I am not a fan of planes, ok let’s be real, sometimes I hate planes. I just always feel really, really claustrophobic and end up smooshed between people I don’t want to be near. But flying can be a lot more fun when you know how to prep. I don’t fly all the time, but I fly enough to have learned a few lessons over the years. I hope you enjoy my 6 travel tips for flying!
1. Always bring your own food. Those peanuts and other weird, overpriced things will get you sick. It’s not that time consuming! Just grab a sandwich on the way (but don’t be that person who brings a tuna sandwich on a plane. Just don’t.). I always forget to bring food and end up feeling starved on the plane. So, learn from my mistakes, don’t get on the plane without a sandwich.
2. Pretend you’re sick. No one wants to sit next to a sick person. Be like, blowing your nose and stuff, and your seatmate might just go find somewhere else to sit. Everybody wins, well at least you do. I mean, it didn’t work for me, but hoping for better luck when you give it a go. There’s a better chance of this working when your flight isn’t full.
3. Bring tic tacs with you. I can’t even tell you how many people on a plane have bad breath. That whole big-man-passed-out-next-to-you-open-mouth-breathing-down-your-neck-unconscious? If you happen to be sitting next to one of them, offer them a tic tac and hopefully your problem will be solved.
4. Remember to bring your own pillow. Plane pillows are small and super thin and I just can’t sleep when I can feel the wall through my pillow. Neck pillows are always easy to bring along, or you could go for one of those fun animal pillows! At the end of the day, you’ll feel better getting off the plane if you’ve had a good nap.
5. HYDRATE!!! I’m always talking about the best ways to stay healthy, and I can’t say it enough that drinking water is the easiest, most healthy habit you can have!! Airplanes’ pressurized cabins dry you out and the altitude can mess with your skin and circulation – water is the answer. (But expect to be waiting in line to pee throughout your entire flight.)
6. Always bring entertainment – your iPod/iPhone, headphones (one time I had all my music ready and then I forgot headphones – horrible 5 hours), cheesy celebrity gossip magazines so you can see who’s hot and who’s not, or a good book (I’m currently reading The Fault in Our Stars – guys I’m crying my eyes out and laughing at the same time, how does a book do that to me?!).
I hope these travel tips for flying help you out this holiday season!! And of course, I want to know your favorite tips for flying too! Remember to tell me in the comments.