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What To Wear When Flying On Vacation

Apr 11, 2008
Flying for long hours can get really uncomfortable. Knowing the right kind of clothing to wear can really help you relax for the long journey ahead of you. You do not want to wear shoes that are going to be confining because feet normally swell during the flight. It is also important to remember to stay hydrated because no matter what you wear if you are not hydrated flying may be still be uncomfortable.

The average person going on a business flight will travel for approximately four hours or about a one hour meeting. If you are going on a business trip it is recommended that you fly into town the night before so that you will not be in your business attire that can be restraining. Being restricted for long periods of time can make you cranky and very uncomfortable.

The best solution is to allow your self enough time to change before the meeting or fly in the night before. Most business clothes will fit into a carry on so you will not have to check anything and worry about losing your luggage. It is not recommended to fly in a business unless there is not other option available to you.

Vacationers will have an easier time while traveling. Casual clothes are the best clothes to wear for long flights. It is important to remember that on really long flights you most likely want to wear cotton or soft clothing. Jeans are good if they are loose and not confining or too tight. You will want to breathe easy for the whole flight. Sweats or other soft fabrics are the best because they breathe easily and will not confine any movements that are already difficult on a plane. Shirts also need to be loose so that you can move freely. Do not over dress for the plane ride. Layering your clothing, so that you will not have to carry as much, can be a problem even though most planes have air conditioning. You do not want to make your self too hot on the plane.

Shoes are very important when flying. Wearing the right shoes can make the trip more comfortable. You will not want to wear high heels because of the swelling that can occur on a plane may not allow you to place them back on your feet. That is why wearing sneakers or tennis shoes are the most recommended pair of shoes. Sandals will give allow room for swelling, but your toes may not appreciate everyone stepping on them. Many people are in a hurry to get off the plane so many do not pay attention to where they are stepping.

Clothes that are comfortable to wear at home are probably going to be the best choice to wear for a long flight. Remember no body looks that good on a long trip so do not worry too much about you appearance. You will want to go for what is most comfortable.
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Andrew Gibson is MD of Direct Holiday Bookings. It is one of the fastest growing on line holiday home rentals websites. To see an example of why Direct Holiday Bookings is growing so rapidly have a look at Holiday Villas
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