Getting comfortable during a flight can be challenging if you book the wrong seat and unable to enjoy the overall travel experience. Of course you can have a better flight by booking business class for example. However, is the price worth it? Are there any ways you can have a better flight without spending too much money on the ticket plane?
How to have a better flight experience
There are many tactics you can try to have a better flight experience. The very first thing you need to do is get a better seat to book. You don’t really know whether the seat you are going to choose is free from anything that probably block the space or if the recline doesn’t work. You can check it online from trusted sites such as SeatGuru to find the better seat for you regardless if it is window or aisle seat.
Book one window & one aisle seat
If you travel with a friend, you can try a trick by booking one window and one aisle seat. This way, other passenger will be unlikely to book the middle seat. If it is the case then you will have the entire row for yourself and your companion if the flight isn’t full. Even if there is someone who actually book the middle seat, you can always ask them to exchange the seat because they don’t usually like being stuck in the middle.
Choose seat tactfully
Choose a seat based on what you are going to do. If you plan to sleep, choose window seat so you won’t be disturbed by your seatmate who need to go to the toilet. Also, it prevent you from falling over when you sleep during the flight.
Pack compression socks to make your flight more comfortable. They can help in promoting blood circulation and prevent from swelling legs. Keep in mind that deep vein thrombosis can lead to serious health problem during a flight.
Wear noise-canceling headphone to make your flight more peaceful, free from unwanted noise such as the noise from the engines or the other passengers. Also, canceling those noises can help improve the way you taste your meals. It is found by researchers that the noise of the engine of the plane can reduce passengers’ sensitivity to taste and smell of their foods. Hence, noise-canceling headphone can be such a helpful thing to wear.
Carry-on bag with soft materials
Use carry-on bag with soft materials to make you feel comfortable holding it especially during a flight. Imagine being jammed with hard and stiff carry-on bag while sitting in such a cramped space. Soft carry-on allows it to be placed more flexibly.
Take a morning flight
It is recommended to take a morning flight but not the red-eye one. Morning flight has lower chance of turbulence and will less likely to encounter thunderstorm. It is also suggested that you avoid sitting through the entire flight especially when you have a long haul flight. Move around to stretch your body and stay hydrated but avoid carbonated or caffeinated beverages.