Any tips for the flight


#1

Hi there, this will be my first long flight to the UK. Does anyone have any tips on what to wear or take on the plane? I was thinking of wearing tracksuit pants instead of jeans for comfort or loose fitting pants. Does anyone have any tips?


#2

For clothes it is a personal choice really. I am more worried about the bordem. I am not a good sleeper on planes. Sleeping tablets do not seem to work either. So I am pinning all of my hopes on good movies at the moment. [br][br]Has anyone ever flown virgin atlantic before???


#3

i would suggest loose pants and a change of top and underwear and for the boredom take a book and some music and hope there will be some good movies on


#4

Moet I was thinking of doing what you suggested too. I am also taking my toothbrush onboard and some toothpaste (somehow to meet the 100ml standards)to clean teeth during stopover.


#5

It depends on who you are flying wiht, but on my way here last week i flew with qantas and they gave everyone a kit with a little toothbrus and tooth paste…so maybe you will get that and not have to worry bout the 110mls. The other thing i did was get a kids sized toothpaste for my hand luggage, and it was less than 100mls.[br][br]Also, something comfortable to wear, i chose jeans and a tshirt and a tracksuit top that i wore when i was cold. I also put a pair of tracksuit pants in my hand luggage and put thme on when i went to sleep. I found i asked alot of people what to wear and they all said different things. Whatever you choose make sure its comfortable![br][br]Cheers Katie


#6

Thanks Katie84. We are flying with Singapore so I am hoping they meet my expectations. A toothpaste pack sounds great. Whatever I choose to wear it’ll be something comfortable and might take something extra to change into.


#7

Good thinking… I hadn’t really put much thought into what I was going to wear on the plane!!! I was too busy worrying about what to pack…[br][br]I think I might try stretchy jeans… I think track suit pants are a fabulous idea but I dont want to have to carry them around for the rest of my trip as I wont wear them anywhere else. I wonder if I could get away with p.j pants in hand luggage??? [br][br]Thanks Moet for the suggestion of a change of top and underwear!!![br][br]Sarah


#8

Good thinking… I hadn’t really put much thought into what I was going to wear on the plane!!! I was too busy worrying about what to pack…[br][br]I think I might try stretchy jeans… I think track suit pants are a fabulous idea but I dont want to have to carry them around for the rest of my trip as I wont wear them anywhere else. I wonder if I could get away with p.j pants in hand luggage??? [br][br]Thanks Moet for the suggestion of a change of top and underwear!!![br][br]Sarah


#9

Haha p.j pants sounds good! I’m flying with Air New Zealand, with a stopover through Hong Kong. Should be an interesting couple of hours. [br]For anybody who has taken sleeping pills on planes, is it ok? I know a few ppl who have and they said it was a bit dodgey, esp if your by yourself.[br]Anybody else have info/ideas??


#10

trackies are definitely the way to go for the flight!!


#11

If you have not used sleeping tablets before I would advise you to use them first on a night when you are not travelling and at least a few days beforehand to see how they affect you. I use Restavit which is an antihistamine at times due to shiftwork. It’s an over-the-counter medication. Restavit helps relieve insomnia. I usually take 1/2 a tablet to get me to sleep and it doesn’t make me drowsy the next day. [br]I would also be aware that some countries do not allow sleeping medication such as Temazepam as it is a drug of addiction without a permit. At least one week is required for the processing of the controlled substance permits.