Follow These 5 Strategies on Your Next Long-Haul Flight

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Strategies for bouncing back from a long-haul flight

5 strategies for staying comfortable on those long-haul flights

No one knows how to travel comfortably and alleviate jet lag better than the experts at Uplift, a new mobile application that provides a custom solution to reset your internal body clock to your new time zone. Here are a few tips for your next long-haul flight: 

Wear comfy clothing

Keep it simple! Flying is always stressful, keep your packing minimal and your clothing comfortable and easy.

Use natural products

Any natural supplement that make you feel better while flying can help. Saline solution is great for dried out sinus, vitamins can help with fatigue as well as natural cough drops can sooth a dry throat. Try to avoid beverages that are dehydrating such as soda and tea and stick to lots of water.

Fly when others don’t

Everyone knows to take an early morning flight, avoid the weekends and to utilize those frequent flyer perks. It really pays to have that credit card, frequent flyer card and maybe pay a bit more for an earlier flight to avoid airport hassles.

Bring toys

Pack your stress balls, headphones, eye mask, your own shawl or small blanket. If you are traveling for business work can keep you occupied or for leisure a good book can take your worries away. Snacks, water and favorite treats come in handy when there is a delay.

Don’t expect to adjust to the time overnight

It takes 20 to 24 hours for your body to adjust for each hour of time zone change. So make sure to get natural light when you land. Exercise and a hot bath can help alleviate jet lag. Being stressed is one way to exasperate it, so do anything you can to focus on what makes you calm.

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Barbara Scofidio
Barbara Scofidio is editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In 25 years of covering the industry, her articles have spanned topics ranging from social media to strategic meetings management. She is currently the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee and was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of Site, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. A familiar face at industry events, Barbara often leads panel discussions or speaks on topics close to her heart, such as green meetings or how the industry can help combat human trafficking. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.

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