DBT Corporate Travel Information - Travel
In the plane
* Take an inflatable travel pillow to keep
your neck positioned and supported. After a 12-hour flight
you know it's a sensible thing to pack.
* Take a pen for filling out customs forms.
* The low air humidity will affect you. Take
moisturiser (un-fragranced is best) to protect your lips,
which can end up cracked and dry. When attendants offer
you a warm, damp towel take it - a very refreshing comfort.
* Use Evian spray to freshen up and moisturise
your skin. Especially useful if your nose feels so dry that
* A natural freshener and body cleanser when
you can't have a shower or bath is old-fashioned Witch Hazel
applied with flat cotton pads.
* Every 10 or 15 minutes, help your circulation
and muscles by rotating your neck, shoulders, hands, arms
and feet. Take frequent walks up and down the aisles. Muscles
will ache if kept in one position too long and you risk
getting deep vein thrombosis.
* Before the plane takes off remove your
shoes (wear thick, woolen socks). The ascent and descent
of the plane can cause foot swelling and a flight without
tight shoes can make all the difference.
* Use disposable earplugs. Using them reduces
the stress associated with flying - particularly if you
are unfortunate enough to be sitting near a crying child.
* Ask for fruit on the flight and try to
limit salt and caffeine intake to minimise the effects of
air pressure and jet lag.
* One alcoholic drink in flight does the
work of two. In other words, it's twice as easy to get drunk
at high altitude, with the resulting bad after effects.
· The toilets at the rear of the plane
are usually the most pleasant - they are also the least
used because they are behind everyone!