First Time Flyer, No Fear

Flying for the first time can be nerve-racking for some individuals. You’re thousands of feet above the ground and you’re not the one in control. There can be bad weather, which means flyers can expect turbulence, and you may even be afraid of heights. But not to worry, your friends at Rubinsohn Travel will help ease your mind with some helpful flying tips.

Once you are on the plane make sure you pay attention to everything your flight attendant announces. Travelers are often excited for take-off that they often forget the most important part of flying is getting to the destination safely. Your flight attendant will instruct you on how to proceed in the event of an emergency, and answer any questions you have about flying. You will also learn how to use your mobile devices and when it is appropriate to leave your seat during the flight.

One of the first rules of air travel is to always bring a pack of gum. Airplanes are pressurized, so while taking off and landing you may experience a popping sensation in your ear that can become irritating and uncomfortable. However, chewing gum is key to avoid the sensation. By chewing and swallowing, the auditory tube in your inner ear is able to ease and equalize the pressure by letting air in and out, eliminating almost all-possible discomfort. Gum can be found at any stand in the airport, so don’t forget to grab a pack!

If flying 40,000 feet above the ground makes you feel anxious, Rubinsohn Travel suggests to keep yourself occupied during the flight. Most commercial airplanes now offer WiFi during the duration of your flight, such as Jet Blue, American Airlines, and Emirates. Specific airlines have also begun offering a variety of in-flight movies and games that are available throughout the duration of your flight. Not interested in the in-flight amenities? Create a new playlist of songs that will last through the duration of the flight and ease all worries!

Bad weather is often unavoidable, which means you need to learn a few tricks to help keep yourself calm. When experiencing turbulence, the best thing to do is to purchase a comfortable travel pillow. If the ride gets bumpy due to the bad weather, you will have something soft and comfortable to keep you in place. If turbulence makes you uneasy, try learning new breathing techniques to calm your nerves before your trip. New breathing techniques can help you find a place of tranquility and keep from becoming too stressed out.

We hope that these tips were helpful for the next time you board an aircraft! When you’re ready to start planning your flight to your next vacation with Rubinsohn Travel, give us a call at (215)-886-5200. We can’t wait to hear from you.