For some people, flying is just another way to get around. For others . . . it kind of feels like you're tempting fate every time you're within 50 feet of a plane. If the bumps on your flight make you anxious - or worse, sick to your stomach - then follow a few simple tips that real flyers gave us on how to have a stress-free plane ride and travel experience in general. Try these tips and some helpful airport hacks, and you may even end up looking forward to your flight.
12 Tips For Sleeping on a Plane Like a Pro
- Be prepared: Pack completely the night before so that you can get a good night's sleep without worrying about last-minute details. Get to the airport earlier so you aren't stressed out about time.
- Know your facts: Read plane crash statistics and facts, because, statistically speaking, crashes are extremely rare. Remind yourself that it's safer to fly than to drive, and research why you shouldn't be afraid of turbulence.
- Get comfortable: Once you board the plane, do your best to get comfortable immediately. Adjust the air conditioning, have a snack or some water, read a book or magazine, take deep breaths, and try to relax.
- Sleep: Consider...