Your bags are packed and you’re about to get away from it all on holiday. So why not seize the opportunity to make your journey as pleasurable as discovering your beautiful new destination. Here’s our guide to having the best air travel experience, follow these simple flight tips and you’ll be a zen traveller in no time.

Get Cosy

You’ll be in the air for a while, so create your own serene space to relax in. A snuggly travel pillow, warm blanket and eye-mask may help you turn your plane seat into a makeshift boudoir for your journey’s duration.

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Entertain Yourself

Got hours to spare? Occupy your mind with something fun. Stock up on magazines, puzzle books or pre-load a tablet with your favourite TV shows and films.

Give in to Temptation

Be kind to yourself. Buy a jumbo bag of sweets or your most cherished sugary treat to indulge in. Sharing them with your neighbour may even make you a new travel buddy.

Have Time on Your Side

Try to arrive at the airport at least an hour and a half before your flight is due to depart. Once you’ve checked in, you can relax at an airport café or do some duty-free shopping.

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And Breathe…

Simple breathing or mindfulness techniques will help keep you grounded and in a serene state. Close your eyes, recline your seat as much as possible, and pay attention to your breathing. Breathe in and out slowly, counting your in and out breaths as you go.

Get App Happy

There are some great apps to enhance your flying experience. SOAR and SkyGuru harness real time technology to bring you details on your flight. SOAR’s built in G-Force meter and SkyGuru’s turbulence meter scientifically prove your plane is secure if you have a bumpy flight.

Serenade Yourself

Invest in some good quality noise-cancelling headphones. Not only can you listen to your favourite music, meditation tape or comedy podcast, but they will eliminate all background noise, too.

Dress to Unimpress

When flying, comfort trumps style every time. Wear loose clothing, avoid stiff fabrics like denim, and layer up so you can adjust according to the plane’s temperature. Then sit back and relax…

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Image Credits: Main image © iStock/gece33. Sleeping woman © iStock/kasto80. Woman shopping © iStock/andresr. 

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