Wherever you’re coming from, flying can be a seamless experience if you’re well organised. Check out these handy travel tips that will get your Alishan escape started on the right note.What to pack in your hand luggage:
- The secret to having a great flight experience is to pack in advance. So, let’s start with the basics: passport, travel documents, credit cards and vital medications. Next, bring on board items that’ll help while away those hours, like some electronic devices or a good book. It’s also smart to pack your chargers, a comfy neck pillow and a pair of noise-cancelling headphones. And of course, be sure to pop in toiletry items like a toothbrush, facial wipes and a fresh set of clothes.
Do not pack the following items in your hand luggage:
- Pack all your full-sized bottles of shampoo and hairspray in your checked luggage. Any gels or liquids in your carry-on bag larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) will be confiscated by authorities. Sharp or pointed objects, like your treasured pocket knife, and products which are explosive or flammable, such as aerosols and poisons, are also restricted.
What to wear on a flight:
- The aisles of an airplane are not the best place for a fashion parade. Layer yourself up with comfortable clothes and don’t forget to bring a sweater as it can get chilly inside the cabin during long-haul flights. Enclosed, flat shoes are also recommended.
- Most of us have heard about DVT (deep vein thrombosis), a blood clotting condition caused by reduced mobility or inactivity. There’s lots you can do to lessen your risk. Don a pair of compression tights or socks, drink lots of water and keep your legs and feet moving. Wander around the cabin or try out some exercises in your seat.