Why Do People Fart More When They’re On A Plane? And What Can They Do To Prevent It?

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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Please Don’t Break The Ten Unwritten Rules of Flying!

Unless you’re in business or first class, flying is not a super duper lot of fun. And why should it be? I mean, you’re part of a coupla hundred people in ever-shrinking close quarters inside a tin can for what can be several hours. Unless it’s your very first plane ride, I don’t think flying in this day and age can ever be made into a truly “good time,” but here are some ways to help make things better for everyone. Consider them to be the unwritten rules of flying. Please don’t break them!
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Why Do Planes Fly At 35,000 Feet?

“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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All About Flying With A Cold – Safety, Protection, Kids, Refunds & More

Almost everyone has had to fly when they’re sick. It makes an uncomfortable situation even more miserable but you usually get through it OK.

However there are always questions about flying when you have a cold. Should you? Shouldn’t you? What can people do to not be miserable when flying with a cold? What if you’re flying while sick and have kids with you? Can you ask for a refund or reschedule until you feel better? Hopefully this post will help answer a lot of these questions.

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