8 Steps to the Perfect Flying Experience

I’m literally the last person on earth who should be writing a post about how to fly. Why? Because I hate flying. Hate it. It is my absolute biggest fear.

I am the only person at the airport who loves the security line. Take all the time you need TSA, and thanks for keeping us safe. Plus a little part of me always feels a bit devious when I take my shoes off and walk around barefoot in a public place.

But back to flying. Due to my fears, I’ve become obsessive in this department and are therefore the most prepared any traveler has ever been. Ever.

So take it from me, the expert over-thinker on the issue. Here are my top flying tips:
1. You’re jetsetting. Feel fabulous. I always get a manicure and pedicure before flying. It brings out my inner Sasha Fierce. And we all know Sasha is too Fierce to be scared of flying.

For my recent trip to San Francisco, I chose this emerald green (the Pantone color of the year!) because I decided that fall happened and I’m over brights.

2. But on the that note, don’t wear makeup. Okay, okay. Mascara only. I’m convinced I always get pimples after flights so slather on some oil-free lotion and don’t even pretend like your life is going to turn into a rom com and you’ll be sitting next to the man of your dreams. Spoiler alert: NOPE.

3. Flying is the best excuse to buy 8 celebrity trash magazines. After all, if they won’t let you listen to music, watch Netflix, or even recline your seat back, you’ll need something to distract you from the thought of plunging to your death in a ball of fire. Woof, got a little too into the mind of me there for a hot second.
4. Always wear a scarf. It doubles as a pillow. You’re welcome.

Here’s the how-to on that one:

5. On that note layer clothes. I’m usually freezing on airplanes but if I’m not, the layers create more pillows. If there is one thing I’m great at, it’s making coach feel extra cozy.
6. Always pick up a delicious hot beverage. Hot chocolate for me, since I don’t want the caffeine of coffee disturbing me from passing out faster than you can say “I’d like tomato juice with just a splash of Bloody Mary mix”. Name that movie.
7. The second your butt hits the seat, shamelessly take your shoes off and replace them with these. 

I’m partial to The ones with cute animal faces but if you are too cool want something a little less embarrassing awesome, go for it.

8.. If you’ve got the dreaded middle seat, which I did recently, decide before take off which neighbor will be less mad if you accidentally fall asleep on them. If its a close call, always pick the person with the least bony shoulders. 
And there you have it. The recipe for the perfect flying experience. Hope I’ve been of some assistance to you newbie jetsetters and fellow neurotic flyers.

This post first appeared as a guest post on Friday Morning Buzz.


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