1 Take a Picture:
Take a picture of where you parked the car, sounds obvious however when you get back to the airport sometimes your car will otherwise prove hard to find and that’s the last thing you need after a long flight. Same goes for your hotel bedroom, take a pic of the room number.
2. Snack Up:
Always take some healthy and fresh snacks (carrot sticks anyone?) or some homemade food that’ll make you feel great. It is important to stayed refueled while flying but the suggestion is not to overindulge in heavy or starchy foods while flying.
3. Bring lots to drink:
Drink lots of water it is probably the single most important thing to ensure you are hydrated while flying as this will help with jet lag. If you get a chance to pick up some Vitamin water, that is the recommendation and avoid drinking alcohol if you can.
4. Beat jet lag before it beats you:
“Adjust your phone/watch time to the time at your final destination as subconsciously this will help you fight jet lag beforehand, sounds daft I know but true none the less.”
5. Keep on stretching before and during the flight:
Always lightly stretch your legs and back properly before and during your flight as it really will help with those parked out in economy.
6. Unpack as soon as you get to your seat:
Get EVERYTHING that you might need during the flight out. Those sitting next to you won’t like you digging under or above your seat mid flight. Get your books, labtop, headphones, med and anything else needed for the flight.
7. Comfy but loose clothing makes complete sense :
Wear light clothing on the flight, if you can cotton makes sense, Loose trousers pants etc make more sense than tight ones etc.
8. Wrap Up:
Bring warm socks and a big scarf – socks come in handy on all flights since it gets cooler up there and people tend to catch colds when flying.
9. Keep the routine:
Do everything you can to mimic your normal bedtime routine. Brush your teeth, wash your face, listen to soothing music, etc. An eyemask, earplugs, or decent headphones, and a comfy neck pillow can also do wonders!”
10. Stay awake the night before by packing:
If you are flying long haul back, time it so you sleep while flying as that will help you adjust your time clock upon your return.
11. Download games or netflix movies to view on your phone.
Download music, audiotapes, films, podcasts, and it doesn’t hurt to get a few puzzle games on your phone.
12. Bring technology-free entertainment alternatives:
Bring a notebook and take some time to write down cool things you’ve always wanted to do for your next big adventure. I find writing little lists about fun stuff helps pass the time, and gives my eyes a break in-between watching movies and reading. It is always good to de-wire while travelling.