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With many airlines raising fees, charging for amenities that used to be free, and cutting back on the services offered, flying can often be quite a miserable experience. To make sure that your next journey is much more enjoyable, take a look at OROGOLD’s top tips on how to fly in comfort.

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Choose a Good Seat
While many people often wait until the day before their flight to check-in online and choose their seat, it can sometimes be helpful to pick a good seat from the start. There are a few websites out there, such as SeatGuru, that color-code all of the airline plane maps, highlighting the best seats. Other websites rate certain seats depending on leg room, seat width and more, allowing you to choose your seat depending on the factors that matter the most to you. If, for whatever reason, you aren’t able to pre-book your seat, and are at the airport with the only options being middle seats, there is still some hope. Ask the airline agent at the gate to try to seat you in a middle seat between two people that have the same last name, as chances are that one of them won’t mind switching seats with you on the plane. Likewise, if there are two of you travelling, choosing an aisle and window seat means that there is less of a chance that someone will sit in that middle seat, giving you some valuable extra room.

Always Carry a Refresher Kit
Taking along a small bag in your carry-on that contains some emergency aids for when you need to feel refreshed or soothed can make all the difference on an uncomfortable flight. The first two items that it should always contain are a toothbrush and toothpaste. Other items that OROGOLD would recommend that you bring are moisturizer, lip balm, some perfume, deodorant, ear plugs, and an eye-mask. OROGOLD reminds you that these can all be purchased in mini flight-sized containers, so they won’t take up much space at all in your bag.

Woman working on a laptop in a plane.

Bring Entertainment
A flight, especially a long-haul one, can be a great opportunity to catch up on some work, and while you should always bring some with you, good entertainment is usually the best thing to make those hours fly by. Whether it’s a pair of high quality, sound-blocking headphones that you can use with your seat’s personal screen, a tablet packed with films that you’ve been meaning to watch, a good book, or even some paper and pens to doodle on, you will be thankful for the extra entertainment during those torturous middle hours of the flight.

While first and business class passengers may not need to worry as much when it comes to flying in comfort, this is not usually the case for those travelling coach! A small amount of planning and preparation before you fly is all that you need to make your journey comfortable and enjoyable rather than stressful and tiring!

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