The best way to stay comfy and minimise the risk of clotting disorders like Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) at bay is to keep moving. So try to change your sitting position regularly, and avoid crossing your legs.
Leave your seat and go for a stroll around the cabin. As well as getting your circulation going, it’s a chance to check out the view and share travel tips with other passengers!
Tempting as it may be, especially if you’re a nervous flyer, we advise you don’t take a sleeping tablet on your flight. It will reduce the chance of you moving about during the flight, which isn’t good news for your circulation, and you’ll feel much groggier when you arrive.
The only exception is if your doctor is aware that you are flying and has expressly recommended that you take a sleeping tablet.
Cabin pressure changes can be painful if you’re flying with a heavy cold, sinusitis or ear problems, so we advise against travelling with these conditions if possible.
If you experience problems during the flight, suck a sweet or hold your nostrils and gently blow through your nose - this should equalise the pressure. If it doesn’t do the trick, have a chat with a member of cabin crew for some more advice.
Keep yourself feeling hydrated throughout the flight. Our cabin crew will always be happy to provide you with a glass of water or juice.
As tempting as our onboard meals are, it’s best to avoid eating too much in one go as it can leave you feeling bloated. If you have any special dietary requirements, go to manage your booking and let us know at least 48 hours before you fly.
Keep your skin pampered and protected from the dry air onboard by regularly applying moisturiser and lip balm. If you wear contact lenses, it’s a good idea to bring your glasses with you, as your eyes might feel drier than usual.
Save any tight fitting outfits for your destination; for the flight, stay comfortable by wearing loose fitting, comfy clothes and shoes.
Beat jet lag by setting your watch to your destination’s time as soon as you get onboard.