Tuesday, May 29, 2012

How To Survive A Long Plane Ride

Let's be honest, flying first class every single time would be out of limits and plainly unrealistic. I never find comfort in long plane rides thus I've come up with a list of things I do to survive it. I've been doing this since I was like 13. And yes, it helps you get through it. 

1. Eat a healthy, filling meal the night before your flight and eat something before you board as well. If you starve yourself before a flight, you will just feel much worse and cranky all throughout the flight. Meals provided by the plane is getting better but never fulfilling. Pack granola bars, roasted nuts, dried fruit and whole-grain crackers. These are great foods that will help you feel full and they won't be confiscated during security. Also, it is a tip saver as compared to buying overpriced on board food.

2. Stretch out and shake it, shake it! Get out of your seat once in a while and sometimes move your arms and legs when inside your seat. You may look silly but arriving to your destination without the muscle cramps is well worth it. You could check some in-flight exercises here. Go to the lavatory, splash some water on your face and you will find that you will feel much better. 

  • 3. Stay hydrated. Drink a lot of water on the plane. Good thing about it, it is for free! If it is not offered enough, ask the flight attendants to bring you more. The humid atmosphere inside the plane can make you feel so uncomfortable so hydrating with water, frequent face washes and moisturizing with some face and  body lotion  and moisturizing lip balm could help.
  • 4. Don't forget to pack a long book or stuff your iPod with movies or songs to keep you less agitated. Though most airline companies have improved their in-flight entertainment list, personal faves would be much better. To help you doze off, boring reads like newspaper would be most preferred. 
    5. Sleep is very important. Wear an eye mask, bring your own pillow and noise reduction headphones or ear plugs are the essentials if you want to be more comfortable when you sleep. The thin, scratchy pillows airlines supply are often insufficient. If you are prone to shivers, long socks is a must in your carry-on. Don't forget to make use of online tools like SeatGuru to guide you in selecting the best seats. 

  • Always arrive refreshed! :) Be sure to pack a small travel toothbrush and travel-sized toothpaste so you can brush your teeth upon arrival (although some airline companies provide these). Small facial wipes can be used to refresh your face and other areas, while a swipe of deodorant can go a long way! Ladies, bring blotting sheets, lipstick and a powder concealer -- no one will ever know the lengths you've traveled if you spend a few minutes freshening up as needed. Men, feel free to pat on some lotion, as skin can get particularly dry during long flights.

  • Hope this helps! :)

  • Much love,
    Rizz :)


    1. YES!!! thanks for the tips!!

      1. thank you! :) if you have more suggestions, feel free to comment it back and i'll add it up!