5 Things Cabin Crew Know, That You Should Too

Hello everyone,

Since I have a trip coming up, I thought I would share with you 5 of the tips I have for staying clean and healthy while flying. These are things that I have learned through a lot of flying and from living with my mom, who is former cabin crew. So here we go, my top 5 tips!

1: Keep your shoes on!

I’m not sure why this has to be said, but a lot of people take their shoes off on the plane. I’m not saying this because I think its rude to take your shoes off. No! I’m saying this to keep the nastiness off of you! I see people walk around the plane and go to the bathroom a lot on long-haul flights, but this about that…..its gross! All that bacteria! If you must take your shoes off, put on some thick socks. But, if you get up, cover those tootsies up. So my tip, keep those shoes on!

2: Skip the ice!

I am not sure if this is still true, so if you do know for sure, leave a comment. But, I do know that the water tanks on the planes are hard to clean. They do put tablets in them but I have still heard stories about nasties getting into the water source, and the ice. I go for the bottled water or the OJ, just to be safe.

3: Wipe down the surfaces!

I feel like this one goes without saying, but just in case……wipe down those surfaces! Always make sure to pack some hand sanitizer and some anti-bacterial wipes. I like to just go all out and wipe it all down, the tray table, TV screen, buttons, arm rest, everything! People aren’t afraid to do what they like on a plane, like changing diapers on the tray tables, clipping nails, etc., so just make sure to wipe down the surfaces.

4: Pass on the nuts!

This is a little awkward to say, but do yourself and favour and skip the nuts. they aren’t the best snack in a plane, with all the pressurisation and confined spaces, it might make things a bit unpleasant….you know what I’m talking about here…? (pass on the nuts so you can pass on the gas too! Sorry to be blunt!) I suggest bringing your own snacks, that way you can avoid the nuts and what’s better than having your fave foods along for the ride?!

5: Take Airborne!

You never know what kind of bacteria and illness you will be exposed too on a long flight, so its a good idea to take an Airborne before jetting setting off. There is nothing worse than getting sick on a holiday. There are a lot of people crammed onto that plane, so chances are, some is sick, so protect yourself against the germs and take some airborne.

Well guys, these are my top 5 tips for clean and healthy traveling on a long haul flight. What do you think? What are some of your favourite travel tips?

Until next time gang!

xx

B.

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And Today We Had Wings

Happy Sunday everyone,

What a weekend it has been! This weekend was my boyfriends birthday, so I had the exciting task of deciding how to make it a special one. I am sure I have worn out my flatmates ear discussing the different possibilities, what to get someone who has everything they need and really want? I decided I would go for an ‘experience’ rather than a ‘thing’ He has mentioned that he would like to try flying lessons a couple of times in the past so after some debating I thought, that’s it! I was a nervous wreck leading up to the day since the flight was weather dependant and I had no backup plan, but we got lucky and the weather was beautiful! We had to take a couple of trains to get there and the whole thing was a surprise until we were almost to the air field. I am normally terrible at keeping secrets from him so I was very proud of myself that I lasted for a couple of weeks without spilling the beans. He seemed pretty excited and even more so when the instructor let me go up as well in the back of the plane (I wasn’t so sure about that!) We were only up in the air for about a half hour but that was actually long enough to feel like we had a good go. The scenery over Stirling was lovely and the instructor was great at letting us see some of the sights. If flying lessons are something you have ever thought about doing, do it! It was such a cool experience and something a little different from the norm. Take a look at what we saw, what do you think?

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I hope everyone has had a good weekend, until next time!

xx