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5 Smart Tips for Long Flights

5 Smart Tips for Long Flights Cornerstone Wealth Management

One of the best ways to spend your retirement years is by traveling. Seeing the world and ticking off destinations from your bucket list can be exciting! But let’s be honest, the flights are miserable. Movement is restricted, and you sit in one position for hours. It’s important to take measures that make getting from point A to B as comfortable as possible. Whether you’ll be traveling to the Great Wall of China, or deep dive into Mexican cenotes, following these best travel practices can ensure a smoother journey for you.

  1. Less Coffee, More Water

Caffeine induces the loss of water in the body, causing dehydration.5 Coupled with dry in-flight air, you will lose an unnecessary amount of water, possibly leaving you dehydrated and tired by the time you land. So, make sure to hydrate with plenty of water – not soda or juices with caffeine or high sugar content.

  1. Carry a Toiletry Bag

Packing a small bag of toiletries in your carry-on can be a lifesaver! Try incorporating your usual lotion, toothpaste, and cleanser in small TSA-approved containers. Also, be sure to bring your necessary medications, pills, and hygiene products to keep you comfortable and feeling healthy. Not only does this help with refreshing while on the plane or during layovers, but it can be a lifesaver if your luggage gets stuck or lost at baggage claim.

  1. Dress for the Plane, not the Destination

Despite how excited you are about the sandy beaches and blue waters at your destination, the in-flight environment can be cold, dry, and confined. Avoid clothing that doesn’t allow free body movement or leaves you vulnerable to the chilly air. When it comes to traveling, soft, malleable, and warm clothing is your best friend!

  1. Don’t do the Unusual

When going for long-haul flights, it’s best to keep your routine simple. Doing things out of your ordinary habits, like trying out new foods, getting less sleep than usual, or engaging in strenuous physical activity prior to your flight, increases the risk of travel discomfort. And when you’re feeling uncomfortable in an already uncomfortable environment, you can even start to feel sick.

  1. Invest in Good Travel Essentials

Given how long you’ll be stationary, it’s wise to invest in essentials that can improve your journey. These can include items like travel stockings, a supportive neck pillow (try memory foam), an inflatable leg rest, noise-canceling earbuds, and a silk eye mask. These can ensure comfort throughout your airplane sleep or movie marathon.

Planning for a comfortable journey is just as important as planning for a comfortable retirement. To find out how you can better plan and manage your finances in retirement, Click here to talk to us today to help get you a step closer to your financial goals.


The article and opinions in this publication are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or Recommendations for any individual. We suggest that you consult your accountant, tax, or legal advisor with regard to your Individual situation. This content was created by Lone Beacon.

Registered Representatives offer securities through Independent Financial Group, LLC (IFG), Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment Advisor Representatives offer Advisory services through Independent Financial Group, LLC (IFG), a Registered Investment Adviser. Cornerstone Wealth Management, Cornerstone Tax Advisory and IFG are unaffiliated entities.

This material was partially prepared by Lone Beacon and does not necessarily represent the views of the presenting party, nor their affiliates. The information herein has been derived from sources believed to be accurate.

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