November is here, which means the holiday season is upon us. Who doesn’t love Thanksgiving and Christmas time?! With many people living away from their families, this time of year brings an opportunity to reconnect with loved ones and visit them back at home. However, as we all know, traveling during the holiday season is not always fun, as airports and highways are full of people with the same goal – getting home to their families as quickly as possible. While statistics for 2018 are not available yet, Thanksgiving travel in 2017 was the busiest since 2005.
With busy travel season upon us, below are a couple of tips from our PR agency on how to make Thanksgiving travel and beyond more comfortable this holiday season:
Use a travel pillow
Sitting on a plane for an extended amount of time can get uncomfortable, because, let’s face it, there is only a handful of us who can afford flying business. If you are flying with red-eye, or your flight is longer then 2 hours, I recommend using a travel pillow. This will allow you to sleep and arrive at your destination well-rested. A great pillow to use is Cabeau’s recently launched Evolution S3 pillow, which comes with straps attachable to the headset of the plane seat. This means that once you snooze, your head will NOT be falling forward because the pillow will hold it in one place – genius! What’s more, the pillow comes with a travel bag so you can conveniently store the pillow once you get off the plane.
Dr. Ferrer, MD, a pulmonologist and author of Cough Cures, explains that “airplanes cabins’ recirculating system dry out the nasal passages creating thick mucus that favors the development of viral infections.” And as you know, Fall is also flu season, which means you should be especially mindful of your health. Dr. Ferrer advises using Xlear all-natural saline spray with xylitol. It’s a natural product that keeps the nasal passages moist and prevents the attachment of virus and bacteria.
Bring your own snack
It really depends which airline you travel with, as some will charge you for snacks on-board. As someone who has always traveled a lot, I make sure I bring some small snacks with me on the flight to save some money on the overpriced in-flight offerings and ensure that hanger does not ensue. One new snack to consider is Weller’s CBD-infused Coconut Bites which are perfect for the anxious flyer. Available in three flavors (Original, Caramel, & Dark Chocolate), Weller’s Coconut Bites are non-GMO, dairy free, vegan, gluten-free and contain 5MG of CBD per bite. Say goodbye to flight fright and hello to smooth sailing!
Receive information about your flight
Make sure to sign up for alerts on your flight. This will make it possible for you to monitor the status of your flight. There are things that you cannot control, unfortunately, like weather, which may cause a delay of the incoming flight, thus causing your flight to leave later than planned. You will want to stay informed so that you do not end up sitting 5 hours at the airport.