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What to wear to help you have a better flight?

March 9, 2018 Lifestyle No Comments Email Email

Sally Van Ruth, Travel Designer at K A L E I D O S C O P I C  TRAVEL, states:

“Planning what to wear on the plane depends on a few elements, where are you travelling to, who are you travelling with and what are you travelling for? After 20 years of travel short and long haul, I have picked up some valuable on board tips and hints to help you have a better flight.

  1. What will the temperature be when you arrive? Travelling with layers is the best option, because whilst on board it can fluctuate from warm to cold depending on what countries you are flying over and what time of day or night it is. Then ensure you have the layers to strip off at your destination if it is going to be hot/humid or layers you can put on if you will be going to somewhere cold. Wear breathable fabrics that stretch so you don’t feel uncomfortable when you’re sitting down.
  2. Are you travelling for Business? Business wear can be restrictive when sitting and if you have meetings on arrival, you don’t want to look or smell like you’ve been wearing your outfit for the last 24 hours! Wear comfortable clothes on departure, take a suit bag with you in the cabin and make a quick change in the airport on arrival.
  3. Always pack a spare outfit in your cabin luggage. You never know what could happen on the flight, you don’t want to be caught out by a spilled drink on your lap mid flight. Or if your luggage is delayed, you will have an immediate back up plan.
  4. Shoes should be easy to take on and off. Not only will you be tempted to slip them off and on inflight, with added security, you may be required to remove them as you pass through airport security. Pack a pair of comfortable socks to wear in transit. For ladies, fold up flats are a great idea in a zip lock bag. There is nothing worse than stepping into the toilets after 12 hours of flying in socks….it’s a big No No and after you have been walking through the cabin, zipping them away in a bag is hygienic.
  5. Compression socks are your best friend on long haul flights. DVT can happen to anyone, so don’t risk it!
  6. A scarf in transit not only helps you with layering, but can be used as a blanket, bunched up into a pillow or even to shield you from cabin light if you are trying to sleep during cabin service.
  7. Air pressure and your skin aren’t great friends, take makeup wipes on board, wipe your face as you take off. Pack a moisturizer for your face and hands and a lip balm. Make sure you drink lots of water as you travel to avoid dehydration. Pack your basic makeup favorites for a spruce up prior to arrival and don those sunnies on arrival!

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