7 Necessary Traveling hacks

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by Yvette Romero

Travelling can be a fun activity to do by oneself or with the company of family.

However, It’s a hassle to get everything in order. Planning the trip, funding the trip, packing, getting to the airport, checking in luggage, going through airport security, and even being inside the airplane can be tiring because the journey by air is usually uncomfortable and tumultuous. Here are some things to know to avoid having an unpleasant flight:

Get to the airport at least 3-4 hours before the flight

With airport: traffic, getting lost on airport premises, and long lines, arriving early is a smart move to make. Worst case scenario you wait around. That’s okay, there’s sufficient time to roam the airport look for food, or go to the bathroom before boarding.

Do your research on what airport security allows

Taking advantage of the little leeway TSA gives is a great place to start. Airports are opportunist sellers. They charge an arm and a leg for the simplest of things. Water is essential to take at all places. Drinking enough h2o before a flight is critical, as well as replenishing liquids during the flight. Immense dehydration can happen when flying.

Luckily, TSA allows snacks on the flight. Do your research. Each airport varies with its rules on the food they allow through.

Airplane ear

High altitudes are a recipe for ear barotrauma (ear popping), which is usually very painful. Wearing headphones (don’t forget your headphones), chewing gum, or holding your nose can be effective ways to lessen the effects.

Bringing ear drops can be awesome alternatives to remedy the eardrum if nothing else works.

Sanitize your seating area

Airplanes are notorious hosts to germs and bacteria. Many times, the cleaning people don’t thoroughly cleanse the aircraft. This is owing to the fact, that planes are coming in and out of airports, with back-to-back flights. Giving little to no time to disinfect each area. It’s also a given, since there are hundreds of people from all over the world touching, coughing, eating all under the same circumstances… There’s bound to be something in the air.

Wiping down your seat with multi-surface antibacterial wipes is an eminent way to combat the many viruses, possible allergens, and mystery liquids that are circulating the air. Using hand sanitizer before touching food with bare hands is also recommended.

COVID-19 has only worsened the conditions, therefore taking extra precaution is not seen as odd, but reasonable.

Wearing a mask while flying is another excellent way to reduce the spread of sickness.

Eat lean

Airplanes, especially economic flights, can have annoying seat neighbors along with no adequate legroom. Bathrooms are generally full, abominably grubby too. Making your way to the toilet itself is a nonviable mission. Eating something lean before taking off could be the best bet to save the trouble.

It’s custom knowledge to not eat anything heavy before a flight. Fluctuance can be a natural occurrence, because of the low air pressure when the plane ascends higher into the sky. The gas expands not only in the cabin but in the belly.

Just because precaution is taken there is no given that gas will not develop. Nonetheless, the odds of getting a gassy gut may decrease significantly if you eat dependable proteins like chicken, salmon, eggs, and turkey- very easy to digest.

Vegetables and fruits with low- FODMAP are another nourishment soothing to the stomach which allows for better comfort.

Consult with your doctor for medicine before leaving the country

When doing international flights to other countries. There’s a high risk of our bodies not tolerating the environment, food, or water supply from that specific location. Symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, or massive constipation could occur. Scheduling an appointment with a doctor to talk about these concerns is beneficial to one’s well-being before traveling abroad. Not everybody can stomach everything. Preparations for the inevitable are a grand idea.

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