Long carry flight survival

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Spending hours inside a metal tube at 30,000 feet with hundreds of other passengers is not the best way to start a vacation. Fly& Sea Dive Adventures ease the pressure …

Take Vitamin C

There is nothing worse than arrived here your destination and not being able to dive because you caught a head cold on the plane. Load up on Vitamin C for a few days before your flight and also during the long hours youare in the air.

Create a survival kit

Youare going to need some amenities in order to keep fresh and comfy, like a toothbrush and toothpaste, chapstick, and eye drops-off. Pack all of your essentials in a small pouch and place it at the very top of your carry on. When you get on the plane, put it in the seat pocket in front of you.

Pack some entertainment

Pack something in your carry-on that will occupy your mind for at least half the flight. A volume, some podcasts, music, an iPad loaded with movies, and of course a transcript of DIVER magazine!

Bring your own snacks

Throw a bag of nuts or a granola bar in your carry on, something rich in fiber, an ingredient often lacking in the meals served by airlines( and taken to avoid traveleras constipation at the same time ).

Eat carefully before and during

Itas best to avoid greasy food before boarding a plane. You donat want to have an upset stomach for the whole flight. In addition, science has proven that being in the air prevents our bodies from properly digesting. So itas best to avoid overeating as well.

Stay hydrated

The air inside an airplane cabin is often held at a humidity level of 10-20 %. This is much lower than the normal indoor humidity level of about 40%. For this reason, itas easy to become dried out and fatigued during a long flight. Combat dehydration by drinking at least 8 ounces of water for every hour you are in the air.

Avoid alcohol and caffeine

We know that a celebratory weare-going-on-vacation drinking can be nice, but alcohol and the caffeine found in coffee and soda will merely dehydrate you in the already desert-like the standards of an airplane cabin.

Upgrade for extra legroom

The easiest way to be comfortable is to upgrade to business or first class. Alternatively, you can pay for economy seats with more legroom on most airlines. If youave got frequent flier miles, use them.

Research your airliner

Before you choose a seat, look up your flight on SeatGuru.com . The website use its own algorithm as well as client reviews to tell you which is the best seat on your flight.


Every hour or so, get up and move around. Whether itas a lap around the plane or a few yoga postures in the stand region, a bit of exercise will help you feel less restless.

Layer up

You never quite know if the plane is going to be boiling hot or freezing cold, so itas best to dress in layers that you can add or remove.

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