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Flying high comfortably

india Updated: Apr 30, 2010 02:19 IST

Here are a few tips you can follow to ensure you have a comfortable air trip:

To beat jetlag, book an overnight flight or one that arrives in the evening when travelling east. So you can either catch your sleep on the flight or as soon as you get in to your destination.

To prevent the swelling of feet as it happen on long flights, walk in the aisle at intervals and try not to take off your shoes.

Refrain from guzzling down on the free booze when on a flight, as too much alcohol causes dehydration. Tank up instead on plain water.

When making flight reservation, remember to request for special meals if you have any food restrictions.If your baggage does not arrive on the same flight as you, fill out a Property Irregularity Report (PIR), with a description of the baggage, a list of contents and address to which it should be forwarded. If your baggage does not arrive at all, place a claim with the airline within 21 days.

For a smooth ride on a plane, choose the seats located near the wings as if the plane hits an air pocket, this is where you will get the least amount of bumps.