Jiwon Choi is an official CAPA blogger for summer 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. An Art History major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, she is studying abroad in Florence this semester.
In her first post, Jiwon gives us some good tips on how to survive long flights.
As an international student I have some experience on long flights, and with multiple experiences I have some good tips and know-how on how to get through these torturous hours as easily as possible.
1. Wear simple clothing
I know you want to look stunning and perfect on your first day in a new foreign country, but if you want to go through the long trip easily you better wear something comfortable. I prefer casual clothes like a simple t-shirt and sweatpants, but anything light would do. Avoid wearing clothes with metal decorations as they will become torturous iron maidens, poking and leaving marks on your body from all directions once you are on the airplane. Any shoes are fine but it is best if you take them off as soon as you are in your seat and change into slippers the airlines sometimes provide. Having your feet comfortable will greatly improve the quality of your experience on long airplane flights.Continue Reading →