Travel writer Ramsey Qubein (aka @DailyTravelTips on Twitter) flies over 400,000 miles annually as a contributor to a number of major news and travel publications. He recommends always staying hydrated while flying. “Drink lots of water and avoid caffeine and alcohol. Of course, this is not always easy for passengers in middle seats (getting up to the bathroom can be annoying) or those enjoying premium cabin amenities.” When you land, drink as much water as possible. “Cold water is even more refreshing,” he says. Drinking water is encouraged on board, but make sure you never do these 18 things on an airplane.
Brush your teeth
Upon landing or arriving at your hotel, Qubein suggests some quick hygiene. Brushing your teeth wakes you up, surprisingly well, he says. “If you have time, take a shower. It helps your body to stay hydrated.”
Catch up on sleep
Greg Mann, American Airlines international flight attendant and avid traveler (104 countries and counting!), suggests trying to adjust to the time zone of your destination while still in flight. For example, “on longer flights to Asia that arrive in the morning, it is best to try and sleep at the end of the flight before landing so your body clock is more attuned to the local time zone.” Try these seasoned traveler’s tips for getting to sleep on an airplane.