Airline Travel Tips #1

Traveling this summer? No fear, FAL is here with some helpful tips to guide you 🙂

1. Personal Pillows and Blankets
People with allergies tend to be especially sensitive to different materials. As someone with allergies myself I have travelled and felt itchy and uncomfortable with the pillows and blankets the airlines provided for long flights. Non coincidentally, when I’ve used their pillows and blankets I will sneeze nonstop until I move the pillow or blanket off of me. Something in the pillow or blanket is definitely an irritant and I recommend taking your own personal pillow and blanket so you can have a more comfortable and relaxing journey!

2. Wipe the seats!
People bring all kinds of foods to snack on during flights. Though airlines usually clean the planes between flights, there isn’t time for an in depth cleaning. What does that mean? If the person on the last flight was using the remote while snacking on some cashews there is a risk for a CONTACT reaction if you are using the remote and it wasn’t wiped down. But don’t worry, there’s an easy way to eliminate this risk! Just use Wet Wipes or Clorox Wipes to wipe down your seat, tray table, remote/TV when you board the plane – then wash your hands and you should be good to go!

3. Wipe your hands before eating!
This one seems obvious, but if your relaxed in your plane seat, on a long international flight you might forget! Just make sure your hands are clean (in case you accidentally got some allergen residue on your hand unknowingly) before you start eating and your hands are in your mouth.

Stay tuned for Travel Tips installment #2 next week!

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