Now that the holidays are upon us, it’s time to start booking those plane tickets. Be it Economy or First Class, if you intend on flying this year, be prepared for long lines, extensive security checks, delayed flights, and bad weather. For some, flying is a true joy. For others it is a trial to be endured. Regardless of your feelings on the matter, your flight experience can definitely be improved. Especially if you bring the right travel accessories with you in your carry on.
Here are some excellent items to take on the plane with you, as well as why you might want them.
This first travel item speaks for itself. Nowadays most people would never be without a smart phone. Nevertheless, there are many reasons why you might want to include it on your journey. Obviously you will want a method of communication available to you as soon as you land, to reassure friends and family that you have safely arrived at your destination. While many airlines no longer require you to turn off your devices for take off and landing, having a phone with airplane mode makes it possible for you to continue to use your stand alone apps, or play games to pass the time on that long flight. Smart phones also make great booking and scheduling tools, as well as providing a wealth of functionality to help you tackle many other travel related issues.
Comfortable Clothing and Accessories
On long flights, dressing to impress is about the worst thing you can do. When flying over long periods dress comfortably. Most commonly that includes a good pair of sweats and comfortable shirt. Bring a light jacket as well, as it can get very cold on airplanes. Many passengers choose to wear special socks that help minimize ankle swelling in high altitudes. Whether your wear these or not, it is still important to get up and stretch your legs every two hours or so. Consider traveling with a neck pillow, in case you want to sleep to pass the time, or if you merely wish to make yourself more comfortable.
Nowadays many planes have power outlets for your electronics. Unfortunately, most of these are designed specifically for airplanes, and therefore have singular plugs. If you can’t be separated from your technology during the flight, consider taking the time to purchase the requisite adapters to charge your phones and computers.
Whether it’s the drone of the engine, or loud conversation, a quality pair of headphones is essential for a peaceful. Any pair will do, so long as you are comfortable with them.
These are just some of the items you can and should bring along with you when you fly. Flying can be hard and hectic, especially during the holiday season. It does not, however, have to be completely miserable. With a little forethought, and the right preparations, you can make your flying experience that much more enjoyable.
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