Wear comfortable clothing
Clothing can influence the way you feel. Take advantage of this by dressing for comfort, says travel writer, Susan Portnoy. “Avoid belts, ties or big buttons, anything that can pinch, poke or constrict when you choose your wheels up ensemble,” she says. Instead, Portnoy says choose comfy fabrics that stretch. “You don’t have to look sloppy,” she adds. “I typically wear a pair of nice pair of black yoga pants, ballet flats, a sports bra (no hooks or underwires to poke and pull), a tank top and a yummy cashmere sweater to top it off. Warm or cold, I’m ready.”
Store your belongings overhead
People tend to be leery of checking luggage, but it can make your flight easier. While it’s more convenient to keep your belongings close during flights, travel blogger, Julia Kuhn, advises keeping your onboard personal items to a minimum – and store them in the overhead space. “Avoid bringing a large personal bag that will need to be stored under the seat in front of you,” she says. “You can have more leg room.”
Bring snacks and water
Either purchase bottled water in the airport or fill a water bottle from an airport water fountain. Drinking lots of water during flights will help you stay hydrated. Also, purchase snacks before you board or bring them. “Bring a snack; do not rely on aeroplane food to satisfy your hunger,” says Kuhn.