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Preparing for a Red Eye Flight

Red-eye flights: Sometimes you are at the mercy of your travel agent in terms of the flight booked for you. Sometimes they are less expensive. And sometimes, they are your only option. Preparing in advance for a red-eye flight is a good idea, as you don’t want to go into the flight feeling less than 100% – plus, you want some good plans while on-board to make the flight as comfortable and easy as possible. Here are some helpful tips for making the best of a less-than-ideal situation for some.

Hydrate / No Alcohol

Before you head to the airport, be sure you drink plenty of water. We all know that flying can and will dehydrate you, but when you are off your normal nighttime routine, you might feel even more “off.” Chug the water in advance and while onboard. Do not drink alcohol though. Not only will it also dehydrate you, but its initial calming and sleepy effects will wear off pretty quickly. Water equals good. Alcohol does not.

Sleep Can Happen

Besides being well-rested in general before a red-eye flight, plan ahead for your onboard sleep. No, it won’t be as lovely as your bed at home, but you can try your best to get some rest. We suggest a combination of any of the following (test out your favorites before heading to the airport): noise-canceling headphones, a neck pillow, and an eye mask. Put yourself into the most comfortable situation and you’ll reap some benefits for sure.

Comfortable Clothes

This goes almost without saying: dress comfortably. You can still look stylish and also be cozy with some clothes and shoes that really help you relax. Also, bring another layer to wear on the plane, which will likely be chilly at some point during the flight.

Get to The Airport Without Stress

Don’t head out your front door feeling anxious and stressed about your red-eye flight. Instead of driving yourself, book your chauffeured ground transportation in advance with Dav El|BostonCoach for a safe, reliable, and professional ride.