I'm about to take a 13-hour flight on Qantas. This isn't my first time taking this trek to the Southern Hemisphere, and during my travels, I've developed some pretty resourceful tips for long flights.
I owe a great deal of my flying savvy to my mother, who was a stewardess for United (based out of JFK) in the '60s, when flying was a glamorous affair -- something you dressed for. As a child, I always dressed nicely to fly; not because my mother was angling to get us upgraded, but because this is what she was used to. To this day, you'll never see her wearing sweats on a trans-oceanic flight; she wears one of her "travel dresses." (She also hikes, bikes and mows the lawn in a dress -- she finds it more wearable and more feminine.)
Without further ado, here are some of my savvy stylish flying tips:
- Plan ahead: consult the plane's seating chart online and request your seat and meal. I opt for the bulkhead window -- this way I can take my rollerboard out after takeoff and use it as an ottoman; and it's easier to nest (see below). And food-wise, I usually bring my own if possible; otherwise I order a gluten-free/vegetarian meal.
Do you have any other stylish flying tips? Please share!
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