Domestic flights across the country can be an easy and stress free experience, or one that makes you vow never to fly again! And they’re not all the same length – you could be spending multiple ours in the air. Not every plane trip goes according to plan, but they can always be bearable. Enter our six easy travel tips to help make your next long flight experience a little easier to handle.
If sitting in the middle still gives you an uneasy feeling in your stomach, the secret cure for that is none other than lemonade! The lemon flavour mixed with the carbonated bubbles soothes a stomach and calms your nerves.
2. Seat location
If you’re easily affect by motion sickness while flying, we recommend selecting a seat that is in the middle of the plane as close to the wings as possible. The plane sits on an axis, and therefore the middle section is the least turbulent area.
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3. In-flight entertainment
Take advantage of the in-flight entertainment provided to you. A few episodes of ‘Modern Family’ later and your flight from Melbourne to Queensland will be done and dusted!
For those that are thinking of a solo short break, check out this guide to the benefits of travelling alone.
4. Comfy clothes
You’ll want to be as comfortable as possible while flying, so make sure you’re not wearing skinny jeans or tight dresses. Sweat pants and baggy jumpers are the ideal flying attire!
5. Noise-cancelling headphones
Nobody wants to hear the sound of a crying baby their entire flight, which is why you should definitely invest in some noise-cancelling headphones! By reducing ambient sound distractions, it’ll just be you and the music, with no extra instrumentals of crying infants.
In need of an awesome playlist to keep you occupied on your flight? We’ve got you covered.
6. Seats (pros and cons of each)
There are pros and cons to every seating option on a plane.
Pro: Easier sleeping position, great view, nobody bothers you to use the bathroom
Con: Constantly climbing over others to use the bathroom
Pro: You can use the bathroom at any time without disturbing anyone, first one out, more oxygen circulating
Con: Will get up a few times because the other two need to use the bathroom, the trolley will hit you when it passes.
Check out these pre-flight packing tips to make your travels even less stressful!