10 Ways to Make Flying More Comfortable

June 15, 2022

Flying on an airplane can be exciting. You get to feel the ground disappear from under your feet, watch endless movies, and travel to a faraway place. 

Not to mention, it’s one of the fastest and most convenient ways to travel. 

But flying can also be stressful and even miserable. You’re packed into a tight space with a lot of other people, the food isn’t great, and you don’t have cell service.

To make flying more comfortable, you need to come prepared. So here are 10 things you should do before your next flight: 

1. Choose an aisle seat

Getting stuck a seat or two away from the aisle is a pain. It means you have to ask those sitting next to you to get up anytime you want to get up.

So aim for an aisle seat assignment. The earlier you book your ticket, the more likely it is that you’ll get one. 

2. Check into the airport early

Rushing to the airport adds unnecessary stress to your travel plans. So leave your house early and give yourself plenty of time to get there. Then, even if there’s a traffic jam or long lines at the airport, you’ll have some cushion to make it on time and not miss your flight.

3. Book an airport transfer service 

Once your flight lands, you’ll still need to get from the airport to your final destination. This can be a hassle. Make it easier by booking an airport transfer service. They’ll get you to where you need to go in no time, so you’re not stranded at the airport for hours.

4. Bring a travel pillow and blanket

Sleeping on a plane is not easy. But if you bring your own travel pillow and blanket, you can at least have neck support and warmth to sleep better.

5. Wear comfy clothes

You can’t get truly comfortable unless you wear comfy clothes. Wear sweats and clothing made of breathable, stretchy material. Also, keep your feet warm by wearing slippers or two pairs of socks.

6. Keep essentials in a carry-on bag

You’ll want all your medicine and toiletries within reach. So put them all in your carry-on. You could include a toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, soap, and more. Just make sure that you only take small amounts of liquid. Otherwise, the airport security might take them away.

7. Bring an eye mask and earplugs

Airplanes can be noisy and bright. So take an eye mask and earplugs to help you sleep. Or even noise-canceling headphones. Anything to drown out the noise and the light.

8. Get up to stretch occasionally

Get up from your plane seat every now and then to keep your limbs from cramping and falling asleep. Give them a good stretch in the aisle. Just make sure that you don’t accidentally hit anyone.

9. Pack snacks and water

Most flights offer some food and drinks, but you never know how much it will be or whether it’ll be something you like. So pack your own water and snacks to be safe. You don’t want to get hungry or thirsty. Keep fueled and hydrated.

10. Download entertainment 

Lastly, be sure to download any music, movies, or podcasts you want to watch or listen to before the flight. You probably won’t have Wi-Fi (at least not free Wi-Fi) on the plane, so you don’t want to rely on streaming.

If you don’t want to be uncomfortable or bored while flying, follow these tips. You’ll be glad you did!


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