bring your favorite snacks and finger food. Check out the entertainment and food options
offered by the airline before you fly. Step 3. Consider upgrading to a better seating class
for a particularly long flight. If you check in online up to 24 hours in advance,
you often get to choose your seat or change to a better one. Or get to the airport extra early and check
for a better seat at the counter and again at the gate. Seats in exits rows and the bulkhead provide
the most legroom. Step 4. Bring along earplugs or noise-reduction headphones
to block unwanted noise. An eye mask will shield your eyes from sunlight
if you want to sleep during the day. Step 5. Bring a soft travel blanket and neck pillow. Besides being warm and cozy, you won’t have
to worry about the airline’s blanket-cleaning policy. Dress comfortably and bring thick socks to
swap for your shoes after take-off. Neck pillows with lavender are said to be
calming and reduce headaches. Step 6. Take motion sickness pills or ginger capsules
2 hours before your flight if you’re prone to air sickness. Wash your hands, especially before and after
eating, and bring hand sanitizer wipes. Wipe down airflow vent and tray tables with
sanitized wipes and use a tissue when touching the bathroom door handle. Step 7. Drink plenty of water before and during your
flight to avoid muscle aches and fatigue. Get up, stretch, and move around often to
prevent stiffness and deep vein thrombosis. Did you know A survey by 3M and the Global
Strategy Group found that most Americans would rather get stuck in traffic, go on a blind
date, or go to the dentist than sit in the middle seat on a flight.

 

19 Responses

  1. michikira

    June 21, 2018 11:17 am

    PRO TIP: get vitamin c before going on airports you might get sick because of all that people in there

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  2. Jamie Craighead

    August 5, 2018 7:49 pm

    For five to six hour flights across the U.S. you don't really need all these things. Comfortable clothing is a good thing so you won't smell by the time you get to your destination. You can refill your water bottle after going through security. A passport is always good to have. Reading/electronics as well. Usually, that's about all I need for those flights in addition to my carry on. I almost never check luggage. I bring a smaller suitcase which fits a week's worth of clothing that I can store in the overhead bin, and a backpack for all the other smaller essentials that I can fit underneath my feet. I feel like a lot of people bring way too many things when they're travelling. But everyone is different.

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  3. Jefferson Domingo

    April 26, 2019 3:11 pm

    I have a flight in 8-7 months. With 5 plane rides. So it's good to know a lot of things in advance

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