Autumn is officially here and in most states and territories that means cooler weather. For some this is a welcome reprieve from what has been a particularly hot summer, particularly in the Southern states; for others it’s an opportunity to chase the warmth and travel.
So here are our 6 top tips for comfortable air travel to warmer climates.
1. Wear comfortable clothes
If you want to be able to sleep on the flight, try to wear clothes that are as close to pyjamas as possible and don’t forget your Slappa’s!
2. Escape from the noise
For long flights, noise-cancelling headphones are a must. If you don’t own noise-cancelling headphones and don’t want to invest in them yet, then bring earplugs.
3. Evade the light
If you want to sleep during the flight, bring a sleeping mask. Simply putting on your headset and sleeping mask can also mentally prepare you to sleep during the flight.
4. Drink enough water
While on the flight, it’s important to hydrate, hydrate and hydrate. Stay clear of alcohol and tea or coffee. Alcohol impairs your ability to sleep, as do caffeinated drinks. Moreover, these beverages dehydrate, while your body will need the exact opposite. So grab a large bottle of water after airport security, and try to finish it by the end of your flight.
5. Hydrate your skin
The air quality in the cabin can be detrimental to your skin. Before you start cracking up everywhere, be gentle with your body and apply some cream on your face, lips, hands – wherever you’d put some extra if you decided to go for a walk on a winter’s day.
Stop fretting about the time lost in travel and use it as an opportunity to enjoy the time you get to yourself. Don’t consider your travel time as a useless vacuum in time and space, but fill it with activities you don’t get to do too often at home. Take some snacks you enjoy, read, meditate, listen to some music, prepare your senses for your next destination – simply shift your mindset and reframe your thoughts so that you can truly appreciate your personal time during the flight.
Travel safe this Autumn and remember to put comfort over fashion whilst travelling – your feet will love you for it!