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10 Clever Tips For Reaching Travel Zen In The Air

Air travel is the ultimate luxury. Enjoy it to its fullest with these small tips and the unique amenities aboard the Emirates A380 — flying out of DFW starting October 1st.

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1. Pick your seat wisely.

SeatGuru.com helps you choose the most comfortable seat for any airline, taking into account room and engine noise, among other things.
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SeatGuru.com helps you choose the most comfortable seat for any airline, taking into account room and engine noise, among other things.

2. Cut down the stress of getting to your gate on time.

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If you travel often, you can apply for a TSA Pre✓™.

3. Invest in a pair of noise-cancelling headphones to block out that stressful ambient sound inside the cabin.

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Ambient noise on a plane — passenger chatter aside — can reach up to 105 decibels (during takeoff). Cutting out the surrounding sounds will allow you to focus on peaceful thoughts and resting.

4. Download a white noise app to put you at ease on board.

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Simply Noise offers a wide selection of relaxing noises for both Android and iOS devices.

5. Bring an external battery pack to prevent running out of juice on long flights.

Just don't forget to charge the battery pack before leaving home!
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Just don't forget to charge the battery pack before leaving home!

6. Dress in light, breathable layers.

Multiple layers will allow you to adjust to temperature changes in the terminal and aboard the flight to help you stay comfortable no matter how hot or cold the plane gets.
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Multiple layers will allow you to adjust to temperature changes in the terminal and aboard the flight to help you stay comfortable no matter how hot or cold the plane gets.

7. Dab a little essential peppermint or lavender oil on your pressure points to relax naturally.

Transfering the oil to a small roll-on container will make transporting the oil with you on a plane effortless and ensure you don't dispense too much oil at once.
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Transfering the oil to a small roll-on container will make transporting the oil with you on a plane effortless and ensure you don't dispense too much oil at once.

8. Apply a versatile unscented moisturizer to your elbows, hands, and lips throughout the flight.

Remember to pack a travel-size version of your favorite product for your carry-on.
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Remember to pack a travel-size version of your favorite product for your carry-on.

9. Move around and stretch to keep your circulation going.

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Walking around the plane also reduces your chances of getting a blood clot while in the air.

10. Drink plenty of water before, during and after the flight.

Bringing a refillable water bottle with you to the airport will save you on those sometimes-outrageous airport water prices.
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Bringing a refillable water bottle with you to the airport will save you on those sometimes-outrageous airport water prices.

Enjoy your flight aboard the new Emirates A380 to find the ultimate travel relaxation in its first-class spa.

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