10 Cardinal Rules of Comfortable Flying

There’s a few cardinal rules to never fly without for a hassle-free journey. Keep these in mind for a safe and smooth flight on your next domestic or long-haul flight.

  1. Pack your medicines (homeopathic and prescribed) in your on-board hold-all so that you’re prepared for any emergency. Just make sure to check the Liquids, Aerosols and Gels flight restrictions beforehand.
  2. Eat and drink alcohol in moderation, but have a much water as you like to prevent dehydration.
  3. Wear loose-fitting comfortable clothes made of natural fibres.
  4. Make sure your shoes can handle expanding ankles and swollen feet.
  5. Get up every two hours while on board, stretch and go to the bathroom to freshen up.
  6. Do on-board exercises shown in your free copy of the Sawubona inflight magazine.
  7. Always set your watch to the time of your destination so that your body has the duration of the flight to adjust to this new reality.
  8. Walk as much as you can once you’ve arrived at your destination – it helps get the circulation going.
  9. Scrub your body vigorously in the shower or bath to dislodge any unwanted build-up of fluids.
  10. Take a short nap on arrival that revives you without interfering with your night-time sleep.

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