Secrets of Pleasant Sky Journeys: From a Former Dreaded Flyer

Have you ever felt apprehensive about flying? You are not alone! Even as someone who hates flying, it is possible to make the experience more enjoyable. In this article, we’ll explore some tips for overcoming these fears and making your air travel as comfortable as possible.

Use Noise Canceling Headphones

THE noise Constant announcements, discussions and plane engines can quickly become unbearable. The simplest and most effective solution? Invest in noise canceling headphones. These little technological jewels create a real bubble of tranquility. By using them, you will be able to immerse yourself in your music, your podcast or even an audiobook without being disturbed by the surrounding hustle and bustle.

Opt for Storage Cubes

One of the first challenges for any traveler is packing. THE storage cubes can greatly facilitate this task. They allow you to compartmentalize your belongings, making it easier and faster to access what you need. No more messy suitcases and endless searches to find your phone charger or toothbrush!

Text you your Flight Number

A simple but effective tip: text (or email) yourself your flight number. This will allow you to easily find all the necessary information, whether to check the status of your flight or to rearrange your plans in the event of a delay. This will save you time and peace of mind.

Download your Airline App

Most airlines offer a particularly useful mobile app. It allows you to track your flight itinerary, receive real-time notifications of possible changes and quickly access your boarding pass. Having all this information at hand helps reduce stress and better manage unexpected events.

Travel with Snacks

Long flights can be tiring, especially when hunger sets in. Traveling with a few snacks (energy bars, dried fruits, etc.) can save the day. Plus, the snacks you take with you are often healthier and tastier than those offered on board. Remember to choose foods that don’t take up too much space and keep well.

Arrange your Comfort

A comfortable trip starts with good preparation. Here are some essential items to have with you:

  • An ergonomic travel pillow
  • A light blanket
  • Thick socks or slippers to stay warm
  • A sleep mask to block light

With these accessories, you can transform even the stiffest airplane seat into a cozy little nest.

Relax with Breathing

If anxiety spikes during the flight, here’s a simple but effective technique: focus on your breathing. Inhale deeply through your nose, hold your breath for a few seconds, then exhale slowly through your mouth. Repeat this exercise several times until you feel a feeling of calm and relaxation. This method is extremely useful for managing stress due to turbulence or other anxiety-provoking situations in flight.

Plan Entertainment

Carry with you a kit of entertainment well thought out so you never get bored. Fill your devices with movies, series, digital books and games. A playlist of your favorite songs can also brighten up turbulent times. The more absorbed you are in your activities, the less you will think about your fear of flying.

Hydrate Regularly

The air in the cabin is extremely dry, which can increase the feeling of discomfort. Drink plenty of water throughout the flight to stay healthy hydrate. Avoid alcoholic and caffeinated drinks which can worsen dehydration. Carry a reusable water bottle that you can refill after security.