Nick Pelios Freediver, Creator
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Freedivers like to travel. When was the last time you've traveled by plane? They are one of the most modern means of transport but we still don’t know all of their peculiarities! Want to make your journey more comfortable? Here are 7 simple tips for traveling by air as per Bright Side.

The Seats By The Window Are Colder

Have you ever heard about this? The temperature outside the cabin can fall to as low as negative 140 to negative 149 degrees Fahrenheit, which pulls down the temperature of the plane's fuselage. You can feel this external cold above all in the seats by the windows especially during summer when you wear light clothing. So, if you enjoy gazing out the window it's best to dress a little warmer or ask the crew to bring you a blanket.

Avoid Drinking Coffee Or Tea

Keep in mind that the drinking water used to prepare hot beverages onboard can contain malignant bacteria, such as E. Coli and Staphylococcus Aureus. Specialists who have tested the water on various airlines have reached this conclusion on more than one occasion. So, instead of drinking tea or coffee, ask for bottled water or fruit juice.

Tables And Seat Pockets Are Very Dirty

It sounds disgusting but it's true! Pockets on the seat back in front of you are sometimes full of trash accumulated during flights. Yep, they aren't cleaned as thoroughly as you would expect. When it comes to the tray tables it's even worse. We suggest you take some wet wipes with you, keep your personal stuff in your bag and never place food directly on the table.

Morning Is The Best Time For A Flight

If you have a choice for the time of your flight, it’s always a good idea to choose a morning one. First of all, there is a much smaller chance that it will be delayed. Later flights are usually delayed because of the ripple effects of delays throughout the day. Moreover, if you have a fear of flying, specialists claim that the degree of turbulence is reduced in the morning.

Service Is Better In The Final Row

If you sit in the first rows, you will be the first to leave the plane at the end of the flight, as well as get a choice of meal. On the other hand, if you pick a seat closer to the back of the cabin you’ll receive more attentive service from the cabin crew, as it's easier for them to bring additional food and other things to the final row. The crew can do it in a way that goes unnoticed by other passengers, therefore they can avoid additional requests up and down the plane.

Don't Inflate Your Neck Cushion To Full Volume

When you take a blowup pillow onto the plane, don’t forget about the laws of physics. If you fill it with air completely, it might burst due to the changes in pressure in the cabin, so it's better to leave it slightly deflated.

Always Go With A Special Menu

Airlines offer a choice of different in-flight meals such as vegetarian, seafood, and many others. Even if you have no particular preference, many travelers recommend going for one of the specialist meal choices. They are often tastier and more varied than the standard ones.

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