How can I improve plane travel?
Most people have no problems when flying, but it may make air travel safer and more comfortable. Here are some tips:
- Carry enough of all the medicines you take in your hand luggage. Ask your doctor if you should change your dosages if your eating and sleeping times will change when you reach your destination. Bring enough medicine to last throughout the trip. Take extra medicine in case your return is delayed.
- If you have diabetes or epilepsy, carry a notification and identification card as the “Diabetes Alert Card” (On Diabetes Alert Card) from the American Diabetes Association (American Diabetes Association), call or write 800-DIABETES American Diabetes Association, 1660 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314. Have the name and telephone number of your doctor with you in case of an emergency. Remember to bring the names and dosages of all your medications.
- The air in airplanes is dry, so drink nonalcoholic, decaffeinated beverages and water to avoid dehydration.