Today, I'm gonna share with you some tips for a stress-free flight:
- You'll sometimes find some airlines offering candies to passengers before take-off/landing. Sucking candies can help combat "blocked ears". You can also try the Valsalva Manoeuvre method by pinching your nose & blow, which 'pops' your ears.
- Keep yourself fully hydrated at all times by drinking lots of water.
- Avoid excessive alcohol. Alcohol will not get rid of fears but often exacerbates them; it'll also leave you dehydrated.
- To relieve stress, picture yourself in a tropical beach. Breathe in steadily, hold your breathe momentarily & breathe out steadily. Do it for about 10 mins. Take turns to relax each body parts. Your pulse & breathing rates should reduce in no time & tension will gradually go off.
- You often hear the word "DVT" these days. Deep Vein Thromobosis is a blood clot that forms in the deep veins with the calf & leg muscles. Warning signs are pain in the leg muscles, redness & swelling of skin. If blood clot moves to the lung, breathing difficulties can occur. Notify the cabin staff immediately if you experience any of these symptoms.
- Take regular walks around the cabin except when fasten seat-belt sign is on.
- While pregnant women need not be restricted from flying, they should also be aware that flying carries a greater health risk to the baby & mother than the average passenger. Avoiding immobility for the duration of the flight is paramount for expectant mothers, as the viscosity of their blood tends to increase. Try walking around the plane at regular intervals.
- Request for Child Meal during reservations. Your kids will love it. It normally comes in an attractive box loaded with snacks & meals that appeal to children. This will keep your hands free for some time.