Just booked a tour to Tambopata and will be flying to this part of the Peruvian Amazon? If you’re coming from abroad, it will be a long journey, so you’ll need to be comfortable to make your experience as enjoyable as possible.
In general, air travel can be stressful, but if you’re prepared to follow our tips for air travel, your journeys will not only be easier but also enjoyable and relaxing from the moment you leave your home. Keep reading to learn more!
One of the suggestions for air travel is to prioritize comfort above all, especially for flights lasting more than 10 hours. A simple way to make your flight more comfortable is to wear the right type of clothing.
Leggings, cotton T-shirts, hoodies, and lightweight sweaters are good choices, especially since you can’t wear pajamas on a flight unless you’re in first class!
However, don’t forget about your feet, so make sure your shoes are well-fitted and as comfortable as possible. Avoid the mistake of wearing new shoes on a long-distance flight, and save the heels for another occasion.
Charge Your Electronic Devices at Home
In this day and age, your electronic devices are key to making your journey more enjoyable. Watching a good series, listening to music, or playing games for a few hours is the easiest way to make time pass more quickly. However, that won’t happen if your battery runs out halfway through the flight.
So make sure all your devices are fully charged before heading to the airport. Some planes may have USB ports in the seats, but not all of them do, and sometimes they simply don’t work. Therefore, we recommend carrying a power bank in your carry-on luggage.
Another tip before air travel is to check in online, as it will save you a lot of time in the check-in line. Most airlines now have a baggage drop-off section only for those who have checked in online. So if you’ve done all the paperwork, then all you have to do is drop off your bags.
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Try to Bring Only Carry-On Luggage
If you’re traveling alone for a week to a warm climate destination, you don’t need to pack a lot of clothes. In that case, consider packing some sarongs, shorts, wrinkle-resistant pants, and, for women, one or two nice tank dresses or jumpsuits, and you’ll be ready.
Avoid Wearing Contact Lenses
This accessory can be the difference between a relaxed flight and having to rush to the eye doctor as soon as the plane lands. The dry air in the cabin dries out contact lenses, causing them to stick to the eyes. This is not only very uncomfortable but also troublesome to remove later.
If you must wear your contact lenses, make sure to prevent your eyes from drying out by using moisturizing drops regularly. Otherwise, you might want to take off your contact lenses during the flight.
Use Compression Socks
One of the recommendations for long flights is to use compression socks, as they help regulate blood flow in the legs, especially if you tend to have swelling in your feet or ankles.
Indeed, high-quality compression socks will keep the blood flow in your legs and can be the difference between smiling as you exit the plane at your destination or painfully dragging your feet down the aisle.
Bring a Blanket and a Pillow
If you plan to sleep during the flight, you’ll need a blanket and a pillow to be as comfortable as possible. Most airlines will provide these accessories on long flights, but it’s always a good idea to bring your own. Especially if you’re concerned about who used that pillow before you.
If you don’t want the hassle of bringing a blanket or don’t have enough space in your carry-on, at least bring a neck pillow. You’ll be much more comfortable and avoid unpleasant neck pains when you wake up from any nap.
Now you know the best tips for air travel! So start planning your vacation ahead of time and make the airport part of your journey days in the Peruvian Amazon.