Flying can potentially affect our health and well being in a bunch of ways:
- The pressure changes in the cabin can wreak havoc on your ears, causing extreme ear pain, especially if you’re sick or have allergies or sinus issues (here’s a way to help it)
- Your feet and legs can swell from your blood pooling in your lower extremities, or you could develop a DVT (blood clot which, if it breaks free and travels to your lungs, can kill you) (here’s a way to avoid this)
- You’re stuck in a tin can with recirculated air for hours, so the chances of catching a cold from the person in 14B behind you, or of the person who sat in your seat on on the plane during the flight before you are real (but here’s how to decrease your chances of getting sick).
But it can also affect us another way – your digestive system.
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“Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve just reached our cruising altitude of 35,000 feet. I’m going to shut off the seatbelt sign and you’re free to walk around the cabin. But please keep your seatbelt fastened while in your seat, in the event of some unexpected turbulence.”
How many times have you heard that announcement or one similar to it? Ever wonder why that cruising altitude tends to be somewhere around 35,000 feet? I did. Here’s what I found out…
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There are a whole lot of travel sales going on right now, friends. They’re all pretty awesomesauce, but heads up that some end today, some tomorrow and some next week, so do’t take to long to check them out…
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Here’s a familiar scenario for some people: you’re in your seat on the plane and every time a young child goes by, you cross your fingers and maybe say a little prayer. “Not in front of me, not next to me, not behind me, not near me, please, please, please.” And sometimes you luck out, but sometimes not so much. And you wind up with a little one next to you who cries for the entire flight. Or there’s one behind you who kicks your seat incessantly. Maybe there’s one directly across the aisle and is in a screaming match with her little brother the whole trip. Or it could be the one who’s in front of you and stands on his seat so he can smear his boogers on the top of his seat back, right where you can see them.
Of course, sometimes you get a well behaved angel sitting near you, who’s quiet, does what his/her caregivers say, and at the end of the flight, I hope you praise the child and caregivers for how well behaved (s)he is. I know I do. But back to the times when there’s a very disruptive little one sitting near you…
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Fun Fact: Both Walt Disney World (WDW) and Disneyland (DL) have no fly zones over their respective properties. How and why that came to be, and exactly what/where the no fly zones have entailed in the past versus today (especially at WDW – theirs is not exactly the same as DL’s) is a very interesting piece of Disney theme park history…
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