Getting on an airplane to go to any place seems increasingly complex. The new safety procedures and considerations trigger an endless defeat of regulations and regulations. This article, the end of a series of six, can help you through the maze. Be sure to pick up the whole series.
- Do you have trouble sleeping on an airplane? Are you a nervous passenger? Dip some teaspoons of chamomile in your transport! Once the plane is in the air, ask for a little hot water for the flight attendant and place a soothing cup of chamomile tea. It can help you sleep relaxed.
- If you have connection flights, make sure your luggage is tagged at the final destination. In this way, you will save yourself the trouble of picking up your luggage, getting safety and taking the connecting flight.
- Instead of paying the rate given by the headphones, be sure to pack your luggage.
- Avoid this lethargic sensation: take a quick stroll or exercise at the gym before heading to the airport. You will arrive being renewed and prepared to confront the agglomerations that arrive at your destination.
- Get acquainted with all the airport terminals that will take you during your trip. You can use the Internet to locate airport maps. Study them a bit and make impressions as you travel. If you anticipate a period of time between the connection flights, study the map carefully before disembarking so that you know exactly where you should go to take the next plane.
- Airport restaurant food is far superior to that served on the plane. Join the terminal before boarding and during delays between connecting flights.
- Keep in mind where the emergency doors are located. Count the number of seats to the nearest exit so that you can find the exit to a smoke-filled cabin. Read the information on board security procedures. Then relax! The possibilities of serious problems are very limited.
- Try to get advance seat allocation when you book your tickets. This will reduce the likelihood of suffering.
- If possible, check if you can pack everything you need in a transport. You will save time and discomfort, as you can avoid the system of checked luggage (and the possibility of losing luggage).
- If you take nausea medications, do it every minute you place yourself in the seat. The drug needs time to enter your system before it can be of any benefit. Waiting until you start to vomit is too late.
- The most dangerous parts of any flight are the take-off and the landing. Try to reserve non-stop flights when possible. Save time and increase security. Remember, however, that compared to all other forms of travel, the air is statistically the safest way.
- If you wear contact lenses, dry air in the cabin can irritate sensitive eyes. You may want to change glasses as you want. If you choose to keep in touch with your contacts, make sure they are scrupulously clean and keep them lubricated.
- Do not bring the tickets with you while you are visiting and eating. They are important documents that must be treated with the same care that you give your passport. If you lose a ticket, inform immediately. It may take some time to replace it, and you need to pay a second ticket in advance (while waiting for a refund of several months).
- To help very young children with pressure changes during the descent, encourage chewing gum or sucking with a mill (or thumb).
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