Follow these top tips and you'll arrive feeling fresh.
The best way to stay comfortable and minimise the risk of clotting disorders like Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is to keep moving. Try to change your sitting position regularly, and avoid crossing your legs.
Take the end of a movie as your cue to 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 your fellow passengers.
Complete our unique inflight exercise routine, you’ll find it in the wellness section of your inflight entertainment system, it takes just 8 minutes and stretches out all major muscle groups to keep you feeling relaxed, revitalised and free of muscular tension.
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 your opportunity move around during your flight, which isn’t good news for your circulation; you’ll also 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.
If you want to get some sleep head to our wellness section on your entertainment system where you’ll find sleep casts and meditation by Headspace, relaxing music, ASMR and more.
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, chew gum or hold your nostrils and gently blow through your nose - this should equalise the pressure. Be careful not to blow too hard as this could damage your eardrum. 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, there’s an on board water fountain on selected flights so you can help yourself to water whenever you like. It's wise to alternate anything boozy from the complimentary bar with a glass of something softer, just for good measure.
As tempting as our on board meals are, it’s best to avoid eating too much in one go as it can leave you feeling bloated. If you have any specific dietary requirements you can order a special meal. Just log in to My Booking, and let us know at least 48 hours before you fly.
Keep your skin 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.
Stay comfortable by wearing loose fitting, comfortable clothes and shoes.
Set your watch to your destination’s time as soon as you get on board, and you'll get a head start on beating jet lag.