Simple Tips to Make Your Thanksgiving Travel More Restful and Less Stressful
This is the week that thousands of flights depart and arrive in New Jersey. We’re facing long flights, so we can spend time with our loved ones over the Thanksgiving holiday.
According to the AAA, over 55 million will travel over 50 miles away from home Thanksgiving week.
Traveling by flight during the holiday season can be daunting, especially if you’re faced with long waiting times, layovers, and the thought of cancellations. Whether you’re traveling domestically or going internationally, these expert tips from MattressNextDay will help you make the most of your flights and stay rested.
Choose the Right Seat
Traveling comfortably on a plane begins with your choice of seat. When booking your flights, consider investing a little extra in the correct seat for your needs.
If you have long legs, opt for an emergency exit seat to enjoy extra legroom. To minimize interruptions during the flight, book a window seat, ensuring that you won’t have to get up every five minutes to let fellow travelers pass.
Wear Comfortable Clothing
Stay away from wearing tight jeans and heeled boots and opt for cozy and comfy during your flight. An oversized sweater or a hoodie are excellent choices for in-flight comfort, especially during long-haul trips. Also, it’s essential to avoid feeling excessively hot or cold. Dress in a couple of layers so you can peel some off if you’re warm.
Remember Your Neck Pillow
This is something my wife and I have done multiple times. We have a whole shelf in our closet filled with neck pillows. We’ve forgotten them and then had to buy new ones quite a few times. To ensure a restful flight, a neck pillow can make a world of difference. It not only helps maintain a relaxed posture but also prevents neck and shoulder stiffness.
Don’t Forget Your Other Flight Essentials
A neck pillow is just one of the things you should bring. Eye masks, earplugs, and noise-canceling headphones are equally important to create an ideal sleeping environment. The latter makes such a difference when you want to get some sleep.
Maybe you’re someone who never sleeps on a flight. Download the latest TV shows, books, or puzzle books on your phone or tablet to pass the time. Use this as a backup for what viewing options the airline offers.
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