We’ve rounded up all the info you need to make your flight as pain-free as possible. Follow our insider tips and you’ll be hightailing it through airport security and having a ball in Boracay Island before you know it.What to pack in your hand luggage:
- Flying can be a cruisy experience if you pack the right stuff. Firstly, you’ll want a few basic toiletries, such as a toothbrush and lip balm, a fresh set of clothes and a few magazines. Secondly, find a spot in your hand luggage for your electronic devices, chargers, any vital medications and perhaps a neck pillow as well. Last, but definitely not least, remember to take your passport, travel docs and your bank cards.
Do not pack the following items in your hand luggage:
- While the list of banned items can differ between air carriers, the general guide to follow is nothing sharp, flammable or explosive. This includes tools, metal cutlery, spray paint and fireworks. Sporting equipment like baseball bats, and objects that could harm passengers, such as pepper spray and firearms, aren’t allowed in the cabin either.
What to wear on a flight:
- Comfort should always be your highest priority when choosing what to wear on your flight. Consider your footwear with care too, as swollen feet are a common occurrence. Shoes which are flat and slightly roomy are your best bet.
- Caused by sustained periods of immobility, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition that can affect passengers on long-haul flights. The good news is there are numerous ways to reduce your risk of developing it. Drink plenty of water, wander around the cabin whenever possible and wear compression socks to help improve your circulation.