We’ve pulled together all the info you need to make your flight as pain-free as possible. Follow our insider tips and you’ll be speeding through airport security and enjoying Shanghai in next to no time.What to pack in your hand luggage:
- It’s easy — first, put in your passport, important documents, bank cards and medications. Next, you’ll want some entertainment to while away the hours. A juicy novel and a phone crammed with your favourite movies are always good options. If you hope to take a quick nap, a comfy neck pillow and a pair of noise-cancelling headphones will also come in handy. Finally, leave some space for a toothbrush and some facial wipes to ensure you step off the plane looking and feeling fresh.
Do not pack the following items in your hand luggage:
- Check carefully that you don’t have sharp or pointed objects hiding in your carry-on luggage. Other prohibited items include flammable or explosive goods, such as fuel and matches, and gels and liquids in containers larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters).
What to wear on a flight:
- The long, narrow aisles of an aircraft are no place for a fashion parade. Layer up with comfy clothing and pack a cardigan as the temperature can drop in the cabin. Flat, enclosed shoes are also a good choice.
- Most travellers are aware of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clotting condition caused by prolonged periods of sitting. There are many ways to lower your risk. Wear a quality pair of compression socks, stay well hydrated and remember to keep your legs and feet moving. Walk around the cabin when possible or perform some simple exercises in your seat.