It isn’t actually easier to get drunk
While you might want to consider lay off the booze while flying, it’s not because you’re liable to get drunk more easily, says Boland. “The reason some believe this to be true is due to the nausea/dizziness caused by dehydration which is more pronounced during cruising altitude.” Dehydration does not equal a better buzz, so it’s probably “best not to drink too much on board if you want to avoid feeling tired and dehydrated upon reaching your destination.” Aside from booze, make sure you never eat these 13 foods on an airplane.
Small planes aren’t more dangerous
You’ve probably heard that small, private planes are more dangerous than large, commercial aircraft. In fact, it has much more to do with the pilot than the plane, according to William Herp, the CEO of Linear Air Taxi, which specializes in connecting travelers with commercial operators of three to eight passenger propeller planes. “Propeller planes flown in commercial operations have a safety record equal to four times better than the same airplanes flown by private pilots,” Herp tells Reader’s Digest, citing Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board.
You don’t have to be rich to fly small
Think you can’t afford to fly via small plane? Think again, says Doug Gollan, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of privatejetcardcomparisons.com, a buyer’s guide to prepaid private jet card programs. Using one of these programs (including JetSuiteX, Surf Air, and Tradewind Aviation), you can fly for about the same price as you’d pay to a mainstream commercial airline. “You get free Wi-Fi, drinks, and snacks, but you don’t have to show up an hour early.” It may not be easy to find one of these deals on your own, but they’re out there.