Traveling in coach is never fun and on long trips it is even worse, but with a few preparations you can actually be comfortable and enjoy your flight.
Choosing Your Seat
The most common complaint that we hear about flying in coach is that the space is really tight. You can’t change the amount of space but there are a couple of little tricks that you can try. Ask for a seat in the bulkhead row – this gives you more leg and knee room but less foot room. If you are travelling as a pair ask for an aisle seat and a window seat with a seat between you. That single seat is less likely to get booked, which gives you a lot more space.
Flying at Night
Sleeping in coach can be a real challenge. If you are the types of person that can grab a neck pillow, recline your seat and sleep, then this is a great way to arrive refreshed rather than arriving tired later at night after traveling all day. These flights are often less booked too, which increase the likelihood that you’ll have more room.
Bring along your neck pillow or travel pillow to help you get comfortable. Headphones and your music can pass the time quickly and take your mind off the cramped quarters. Anything that will entertain you for hours is a good bet to bring along. Dress in layers so that you can make yourself comfortable no matter what temperature the airplane is, and it can vary significantly.
Many flights no longer offer food, and those that do may not be all that appealing to you. It’s a good idea to bring along your own sandwich or an other food that’s allowed. That way you don’t have to worry about what you’ll eat. Besides when you are full you are more likely to be comfortable.
Happy flying our fellow travelers! Remember that there is magic all around you.
-David & Kylie Knight