If there’s one thing that’s need during a long flight. That’s comfort. With bags galore you want to make sure you rock up to the airport looking and feeling fresh instead of looking like a hot mess. As I have recently just done a long haul flight from the Manchester U.K. to New Orleans via Atlanta I wanted to give you my top 6 tips to stay comfortable during your travels…
6 Ways to Stay Comfortable While Travelling
1 ) Well it wouldn’t be a blog post without the mention of activewear so my top priority is to wear breathable clothing. That’s where activewear comes in. They’re designed to help your body move and breathe yet stay comfortable and to help with the swelling from the pressurised cabin. You could probably just wear leggings and be happy but I’d also like to feel comfort in my upper body too so a sports bra is what I would also opt for under my top.
2 ) Wear as little layers as possible, with saying that I’d wear squat proof leggings so I would go commando. There’s nothing more beautiful than having to pick out a wedgie on a 6 +hour flight. Not attractive. Plus your body will swell ever so slightly so those lovely thongs you’re wearing, well say bubye to them.
Don’t come wearing heavy coats. Chances are you’re going to be in the airport for a while and if you’re travelling to a colder climate just leave your coat in your carry on or in your suitcase and take it out after you land. It also helps speeds us the security line.
3 ) Wear flat shoes or trainers. Wear something that you’re able to take of and on without taking too much time… shoes in the security line can be a pain. I prefer to wear something with laces to help with the expansion of my feet but also the convenience of them too. I wore leather boots once and it was the worst decision of my life trying to pull my swollen and hot feet out.
4 ) Compression socks. On long flights it is important we keep the blood flowing through our limbs. You don’t have to wear these the whole time as the airport but just have a pair at hand for when you do get on the plane. Believe me you’ll thank me later when you can move.
5 ) Take only what you need in your hand luggage and personal items. In my personal bag I’d like to carry my phone (although it’ll more than likely be in my hand the majority of the time), a small bottle of water, hand sanitiser, charger and some headphones. In-flight entertainment anyone?! I’d prefer to keep all my big items like my camera and laptop in my hand luggage this way I’m not lugging about so many items that I start to feel hot and flustered, but if you follow steps 1-4 then you should feel a little more at ease.
6 ) Keep hair and make up to a minimum. Honestly you’re going to get hot and cold while flying and there’s more irritating for me than travelling with a full face full of make-up. If needed I’d recommend concealer and a little bit of mascara but other than that stay clear. As for hair, do it in a way that keeps it manageable and out of the way. As my hair is fairly long I’m able to put my hair in two pigtails – added a hat for the more I can’t deal with this hair look!!