Depending on where you’re coming from, your trip to Chitose could be completely painless or it could go on forever. We’ve pulled together some useful tips that will help you start your next great adventure on a positive note.What to pack in your hand luggage:
- First, pack your passport, travel docs, credit cards and vital medications. Next, you’ll need some extra in-flight entertainment to help pass the time. A juicy book and a laptop filled with your favorite shows are always good options. If you intend to catch more than just forty winks, a quality neck pillow and a pair of noise-canceling headphones will also come in handy. Finally, squeeze in a toothbrush and some deodorant so you’ll hop off the plane feeling fresh and raring to go.
Do not pack the following items in your hand luggage:
- Squeeze all your full-sized bottles of shampoo and conditioner in your checked luggage. Any liquids or gels in your carry-on suitcase larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) will be confiscated by authorities. Sharp objects, like your treasured pocket knife, and products which are explosive or flammable, such as aerosol cans, spray paint and fireworks, are also prohibited.
What to wear on a flight:
- The main aim is to be as comfortable as possible. Layer up in natural fibers and bring a jacket in case it gets cold in the cabin. Opt for flat, well-fitting shoes as your feet may swell during the flight. Leave the high heels and heavy hiking boots in your luggage.
- You’ve probably heard about DVT (deep vein thrombosis), a blood clot condition caused by prolonged periods of sitting. There are many ways to lower your risk. Wear a pair of compression socks or tights, drink lots of water often and get your legs and feet moving. Do a few laps of the cabin or try out some simple stretches in your seat.