If you’re not prepared, air travel can be tough. But there’s no need to worry. Follow these useful tips and enjoy a comfortable start to your time in Bangkok.What to pack in your hand luggage:
- Firstly, and most importantly, put in your passport, official ID, bank cards and vital medications. Next, you’ll need some in-flight entertainment to help pass the time. A thrilling book and a tablet crammed with your favourite movies are always good options. If you hope to catch forty winks, a quality neck pillow and some noise-cancelling headphones will also come in handy. Finally, leave some space for a toothbrush and some cleansing wipes to ensure you hop off the plane looking and feeling fresh.
Do not pack the following items in your hand luggage:
- Make sure you don’t have sharp or pointed objects lurking in one of the compartments of your carry-on luggage. Other prohibited items include explosive or flammable substances, such as aerosol cans and fuel, and gels and liquids in containers larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters).
What to wear on a flight:
- The goal here is to be as comfortable as you can. Don layers of breathable clothing and don’t forget to pack a jacket in case it gets cool. Pick a pair of roomy, flat shoes as it’s possible that your feet and ankles will swell during the journey. Leave the high heels and heavy boots in your main luggage.
- A serious condition by the name of DVT (deep vein thrombosis) is a risk on long-haul flights. It’s the result of blood clotting due to poor circulation and inactivity. Walking around the cabin and doing regular foot and leg exercises in your seat is a great way to prevent this from happening. Wearing a pair of compression socks also helps reduce the risk.