5 Tips To Make Your Flight More Comfortable

Airline

We all know that flying long distances can be very uncomfortable and even painful. With all the noise happening around you, the upright seats which seem to get as hard as stone by the end of the trip, and the list goes on. Luckily there are some things that we can do to make our flights (especially our longer flights) more comfortable.

Below are 5 tips to make your flight more comfortable and ultimately more enjoyable.

Wear Comfortable Clothing

Sometimes we concentrate on looking presentable and don’t think about comfort. Ever been at an airport and you see someone wearing sweat pants and a comfortable looking sweater or fleece? You think to yourself, that must be so comfortable. So why not wear these clothes too?

Travel Pillow

Airlines these days often do not provide pillows for their passengers. This is why it is so important for you to bring your own. A travel pillow can help you sleep better as well as possibly preventing soreness in the neck.

Lose Weight

In another cost cutting exercise by airlines to fit more seats in a plane, they have made the seats narrower. So if you are overweight and sometimes even just a little, this can make the seat a tight squeeze. Try using weight loss shakes for a few days before your flight for that little bit of extra comfort.

Bring A Good Travel Mask And Ear Plugs

These are things that many people do not think of until it is too late. You are about to go to sleep on the plane and see other people putting on their face mask and ear plugs and then it hits you. Why didn’t I bring those too? A good travel mark can help you sleep by dimming the light around you and can help you sleep at any time. Same goes for the ear plugs, there is a lot of noise in a plane, ear plugs sure do help.

Bring Something To Do

Often we concentrate so much on bringing our passports, and make sure we pack everything. Then we forget about something to do on the plane. Luckily, many planes these days have personal screens on the back of each seat so you can watch movies. But, there are still many planes flying today that have no entertainment system at all. So bring a iPad or something similar.

Sources:

http://www.smartertravel.com/photo-galleries/editorial/shameless-ways-to-make-your-flight-more-comfortable.html?id=814

http://topratedweightlossshakes.com

https://www.apple.com/ipad

Flying With Children

Flying with childrenFlying with children is a bit of a hot topic. And I’m writing this post after a recent flight I was on. Let’s face it, when we see a small child boarding the plane, we privately hope – ‘keep walking, don’t stop anywhere near me’. Then they find their seat which is almost right next to yours. Then you think that your international flight is completely ruined.

But, not all kids are really noisy on a plane. And it’s hardly their fault. A plane is not exactly a mentally stimulating place. Basically you can read, watch a movie, or sleep. There really isn’t much for a kid to do on a plane. And this makes it really hard for parents. They have to pay extra to access games which the kids can play. Then 20 minutes later when the kids are bored of the games, they want to do something else.

There is barely any room for parents and their kids to move around the plane. Then there is diaper change time. Have you ever even noticed the change tables? That’s because they are small. Really small. It required some effort to change their kids diapers on a plane. And you know what international flight bathrooms are like, they are nice and clean for around 30 minutes. Then it looks like someone has had their way in there. I wouldn’t want to be changing any diapers in there.

Sometimes when I am on a plane I hear another adult going off at the parents of kids totally unnecessarily. This is not always the case, once in a while I wanted to tell the parents off as they made no effort to take control of their kids. Let’s try to respect each other a little more.

So next time you fly with noisy kids around you, try to think, if it’s bad for you, the parents would be suffering much worse. They don’t get a choice when they can sleep or do anything. They need to tend to their young children. The parents are trying their best, so try to respect that and lets all get along in the plane.

Skin Care Tips For Flying

Airlines

For the best advice on skin care tips and products, we look to the professionals in the area. Flight attendants. They always manage to look really healthy and will great bright looking skin. So how do they do it? Seems like if we flew half as much as they did, we would look twice as bad! Dry skin has its problems. It can lead to stretch marks occurring easier and itchiness. If you are flying while pregnant for example, you should really make sure you remain hydrated to help avoid stretch marks.

Below we reveal some of the flight attendants secrets to looking great while traveling. A couple of these are pretty obvious but we still sometimes need reminding.

Water

This is the most obvious one in the list. Drink plenty of water while flying. The air on planes is air-conditioned and seriously dehydrated our skin. And with the long international flight we travel on, it is very tempting to choose free beer or wine over water. I must admit, I am definitely guilty of this! So if we must have alcohol on our flights, make sure you drink plenty of water also. So for every beer, have about 2 glasses of water.

Evian Spray Bottle

This is a quick and easy way of making our skin look hydrated. What’s better is that it actually works. All you need to do is spray this onto your face for a refreshed looking face. Carry a bottle of this next time you fly but make sure if fits in with airline regulations before buying your bottle.

Moisturizer

Seeing as the air on planes is so dry, along with water try to carry on moisturizer. If possible, both face cream and hand moisturizer. And use these whenever needed, if you start to feel your skin getting dry that would be your cue. It would be better though to moisturize before this point.

Avoid The Foundation

The day of flying, avoid the foundation. Foundation will help dehydrate your skin so it is important to skip it on flying days. If you are meeting your special someone when you land, perhaps put on the foundation just before landing or in the airport before you exit the gates.

Sources

http://www.popsugar.com/beauty/Travel-Beauty-Tips-Flying-35531894
http://curesforstretchmarks.com
http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2014-10-09/10-ways-to-keep-your-skin-fresh-during-long-flights

5 Healthy Snacks To Bring On Your Next Plane Trip

Snacks

Have you ever gotten onto your long haul flight and when you received your meal, you remembered that you don’t actually like aeroplane food? It’s an ‘oh no’ moment. So we are here to help you with ideas for healthy snacks on the plane before your trip. This way it will be able to help you sleep better and feel better rather than feeling sick from all the salt and other nasties that are in plane food.

Just be aware that most of these items will not be able to come off the plane with you at your destination due to quarantine regulations. Each country is different with their regulations, but as a general rule of thumb and to be safe, you cannot bring food into another country.

Here are 5 snacks that taste good, can be brought onto a plane, and are actually healthy.

Trail Mix

Trail mix is a very tasty and reasonably healthy snack for when you are on the go. Great for the plane too. It takes a while to eat so will keep you busy for longer while you are enjoying your food. Try to get the unsalted trail mix type to make the snack healthier and it will cause less dehydration.

Fruit

Fruit is a big no no if you are trying to bring it into another country, so you will definitely need to consume all your fruit before landing at your destination. Fruit is a great and healthy snack with natural sugars that are actually good for you. Much better option than the desert airlines give you on planes.

Homemade Protein Bars

Ever thought of making your own snacks to take with you? Homemade protein bars are full of healthy ingredients (as long as you make them right) which will keep you full for a long time and are easy to carry on board. If you are interested, here are some healthy protein bar recipes you can try. Good protein bars will have around 20g of protein that will keep you full for longer.

Beef Jerky

For those of you that are looking for a savoury snack, ever tried beef jerky? It may be a little too salty for some people, but they are high in protein and will help keep you full for longer.

Sandwich

A simple one but a good one. Make a couple of sandwiches before you go to the airport and put them in hand luggage for your trip. If you’re like me, I like to make my sandwiches with plenty of healthy ingredients and these sandwiches will make you feel far better than the lunch you would have received on the plane.

Remember, all airlines and countries have different quarantine regulations and policies, before bringing any snack on board a plane, please double check with your airline if it is allowed.

Happy flying.

Sources:
Realenergyfood.com
Buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/12-healthy-diy-travel-snacks-to-bring-on-a-plane