5 Simple Tips To Have Stress-Free Flying Experience In Economy Class
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Travelers who frequently fly in economy class may feel stress with the experience that comes with it. Some people say that you get what you pay for, but there are ways that you can avoid it. So here are some tips on how you can have stress-free flying experience on short-haul flights.
Don't Check In Baggage
As much as possible, do not or avoid checking in your baggage. This move will save you from falling on long and chaotic lines.
You can cram all your stuff in a large backpack, check it in online, and go straight to the gate without the sweat of getting through all the hassles. You can also buy the small things you need like a toothbrush and other necessities at your destination to save space.
According to the South China Morning Post, you should avoid making eye contact or talk to any passenger while you are on board unless it's an emergency. Other passengers are one of the major causes of in-flight stress.
Some passengers abuse cabin crew while others go on rant-free, drunk, or just plain rude. So, you can save yourself by not interacting with your fellow flier. As they say, do not talk to strangers.
Keep A Ready-To-Use Bag
Prepare yourself a small bag that has everything you need that will help you have a stress-free flight and survive flying on economy class. The survival tools you need to have are eye-mask, music player, noise-canceling headphones, hygiene wipes, surgical mask, a book or a digital reader, and bottled water.
The 2018 IATA Global Passenger Survey revealed that 42 percent of passengers complained of having a too small room in the overhead lockers, and it is often the case on budget airlines. The lack of space may mean that your luggage may be far away from you, so your ready-to-use bag will come in handy.
Keep Yourself Fine And Healthy
Today Online added that you could keep yourself fine and healthy while on a flight by spraying mineral water generously to keep the humidity levels. You could also use headphones to block out the noise.
Passengers also have to stand from their seat at least once every hour to bend and stretch their body to keep the blood flowing. They, too, should drink lots of water to stay hydrated.
Survive The Aisle
Although some experts often recommend the window seat for much-better cabin air, aisle seats help to lessen "claustrophobia and in-flight anxiety." You can also try to ask for a vegetarian or halal meal if the airline offers in-flight food when you book online as it always gets served first. You can finish your food earlier than other passengers.
When you finish earlier than others, you can have the onboard lavatory by yourself. You will also be the first one to use it, and you don't have to fall in line.