20 Tips Your Flight Attendant Would Love To Tell You.
Traveling by way of an airplane can be pretty exciting, but it can also be undeniably annoying and exhausting. If you don't fly much, then you're really not prepared as well as you should be. There are secret tips of the trade that only flight attendants and frequent fliers are aware of, but we've brought their tidbits of advice together for you today. If you're planning on taking a flight, then keep reading to learn some great tips to help you have a nice successful trip!
#1. Hydrate Before And After
It’s not always easy to stay hydrated on an airplane, especially when you factor in the humidity, air pressure, salty snacks, and sugary soda provided on the plane. Not only can dehydration cause headaches, dizziness, and irritability, but it can also affect your respiratory system. Always drink a bottle of water before you get on the plane and while you’re inflight to avoid getting dehydrated before you land.
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#2. Flight Staff
Your flight staff is largely responsible for your overall flight experience, which is why it’s super important to remain on good terms with them. For example, if you’re nasty to the staff at the counter, then there’s a good chance that there won’t be an available seat when that toddler next to you is throwing their cars at the back of your head. Remain courteous and respectful to the flight staff and everything should go as smooth as silk.
#3. Air Vents
Some people enjoy turning on the air vents on the plane for a bit of fresh air, but most don’t realize that they should have packed some alcohol swabs for the trip. The air vents on a plane can carry airborne germs, so it’s best to wipe them down before you use them. Also, if you really want to avoid getting sick, turn the air vent towards your lap as opposed towards your nose and mouth. The blast of air flow will move the nasty germy air particles away from you.
#4. Bring Your Own Water
Staying hydrated is obviously always important, but it’s a bit more important while you’re on a plane. Flight attendants can’t stress enough how necessary it is for people to bring their own water onto the plane with them. You see, the tap water on planes SHOULD be okay for you to drink, but the same can’t be said for the containers that the water is held in. The storage tanks are difficult to thoroughly clean, so more often than not, it means that bacteria can easily build up inside of them. Your best bet is to stay away from the water, the tea, and the coffee on the plane. Don’t worry about the ice, though, because that’s not made on the plane!
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#5. Pack Snacks
It can be a bit tricky at times to find a decent meal at an airport, especially when you’re on a time crunch. Unless you want to risk missing your plane, plan your meal ahead of time. If you know that you only have 45 minutes to board the plane, and your terminal is at the other end of the airport, then you might just want to pack a snack for the trip. Also, it’s a lot harder to find food if your flight is at night, so make sure you plan accordingly. You'll also save money from not buying expensive airport food.
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