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Tackling the Trip - Camp America's Top Tips for the flight over

Tackling the Trip - Camp America's Top Tips for the flight over

Author -  Rebecca Spijkerman

Tackling the Trip - Camp America's Top Tips for the flight over

Flying is certainly not for all of us and getting to camp often means a long haul flight.

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We have compiled some top tips and tricks to make your flying experience more enjoyable:

  1. GETTING COMFY
    • Use your cushion or ask for a cushion to sit on. Aim to lift the base of your spine off the seat to ensure you don’t get a sore backside
    • Take your shoes off. Our feet often swell when at high altitudes so give them some room to breathe. But make sure you’re wearing socks as it can get chilly
  2. SLEEP
    • If sleep is on your high priority list, try to get a window seat. This will give you something to rest your head on and you won’t be disturbed by other passengers wanting to get up for a stretch or a bathroom break
    • Try a neck pillow - this will support your head and neck and stop your head flopping round and waking you up as you try to fall to sleep
    • Wrap yourself in a blanket but make sure your seatbelt is fastened on the outside e.g. visible to cabin crew - this means they won’t need to wake you up and will leave you to sleep
    • Find a sleeping position that you feel most comfortable in - whether it’s curled up towards the window, head down on the table, or legs resting on a bag and seat back - whatever it is find it and stick to it
  3. TIMING
    • Organising your movements throughout the flight is crucial
    • Wait until after take off is completed and the plane has levelled off. Because of the pressure drop, most people doze off during take off but you are very likely to be woken soon after (e.g. drinks trolleys, food or people moving about once the seatbelt sign has been switched off). Wait for the drinks and make sure you are hydrated before you knock off
    • Go to the bathroom before you fall asleep to ensure you don’t shorten your sleep by needing to go or wake up busting
  4. GENERAL TIPS
    • Invest in some noise cancelling headphones - You can use many of the active types successfully without even listening to music. And if you can’t sleep they greatly improve the experience of watching movies too. If you don’t want to make a large purchase use ear plugs for sleeping
    • Once we get off the plane the trip usually doesn’t stop there - many have transfers and this means more waiting around. Try and prepare by having something in your carry on luggage that can keep you entertained such as a laptop with movies
  5. ENJOY YOURSELF
    • How often do we really get a good few hours set aside to do nothing but chill? Flick on a movie, relax and enjoy your free time!

Tackling the Trip - Camp America's Top Tips for the flight over

We have compiled some top tips and tricks to make your flying experience more enjoyable:

Tackling the Trip - Camp America's Top Tips for the flight over

Flying is certainly not for all of us and getting to camp often means a long haul flight.

camp-America-Nz-own-transport.png

We have compiled some top tips and tricks to make your flying experience more enjoyable:

  1. GETTING COMFY
    • Use your cushion or ask for a cushion to sit on. Aim to lift the base of your spine off the seat to ensure you don’t get a sore backside
    • Take your shoes off. Our feet often swell when at high altitudes so give them some room to breathe. But make sure you’re wearing socks as it can get chilly
  2. SLEEP
    • If sleep is on your high priority list, try to get a window seat. This will give you something to rest your head on and you won’t be disturbed by other passengers wanting to get up for a stretch or a bathroom break
    • Try a neck pillow - this will support your head and neck and stop your head flopping round and waking you up as you try to fall to sleep
    • Wrap yourself in a blanket but make sure your seatbelt is fastened on the outside e.g. visible to cabin crew - this means they won’t need to wake you up and will leave you to sleep
    • Find a sleeping position that you feel most comfortable in - whether it’s curled up towards the window, head down on the table, or legs resting on a bag and seat back - whatever it is find it and stick to it
  3. TIMING
    • Organising your movements throughout the flight is crucial
    • Wait until after take off is completed and the plane has levelled off. Because of the pressure drop, most people doze off during take off but you are very likely to be woken soon after (e.g. drinks trolleys, food or people moving about once the seatbelt sign has been switched off). Wait for the drinks and make sure you are hydrated before you knock off
    • Go to the bathroom before you fall asleep to ensure you don’t shorten your sleep by needing to go or wake up busting
  4. GENERAL TIPS
    • Invest in some noise cancelling headphones - You can use many of the active types successfully without even listening to music. And if you can’t sleep they greatly improve the experience of watching movies too. If you don’t want to make a large purchase use ear plugs for sleeping
    • Once we get off the plane the trip usually doesn’t stop there - many have transfers and this means more waiting around. Try and prepare by having something in your carry on luggage that can keep you entertained such as a laptop with movies
  5. ENJOY YOURSELF
    • How often do we really get a good few hours set aside to do nothing but chill? Flick on a movie, relax and enjoy your free time!

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