Travel Tips

How to Combat Stress on a Long Flight

Many of us have had this problem when embarking on a trip to another country, especially if it is on the other side of the world, just thinking that there are many hours of flight can fill us with stress, not to mention the stopovers before arriving at our destination, which can be up to 14 hours or even have to spend the night at the airport.

Below I will write some tips and recommendations that could help minimize stress during a long flight and arrive at our destination whole:


1.- Your seat is key.

One of the things you can do is reserve your seat in advance, this way you can request the allocation of seats with more space: The front row, your legs will thank you. Remember that being the most comfortable seats they tend to sell out faster, so you must be quick when selecting a seat.

2.- Water is life.

We recommend not drinking these types of beverages at least 24 hours before the trip, since it can alter our nervous system and therefore make it difficult for us to adapt to the new time zone of the destination country. Aircraft cabins tend to maintain a dry temperature of 18 ° C and drinks such as those already mentioned can dehydrate us even more, a headache that can be avoided by going a day without coffee or alcohol.

3.-Fashion should not bother you.

Although we get excited when the date of our long-awaited trip approaches, we should not dress in an exaggerated way, or wear new clothes that may be too tight, since sitting for more than 10 hours can cause the flow of blood in your body is limited, not counting the risk of venous thrombosis. On the other hand, comfortable clothing, preferably made of soft fabric such as cotton, can help the skin breathe better.

4.-Survival kit against long flights.

It is very important to carry a basic survival kit and even more so when we have many hours of travel. In this kit we recommend that you bring earplugs, an eye mask and a pillow to be able to rest as well as possible. While some airlines tend to provide it, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared.

5.- Stretch from time to time.

As tempting as it is to sit around enjoying the movies and series that we have at our disposal, it is not the best thing to do, so take a break between one movie and another to take a walk on the plane, do a stretching exercise to maintain good circulation never hurts before continuing with the marathon, you will definitely feel better.

I hope these tips will be useful to you on your next trip. Do not hesitate to put them into practice and tell us how it went!

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