When you’re flying long-haul to an international destination, it’s important that you look after yourself so you arrive as refreshed as you can at your destination.
Here’s some suggestions on what you should do during your flight:
- Drink plenty of water
- Walk around the cabin and stretch when it’s safe to do so and the seatbelt sign is off
- Don’t drink too much alcohol or caffeine, as it will dehydrate you
- To try to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT), don’t cross your legs, regularly circle your ankles, gently shake your feet and massage your calves and thighs.
If you have a history of DVT or are in an at-risk category then we strongly recommend you talk to your medical practitioner before flying.