Choosing the Right Seat
A comfortable seat is a key factor of comfort during a flight. It is always better to choose an aisle seat. If you are flying in an airplane with three rows of seats, it is best to occupy the aisle seats in the center row. They have several advantages: instant access to the aisle and a toilet – for you, and two ways to get to the aisle and toilet – for a passenger sitting in the center. This way, the chances that someone would try and step over you are automatically reduced by 50%.
While you are sitting for hours, it is very important to maintain normal blood flow. Some airlines show passengers good exercises for long-distance flights along with the videos about the safety measures. Do not miss the opportunity to stretch your muscles when visiting the restroom: after that, you can walk for a few minutes in the tail of the aircraft or walk up and down the salon. Moving is extremely important.
Several days before the flight, it is better not to consume heavy and fatty foods and eat light and healthy products. Some people advise not to eat on board to level the jet lag.
Since many airlines offer free alcohol, people often drink alcoholic beverages to fall asleep on the plane. Unfortunately, alcohol is not only a depressant, but it also dehydrates the body. Therefore, drinking on board is not the best choice. Instead, get an eye mask and earplugs and try to take a nap.
Of course, the most difficult thing is to fall asleep. Everyone has their own methods. Some people prefer not to sleep at all before the flight, but a more reasonable option is to sleep a few hours less.
Do not expect that you immediately get used to the time zone of the country you are flying to. It takes time or sometimes doesn’t happen at all.
You must think about it when you’re already booking tickets. If layovers cannot be avoided, try to make sure that the long part of the flight is at the beginning and the short one is at the end. This way, you will have much more energy to survive the most stressful part of the journey.
Another important point is the arrival time. It is better to choose flights that arrive at night or in the afternoon.
Update the time on your phone or watches to the one of the destination, while you are on the plane. This will help you navigate when it’s best to take a nap in the air. Not everyone knows that flight attendants also help passengers to fight jet lag: they turn off the lights and bring the food at certain time.