Helpful Tips for Air Travel
Arrive at least 2 hours ahead or 3 hours for a flight via the United States : you avoid the stress of missing aircraft and increase your chances to choose your favorite place (corridor, window, or near emergency exits to lengthen the legs).
Think of chewing gum to prevent ear pain during takeoff and landing, and keep the same time a fresh breath.
If you have circulation problems, wear stockings, and in all cases, get up regularly, stroll the aisles and do some exercises: it relaxes and eases back.
Put yourself at ease and, removing you. However, if your ankles swell at altitude, you will surely have a little trouble to put your shoes on arrival.
Dress with loose, comfortable clothing and avoid tight jeans.
Avoid drinking alcohol, is not recommended altitude and prevents sleep. Instead, drink plenty of water (1 liter of water for 3 hours), it dehydrates faster in the cabin pressurized air (20% moisture take-off, 10% in flight, because the air recovered from the’extérieur is drier at altitude than at ground level. injection of water vapor to be transported would require significant additional weight).
Take a character to sleep because there is nothing worse than to count the hours until breakfast. Also consider the earplugs and blindfold.
Companies with a tendency to put air conditioning background (except when really necessary – on flights in the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean or the Middle East to the Europe – not used to cool the user 25 ° C or more), consider a sweater so as not to freeze in place, especially for night flights.
The films shown during the flight is not necessarily of high quality, take a good book. Do not buy too many newspapers in the airport, they are usually offered free of charge on the plane or at the time of taking (especially on scheduled airlines, charters are saving on this point).
Put all your objects like scissors, nail file or Swiss Army knife in the hold. How many of us have had to part with their toiletries family or scissors !
If you find that the plate of food served in flight is tasteless, it is not the fault of the caterers: cabin air alters the taste of food by making salt, spices or sugar more difficult to detect. However, this is not a reason to escape the bag-shaker on your tagliatelle with cream or your saffron rice. The flavor will not be more upright and after, you thirsty.