Write: Gökhan Karakuş
Perhaps you will be traveling by plane for the first time, or maybe you have never gone to a destination so far—how can you prepare for the flight? We compiled some hints for you.
Many people become tense before a trip they are to take. Arriving in one’s destination is of great importance for everyone. Yet with a number of measures taken prior to flying, it is an opportunity for a tiny holiday you can grant yourself.
Some measures you can take to help you enjoy your flight are listed as follows: So long as you can do so, choose daytime flights—this will be more advantageous in terms of the view as well.
If you have a cold, a toothache, or a broken arm or leg, do not take long flights.
Sleep well on nights before long flights.
Wear comfortable shoes on the day of your flight; if they are not comfortable, remove them on the plane and use the socks the airline will give to you. Don’t remove your shoes on short flights—because your feet will swell, it will be hard to put them back on.
Choose comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.
Adjust the vents above you so they do not blow air directly on to you.
Use two small, light suitcases on your trip instead of one heavy suitcase.
Passengers with children can save themselves a giant headache by bringing items like toys with them.
If you are going to different time zones, adjust your watch to the time of the country to which you are going immediately before your flight in order to prepare your body psychologically.
Sleep as much as you can on flights from west to east. Use pillows, blankets, earplugs, and eye masks to make sleeping easier.
Try not to sleep when flying from east to west so your sleep cycle does not become irregular in your destination country.
Allow yourself a day or two to get used to the new time zone after transoceanic flights.
Take books or magazines with you for entertainment.
Passengers wishing to use their time by working will especially benefit from bringing their laptops.
For long flights, find out what time a film you like from the film list will begin.
Because the air in the plane is dry, applying moisturizer to your skin on long flights is a good idea.
If you take all of these suggestions seriously and are sensitive to the requests of the officials ready to help you in the airport and during flight, you can be sure that your trip will go by even easier than you think.