Comfortable Flying

It is often said ‘have a safe flight’ but I say ‘have a comfortable flight’, as the latter is less likely than the prior comment. I do everything I can to make my clients’ (or my) flights comfortable. Here are a few options.

  1. Fly first/business class. You would be surprised how little more it costs. Or if you have miles, upgrade. It is the best use of your miles/points. How many times have you walked past those fliers and wish you were one of them. So be one!
  2. Fly economy plus/delta comfort/extra legroom whatever the carrier calls it. Do it. I went to Seattle last weekend on a nonstop Delta Comfort. A few inches more between the seats, early boarding, and free beverages!! Coming back to Boston, the middle seat was empty, which is almost like first class.
  3. Get an aisle seat even if you need to pay for it. To be able to lean into the aisle (when the carts are not coming) is just that bit more space.
  4. Do not carry on so much stuff! They say one carry-on and a personal item, but I see a lot more come on board. With less on the floor under the seat in front of you, your feet will have more space to wiggle around; good for circulation.
  5. Flying comfortably has a lot to do with what you wear. You do not have to be sloppy to be comfortable. Fabrics that stretch or breathe are best. Put the air flow on and always have an extra jacket, sweater or shawl. The plane feels more comfortable when cooler.
  6. Lastly, fill your water bottle inside security, take hand and face creams and whatever item helps: neck pillow, noise canceling ear phones, your own music .. and etc.. For me the noise canceling headsets are the best! My seatmate coming home had an earpiece canceling set, very small.
  7. So have a comfortable flight. Book early so you will have your choices.
Where are you going on your next holiday? How may I assist? Thank you, Harriet


About alwaysharriet

With thirty years experience in corporate and leisure travel consulting, Harriet Ahouse has traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean and worldwide. An avid scuba diver, she understands the requirements of travelers both on land and in the water. On the European scene she has offered traditional and personalized travel itineraries throughout the continent--Italy, France, and England are some of her favorites. As a Virtuoso Agent, she also has extensive resources to enhance her expertise in designing individual destination travel itineraries--and honeymoons--worldwide!
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