The key to having a comfortable flight is not defined by the class you travel, but what you wear on a particular flight.
If you’re boarding a flight for work or to your favourite holiday destination and you’re wondering why you can’t doze off or sit in your seat without fidgeting, your outfit may be the problem.
Whether you’re taking a flight to Cape Town or you’re travelling on one of the flights to DRC, being relaxed on your flight is essential to ensuring you arrive at your destination without any aches or pains.
So, if you’re looking for tips on what to wear the next time you’re on your flight, take heed of this:
- Make cotton, linen or silk your best friend
These three fabrics are breathable and allow air and moisture to pass through the material which means you’ll sweat less. Sweating on a flight which causes your clothes to stick to you can be the source of your discomfort. Clothes like denim and wool are prone to make you sweaty so avoid wearing these on a flight.
- Opt for comfortable clothing
Wear loose clothing instead of tight garments. If your clothes are too tight and you’re in the flight for a long period of time, it may affect your blood flow and you stand a greater chance of developing blood clots.
- Comfy shoes are a must!
There are only a few ‘special’ people on this earth who can run in heels while carrying their baggage on their shoulders without stumbling. However, choosing flats over a pair of heels is a much simpler option. Ensure you’re wearing your best pair of shoes. You just never know if you’ll need to make a run to the gates just before they close on your cheap flight to Johannesburg.
- Add a few layers
You never know what the weather is going to be like in your new destination. So even if it’s a bit warm when you depart, don’t be in a rush to pack your jackets away. Ensure you are wearing at least a scarf and a jacket. Your scarf may come in handy if you’re travelling one of the Durban to Cape Town flights as Cape Town is generally more windy and cooler than Durban. If you’re looking for a quick nap, then a scarf is perfect to bundle up and use as a pillow.
- Wear spectacles instead of contact lenses
Many people choose to wear contact lenses over spectacles and if you’re one of them, we’d like you to reconsider. The air in an aeroplane is generally drier than what you’re used to, which can cause irritation to your eyes and slight pain if you’re wearing contact lenses.
Comfortability comes first and flying in an aeroplane can be a rewarding experience, especially if you’re a first time flyer. So, to make your flight even more memorable make sure you’re wearing the right type of clothing to avoid any discomfort.