Another area within your control is your attitude. Tempers tend to flare with the smallest brush or bump. Practice jet-etiquette and mind your manners by saying excuse me, please, thank you, etc. Do not take things personally. That traveler who knocked your carryon into your shin may have been in a hurry and not even aware of the incident. The passenger who yells at the attendant, causing all eyes to warily focus on him, may just be a Type-A personality, not the next case of “air rage.” (more…)
September 13, 2011
September 5, 2011
Airline food is an oxymoron of sorts. While it may not be a joy to consume, it is at least something to do while locked in your seat. Airline meals tend to lack the carbohydrates your body needs to overcome fatigue and jet lag.
Another major contributor to dehydration is consuming caffeine and especially alcohol. Both squeeze the water from your body as a sponge, leaving you dry and irritable. Alcohol is also a depressant and combining it with pressurized cabin air contributes in a large way to the foul moods exhibited by testy travelers. (more…)