If you are facing a long trip in a plane and are wondering what to bring on board, here you will find useful information for a pleasant flight.
Now some advice and recommendations for complete relaxation, simple tricks to improve your stay on board and land fresh and well-rested.
WHICH SEAT TO CHOOSE ON BOARD?
The first advice is the most usefule: reserve your seat in advance!
The saying “first come, first serve” is absolutely true, especially on a flight. But which is the best? Some advice.
The best airline seats to have space for your legs?
If you prefer more space for your legs we advise you to choose seats near the emergency exits or aisle seats.
The best airline seats for sleeping?
The best seats for silence and relaxation might instead be those further from flight attendants. Evaluate seats near windows to avoid getting up to make way for other passengers and to have an alternative and more or less comfortable surface to lean on for your naps on board.
The best airline seats for those who do not love flying?
For those who do not like turbulence and noise the central part of the plane, between the wings and on the central aisle, guarantee greater comfort and stability.
The best airline seats for those in a hurry?
For those who wish to exit quickly on arrival we advise seats towards the front and along the centre aisle: these allow you to be the first to exit and avoid annoying lines.
HOW TO DRESS ON A FLIGHT?
The ideal outfit for a flight does not exist but some measures may ensure more comfort and relaxation during the flight.
Wear comfortable clothes that allow you to remain sitting for long periods, it is advisable to dress in layers to adapt to the internal temperature of the plane.
During the flight also be aware of changes in temperature, we advise you to bring a light blanket with you and avoid short pants or sleeveless shirts.
It is also preferable to choose comfortable shoes and avoid wearing too many accessories.
On intercontinental and long haul flights you can also bring comfortable slippers in your hand luggage and put them on during the flight.
Glasses or contact lenses on a flight?
For long trips we advise you to choose glasses to avoid the need to remove contact lenses to sleep, as it is not easy to remove them in the plane restrooms during the flight.
If you do not want to give up your contact lenses we remind you to bring everything you need for their care in your hand luggage (be careful to buy contact lens solution in flight format not greater than 100 ml) or use disposable daily lenses.
WHAT ARE THE BEST ACCESSORIES FOR A TRIP?
Now let’s get comfortable! Relaxation and comfort with the “Travel self care”, a kit to relax yourself during your trip and rest peacefully.
During your flight you will have plenty of time to rest and land full of energy.
What should you bring with you on the flight?
We advise an inflatable travel pillow to avoid neck and back problems.
To avoid jet lag and rest bring an eye mask.
Silence wherever you are seated with earplugs which you can easily place in your hand luggage.
For long trips we advise bringing some basic hygiene items in the special Travel Kit to place in your hand luggage.
Also bring with you a good cream to hydrate your skin which tends to dry out very much due to the pressurisation of the airline cabin.
To avoid boredom and keep your mind active we advise bringing a good book with you in ebook format to optimize weight and space in your luggage.
Your headphones and your favorite playlist might help you to relax and not feel turbulance on the plane or hear the conversations of other passengers.
AVOIDING JET LAG AND RELAXING ON BOARD
How to reduce problems related to air sickness?
During your flight remember to hydrate yourself well drinking a lot of water, avoiding alcohol and caffeine which can aggravate your air sickness.
Chewing gum during take-off and landing can help avoid dizziness and ear discomfort.
Remember to bring air sickness medication which you can find without prescription at a drug store.
We advise you to avoid keeping your gaze fixed on screens or devices for too long and to look out the window or rest your eyes.
Help yourselves with proper nutrition choosing light meals.
You may take melatonin, a natural method for balancing the sleep-wake cycle.
On board remember to impose immediately the time zone of your destination, in this way your body will habituate itself more easily.
Do not sleep before your flight but sleep in the hours when according to local time it would be night.
If your flight is longer than 3 hours we advise that you move as much as possible to reactivate your circulation.
Which exercises to do on a flight?
When possible we advise you to get up to stretch and completely reactivate your muscles.
Staying seated you simply need to lift your toes and contract your calf muscles periodically to reactivate your circulation.
Have a good trip!