Dec 16, 2022

Holiday Traveling? Tips for a Safe and Stress-Free Flight

Safety Tips.

As the holiday season approaches, many people will be traveling to visit friends and family. While air travel is generally safe, it’s important to take certain precautions to protect yourself and others from potential health risks. Here are some Crisp tips for staying safe during your holiday flights.

Wear a mask

Wearing a mask can help reduce the spread of respiratory droplets that may contain the COVID-19 virus, the flu, and other common illnesses. Wearing a mask on the airplane, including during boarding and disembarking, and in the airport can help protect you from getting sick or spreading germs to others. Make sure to bring extra masks in case you need to change them out during your flight.

Practice good hygiene

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. It’s a good idea to carry hand sanitizer with you throughout your flight so that you can disinfect your hands after touching surfaces that many people touch such as door handles or handrails. You should also avoid touching your face, and cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough.

Choose a seat wisely

If possible, try to book a window seat to reduce your contact with others. Or, if your flight is not too full, you may be able to keep a middle seat between you and someone else, which will allow for more space. When you sit down, use a disinfecting wipe to clean the area around you, including your seatbelt and tray table.

Pack essentials in your carry-on

Make sure to bring all of your essential items, such as medications and any important medical documents or information, in your carry-on luggage. This way, you’ll have them with you at all times in case your checked luggage gets lost or delayed, or in case of an emergency.

Stay hydrated

The dry air on airplanes can be dehydrating, so it’s important to drink plenty of fluids. Dehydration can cause or worsen headaches or the general grogginess feeling that is commonly experienced after flying. Bring an empty water bottle that you can refill after going through security, or purchase a bottle of water once you’re on the plane. You should also avoid caffeine and alcohol, as they can dehydrate you.

By following these guidelines, you can help protect yourself and others from potential health risks during your holiday flights. Don’t let concerns about safety deter you from taking a well-deserved break and spending time with family. Happy holidays!

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