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Travel tip: A little courtesy goes a long way on airplanes

A little courtesy goes a long way in making an airplane trip more comfortable for you and your fellow passengers.

There are things you can do to make your airplane trip more comfortable:

Drink water to stay hydrated, layer up to combat chilly cabin temperatures, move around to avoid blood clots.

But what can you do to help keep your seatmates comfortable? A little courtesy goes a long way.

Here are a few tips:

• Take it easy on the drinks. Pressurized cabin air means you react faster to the effects of alcohol.

• Keep your socks and/or shoes on. Nobody wants to look at (or potentially smell) your bare feet.

• Try out a new sleep or motion sickness medication. A bad reaction will make for a miserable trip for you, your fellow passengers and the flight crew.


Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter @shirley_trib.

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