Pack smarter: How to keep your travel documents and luggage organized

Pack smarter: How to keep your travel documents and luggage organized

The Secret to Bringing Water Through Airport Security

April 29, 2022

Only my closest friends know that I’m not the most organized traveler. It’s a secret I’ve managed to hide pretty well. But when I tried to check into a hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, recently, the truth came out.

I unsnapped my passport holder and a tsunami of airline ticket stubs, grocery store receipts, and COVID-19 test results spilled onto the counter. The scraps of paper betrayed the length of my trip, from a Qatar Airlines boarding pass to an expired PCR test result from Lisbon. 

Is it possible to sleep comfortably on an overnight flight especially with masks on?

Is it possible to sleep comfortably on an overnight flight especially with masks on?

Is it possible to sleep comfortably on an overnight flight especially with masks on?

April 9, 2022

Can you get a good night’s sleep on an overnight flight? I recently had the opportunity to find out. I booked one of the worst red-eye flights imaginable: an overnight itinerary from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to Cape Town, South Africa, with a midnight stopover in Doha, Qatar.

Is it possible to sleep comfortably on an overnight flight?

Is it possible to sleep comfortably on an overnight flight?

Is it possible to sleep comfortably on an overnight flight?

April 6, 2022

Can you get a good night’s sleep on an overnight flight? I recently had the opportunity to find out. I booked one of the worst red-eye flights imaginable: an overnight itinerary from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to Cape Town, South Africa, with a midnight stopover in Doha, Qatar.

Sleeping on planes has never been easy — especially when you’re seated in economy class. Throw in a mask requirement, and the likelihood of restful in-flight sleep seems slimmer than ever.

10 tips for staying properly hydrated on your next flight, according to expert

10 tips for staying properly hydrated on your next flight, according to expert

10 tips for staying properly hydrated on your next flight, according to experts

March 30, 2022

Between the routine disruption, free-flowing drinks, overuse of hand sanitizer and dry airplane cabins, staying hydrated while flying is no small feat. But it’s one of the most vital steps to ensure you arrive at your destination feeling fresh and ready to go.

“When at altitude, commercial airliners bring in outside air as part of the normal circulation process,” explains Bob Bacheler, managing director and in-flight nurse at Flying Angels. “One advantage of this is air is exchanged more often than [almost] any other building, making the air safer to breathe from a viral transmission perspective. The downside of this is the lack of humidification, usually around 15% to 20%, which is half of what people find comfortable.”