Flying! Some people love it, some people hate it. No matter what camp you fall into, chances are you’ll want your flight to be as comfortable as possible. Especially if you are flying long haul or with children.
So what are the best things you can do to prepare yourself for your flight and make it as comfortable as possible? Being organized can save time and stress and help you make the most of your flight and time at the airport.
Pack For Comfort
If you’re taking the red-eye, make sure you have some home comforts with you to help you sleep. Think neck pillow, eye mask and earplugs. Does anyone really sleep well in this kind of environment?
If you have some well thought out aids to help you, you can try to get some rest during your flight to help you relax. Backpacking pillows are handy to pack in your carry on luggage as they will fold down really small.
Charge Any Devices
If you are going to be using your phone to read or work from or you have a laptop, make sure everything is fully charged. The last thing you want is for a battery to die before you even board the plane. You never know if your flight will be subject to delays. Consider taking a battery pack with you to tide you over in case your flight takes longer than anticipated.
We are all aware you can’t take liquids through security but you can take a collapsible refillable bottle. With many airports having water refill stations, drink plenty to keep yourself hydrated before, during and after your flight.
This will not only save you money but also to you becoming too dehydrated due to the recycled air and high altitude from flying.
The temperature on a plane can be either really hot and stuffy or really cold. One way to prepare for this is to layer up your clothing. This will allow you to add or remove layers to keep you at a comfortable temperature during your flight.
If you want to, pack extra socks or even hats and gloves to carry with you if you expect the temperatures to be cold, especially in the mornings.
Organize your Hand Luggage.
Luggage with pockets and sections to help you organize your belongings will give you a helping hand when it comes to getting through the airport, security and settling in comfortably on your flight.
Keep all documents and passports together in one easily accessible section. Pack anything else you need in an order that you will know will make your life easier eg keeping phones/tablets and headphones together. Package any clothing items at the bottom and along with blankets. Knowing where everything is when you need it will help the process go smoothly and negate the need for rifling through your belongings to find what you need.