Last Updated on May 22, 2018
Airplanes are one of the easiest, most modern transportations we have. But using them is not as pleasing as we want, it is actually some people’s worst part about travel, including me.
The second I step inside an airport, I wish I could be magically transported to my hotel room without having to deal with flying and airports. Most travelers can relate because we understand that no matter how many times we try, it seems like it is impossible to have a smooth flight, even if we have been using this transportation weekly.
However, traveling very often may help us understand some of the peculiarities, which help us have a comfortable journey, because after all, we don’t want to be welcomed in a new city or country looking like a hot mess. Well, we might anyway but at least we would be having a comfortable, smooth journey, right?
So for all travelers and adventure lovers, we have collected for you 7 tips that will help you have the best flight ever.
Window seats are colder
Did you know that temperature outside the cabin can be as low as -65°C?
This scary low temperature is able to cool down the fuselage of the plane, which can affect the heat above all the seats by the windows, especially during summer.
So if you like to enjoy the panoramic views outside the window, we advise you to wear something a little warmer, or you can keep a jacket close to your reach.
Don’t drink coffee or tea
There are many specialists who started examining in their laboratory items that are used by airlines, and the result was shocking. They found out that hot beverages can contain dangerous bacteria like Staphylococcus Aureus and E. coli.
So in order to not end up sick in a strange land, it is best to avoid ordering coffee and tea. You can ask for fruit juice and water instead.
Folding tables and seat pockets should not be trusted
We don’t want to freak you out but seat pockets are not as clean as you hope they’d be. Most of the travelers’ trash ends up there, and it doesn’t get cleaned enough, not as much as you would expect anyway.
Also, don’t trust the folding tables with your food, items, or fingers. Because unfortunately, and as the air cabin admitted, people use it to change their baby’s diaper. So we highly advise you to NOT place food directly on the table, and to always keep wet wipes with you.
Morning Flights are the best
If you have the option of picking the time for your flight, then it is best to book a ticket for a plane that is taking off early in the morning. This way you could avoid dealing with a delayed flight.
Moreover, and according to specialists, if you are afraid of flying, it is best to pick an early flight because the sun’s heat hasn’t had the chance to warm up the air yet, which means the chances of having turbulence are highly reduced.
Final rows get better service
Sitting in front rows will give you the chance to have many meal options and the advantages of receiving it first. However, picking a seat in the final row is where you can get more attention from the cabin crew.
It will be easier for them to bring you additional food and any other thing you have asked for without other passengers noticing. Therefore, the crew won’t have to go up and down the airplane and dealing with additional requests.
Honestly, it is a win-win situation!
Don’t blow up your neck pillow to full volume
Just because you are inside an airplane doesn’t mean you should ignore the laws of physics. Blowing up the neck pillow to full volume may eventually burst due to the changes in pressure inside the flight.
So it is best to leave it deflated a little. Plus, it will be more comfortable that way. Make sure to purchase the ones that are easy to inflate.
Pick the special menu Option
It is a great time to be alive because we are witnessing many airlines offering a choice of different in-flight meals. We can now find vegetarian, seafood, Kosher menus, and Halal menus.
However, most people would rather choose something out of the specialist meal choices because they are technically tastier and more varied than the other options.