How to Fly Comfortably in Economy Class

Not to sound like a spoiled brat, but flying in economy class can often come with its fair share of discomforts, particularly when talking about long overseas flights. In case you have one of those ahead and you’re looking for different ways to make the time more pleasurable, we’re here to help you out with some tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your economy class journey.

Always reserve a seat

If you have to have a truly good time on the plane, always make sure to reserve a seat beforehand. For the longer flights, I find the aisle seats to be the best option, as you can always get up and stretch or walk for a bit without having to bother any other passenger. This is especially important since seating in the same position for a long time can result in swollen legs, which are not only uncomfortable, but can also be quite painful as well. If you’re lucky enough and you book the flight enough time before, you might even be lucky enough to get a seat near the emergency exit doors that has extra space for your legs.

Bring warm clothes

If you’re an experienced traveler, you’ve probably already noticed that the temperature on the plane is set to create a bit of a chilly environment, so bringing some warm clothes like knit sweaters or cardigans is a must. I personally prefer Irish knit cardigans, as you can easily take them off or use them as a warm blanket or head pillow. Online stores like have a wide selection of Irish women’s clothing where you can choose the perfect cardigan or knit sweater with a beautiful design that you can wear not only on the plane, but also in everyday life as well.

Pack your favorite snacks

No matter if you’ve already chosen your meal when booking your flight, packing snacks is a must, as you never know when you’ll get hungry or get a specific craving that only your favorite pack of chips can satisfy. To avoid paying for an overpriced trail of those on the plane, prepare before the flight and opt for healthier snacks that won’t get you bloated or cause any discomfort such as nuts, granola bars, crackers, and cut fruit and vegetables.

Keep yourself entertained

Finally, even the longest flight can be more bearable with the right form of entertainment. Before leaving the house, take a look around for things that might keep you invested while on the plane. Maybe you have a book that you’ve been wanting to start reading for a while now or a series that you always seem too busy to watch and now it might be the perfect time to download it. Another great idea for those who leave everything for the last minute would be to plan your itinerary so that you know exactly what activities you need to do or which places you’re going to visit once you arrive at your destination.