This month we chatted with the Cabin Crew of Emirates Airlines to find out some tips to keep in mind from packing to being active onboard. Their tips are worth noting when flying first class domestically and internationally.
Keep a Goodie Bag
No matter where you're headed, there are essentials you will always need. While airlines offer great onboard amenities, keep a ziploc bag at the ready and simply replenish the small bottles as needed. They suggest the recently updated The Urban Travellers collection, which is comprised of different pouches in a variety of sizes, styles and colors.
Assemble a Capsule Collection
Create outfits and pieces that are easily coordinated to create different looks. Think basics: black pants, white jeans, neutral t-shirts, jean jacket. Wear your bulkiest items on the plane to free up space in your luggage and keep you warm during travel.
Don't Forget Statement Jewelry
Bring a pair of statement earrings and bangles to add that pop of color.
Roll or Lay Flat?
The great debate! Roll your clothes to maximize space, or lay them flat to minimize creases. Fill suitcase gaps with socks, belts, intimates and hair tools to create a flat surface before laying down clothing.
Prepare for the Plane
Your brain and body will always thank you for a carefully constructed carry-on.
The Emirates' Cabin Crew recommends a few hydrating tools (lip balm, body lotion and moisture spray) to keep you feeling fresh while you're flying the friendly skies.
STAY ACTIVE ONBOARD
The crew suggests a few exercises that you can do while you're traveling so that you can stay loose.
Circle your feet at the ankles.
>> 20 times each foot.
Lift one buttock off the seat, tightening the muscles on that side. Hold to the count of 5.
>> Repeat each side 5 times.
Press the knees and thighs together and tighten buttock muscles. Hold to the count of 5.
>> Repeat 5 times.
Lift heels and press toes into the floor, then lift your toes and press heels into the floor.
>> Do this 10 times for each foot.
Read more from the July Issue of Athleisure Mag and see Something You Should Know | Navigating First Class in mag.