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Top 8 Tips to Stay Comfortable Inflight: Things you need to know.

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In this article, I’d like to give some useful tips for all the novice and maybe semi-experienced travellers out there on suitable travel clothes before jumping on a plane.

Let’s face it, we are never that good that we can’t learn a few more travel tips.

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I have to remind everyone to wear the yellow safety jacket at all times during your flight in case of an emergency and no smoking in the toilets (ahahah). Just kidding, if I had a dollar for every time I heard that!

Seriously though, after flying back and forth across the globe during the last few years, I realized how important the decision of what to wear is before I go to the airport.

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There are some little tricks I never knew back before my nomadic days began. Some of those I finally learned on my own by looking at other passengers.

Also talking with friends along the way who I have met gave me clever tips regarding what I should and shouldn’t wear on the plane.

Of course, it can depend on the duration of your flight and if you travel in business class or economy.

Let’s say your flight will be on average 6/10 hours long and you’re going to travel in economy class (like me).

Here are some tips for an enjoyable flight:

Don’t wear your summer travel clothes

Even if you’re going to a tropical destination such as Fiji, Bali or Thailand, and it’s summertime, don’t be crazy and turn up to the airport only wearing shorts, singlet, and flip flops!

The temperature inside an aircraft gets very cold at around 33,000 feet off the ground. And many airlines always keep the aircon on full blast.

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How many times have you seen the smart person next to you warm as toast under a blanket while your shivering? Some full-service airlines will supply blankets, pillows and a few comfort items.

The budget airlines just pile you on and squeeze yourself into a seat. Read our blog Top 5 Ways to Find Cheap Flights

Also, many airports around the world leave the aircon switched on 24/7.

Always carry a jacket with you

Something warm and fluffy should suffice, just be sure it’s comfortable and also not your favourite jacket in the whole world. Why do you ask? Jackets and clothing are the most lost and found items in an airport.

So what if your luggage gets lost? Did you know that airlines still mislay 25 million bags a year? I would suggest placing a change of travel clothes into your carry on baggage, in case of a fashion emergency.

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Don’t wear tight travel clothes

Try not to wear really tight travel clothes unless they’re super stretchy. For instance, wearing tight pants if travelling longer than 8-10 hours can be associated with the risk of developing DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis).

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DVT produces the formation of blood clots blocking the circulation in the vein, common in the legs in this case.

Wear large travel clothes instead

A comfortable tracksuit is highly recommended, it doesn’t bother you, especially if you have to remain seated for many hours.

Trust me, wearing large travel clothes that are made from natural materials such as cotton and wool will make a big difference.

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Wear Comfy footwear

I think this tip is the best. You’re not going to a party, a wedding or a function, at least not on the plane anyway.

High heels are usually uncomfortable and painful anyway, can you imagine how comfy they will be on a plane? Wear slip-on shoes they are very comfortable and easy to slip on and off.

Don’t wear strong perfume

I know how much you love to spray a fresh, floral fragrance on your skin. Unfortunately, it can cause headaches or nausea to other passengers on your same flight.

The internals of an aircraft looks big, but it’s actually quite small once hundreds of people are contained inside.

Don’t wear contact lenses

The low percentage of humidity on board an aircraft can irritate your eyes.

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Don’t wear a t-shirt with offensive writing on it

Some airlines prohibit their passengers from wearing those types of shirts because they are considered against their policy. Especially if you are travelling to a Muslim country it is absolutely advised against wearing outrageous t-shirts.

Last year I had to wear my sexy t-shirt back to front to avoid problems at the security airport in Mashhad. As you know, in Iran, Islam is the national religion and luckily a Persian passenger warned me before we landed.

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So, my adventurous friends, I hope you’ll remember the tips in this article before going to the airport next time or for many may be the first time on a new journey, I’m sure you’ll follow my tips.

Please, leave a comment in the section below. If you want more information regarding this topic.

It would be a pleasure hearing from you.

Thank you,
Alessandro Mormile

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Alessandro Mormile

Alessandro is an author of Uplivity blog. Travelling is my true passion and teaching people through my experience is my mission. I'm honoured to share my tips and suggestions to all of you. Thanks for reaching us.

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Thanks for this post it really sure is very helpful , I can still remember when I had my first flight I was shiverring the entire flight because I was wearing light jacket and plane was very cold I ended getting sick in the plane.


Thank you for your comment. I’ll publish more articles regarding other useful tips in the near future, so stay tuned!