Tomorrow I’m leaving on a jet plane for France. I love flying and it’s been put down to a fine art of preparation for me so I wanted to share with you My Top Five Flight Tips, including what to eat, what to pack and what to do before, during and after your flight.
1. Choose your meal!
Airlines offer quite a few different options now. My go-to’s are the Raw Vegetable Meal / Fruit Platter or Vegetarian Lacto-Ovo (Vegan) Meal. I find it easier to digest lighter meals on the plane. I get less bloated, sleep better and have less jet lag.
The flight crew also often have bananas, apples and other fresh fruit. Ask them for this when you’re feeling peckish.
2. Take your own food for the plane!
You are allowed to take food on the plane! Just not liquids over 100ml. It’s been such a game-changer for me. I take nut & seed mixes, homemade granola, apples, carrots and museli bars (the healthiest ones I can find). I’ve heard of people taking half a roast chook for lunch! Or you can bring proper pre-prepared meals. It’s so very clever. Keep in mind that you will often have to dispose of any left over food once you exit the plane so don’t over-pack!
3. Bring your water bottle.
I bring my beloved Swell bottle and down the contents before going through security. There are often filtered water stations once past security near the bathrooms and the flight crew are happy to re-fill this for me with filtered water so I don’t have to worry about knocking over the little plastic cups during the flight. Drink as much water as you can on a flight. Your body needs it.
4. Pack the following to make your flight super comfy:
- eye mask
- ear plugs
- inflatable neck pillow
- headphone adaptor (to fit the plane seat) and headphones
- Typo eyemask with inbuilt headphones for when the plane is loud and you’re trying to sleep and earplugs aren’t cutting it
- pashmina to keep my neck warm
- thick socks
- hand cream
- face cream
- face wipes
- tea tree oil – add a few drops to a handkerchief (yes! one of those old-fashioned things!) to inhale if the plane is a little whiffy or if your breathing starts to feel blocked.
- toothpaste, tooth brush, tongue scraper
- magazine / books
- journal & pen
- portable charger & cords
5. Ground & Stretch
Before getting on a plane and after getting off, it’s good to ground yourself. Let your bare feet feel the grass, earth or sand. You should also stretch as much as possible before, during and after the flight. Your body will feel so much more limber and balanced.
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What are your best flight tips? I’d love to read them in the comments.
Au revior my friends.
Sacha Marie x