These 5 minutes will make all your future flights better. We will tell you how to fly without nerves and go down the stairs with a smile, not the desire to strangle someone.

Simple truths

Flight is stress. Even if you have not noticed it – because of the habit of travel, the anticipation of vacation or pre-drinking alcohol – your body still feels pressure. In this article we will describe in detail how the flight affects you, how to prepare for it and what to do to make everything go smoothly, even if you are afraid of the thought of a future break from the ground. Are you flying?

Do not twist yourself up before the flight. It is important to pack your things correctly. Think about what you will take with you in advance, so as not to go through your suitcase at registration. Take all metal objects out of your pockets and put them in one bag, so you don’t have to stay near the metal detector frame. Do not forget to pack a manicure set in your luggage, otherwise it will be taken away.

Decide in advance on what place to fly – closer to the cabin does not shake so much, near the emergency exits more space and you can stretch your legs, at the window will not have to endure running to the toilet, and near the aisle itself does not need to bother anyone to stretch his legs more often. Find out when online registration starts. You can book a seat from home as early as 24 or even 36 hours in advance, although this does not mean that you can arrive at the airport 10 minutes before departure.

Make sure that you are dressed in the right way. Girls, our dear beauties, give up narrow skirts, high heels, tight pads and tight blouses. Choose loose pants, a cotton sweater or a T-shirt, please make your feet happy with soft sneakers on a flat sole. It’s not worth dressing up as a placeboat moose if you’re expected at a business meeting from the stairs, but a compromise can be found.

It’s easier for guys. Just a couple of tips – give up flip-flops. Few people want to watch your hairy fingers, and for safety reasons closed sneakers are more appropriate. Choose comfortable cotton pants or sports pants instead of tight jeans.

Do not forget to drink often. In 9 out of 10 cases, the air in the plane is dry. These are features of the air conditioning system and nothing can be done about it. Put a reminder in your smartphone “take a couple of sips of water every half hour. Arm yourself with an antibacterial spray or wipes to wipe the seat and hands after landing.

Take on board earplugs from screaming children in the next row (or your own), a comfortable inflatable pillow, a sleep mask made of soft fabric (the one offered on board, especially in the economy, is far from ice-free). These little things take up almost no space in your hand luggage, but often save nerve cells or at least reduce the necessary amount of sedation.

Take care of your health

Your body is not designed to spend several hours in a duralumin pan. Moreover, at an altitude of several kilometers and at a speed of hundreds of kilometers per hour. But your body is able to easily cope with this challenge without visible consequences and even without obvious symptoms.

Do not drink alcohol. A small amount of alcohol can calm and relax you a little, but dilated with alcohol vessels narrow down quickly and in a compartment with a pressure drop can lead to headaches. In addition, at high altitude, the effect of hot can be unpredictable and you may be shut off for a long time from a regular portion.

Take a couple of tablets of multivitamin complex, which contains vitamins C and E. If you don’t trust the medicine, eat an orange, a handful of fresh berries or start your vacation with a glass of red wine on arrival. This will help to make up for a small dose of radiation (one third of the usual X-ray) that passengers receive on flights at high altitude.

Visit a doctor. If you live with a chronic disease – asthma, blood diseases, varicose veins – check with a specialist on flight safety recommendations. Perhaps you should take some medicine.