Hydrate Often and Other Tips on How to Handle Long Flights

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Alicia Rancilio, The Associated Press, March 1, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Professional nomad Brandon Presser (he's written more than 50 travel books) has been on countless long flights.

He can't help your seat assignment (i.e. a last row, middle seat by the bathroom) or boredom but Presser does have tips for flying so you're ready to hit the ground running when you arrive.



"I pack pretty methodically for a long flight in my carry-on. I have a kit that has everything that you would want, eye drops, Advil, moisturizer."



"I drink a ton of water, mostly because it gets you up to go to the bathroom and you stretch your legs. Drinking a lot of water really helps. And drinking way more than you think. Way more. Have you seen what an empty (water) bottle looks like at the end of a flight? All crumpled? That's what flying does to your insides. If you're like, 'Oh, I've had a liter of water. I'm fine.' No, no, no. Drink two."



"Don't drink alcohol on a flight. I mean, it's fun but it really does damage. I find that I bounce back a lot quicker than everyone else because I follow these very simple things."



"I never take sleeping pills on a flight, ever, just in case I need to be lucid. Take a sleeping pill when you get there and get checked into the hotel and it's really time to go to bed."


Watch Brandon Presser each week on his new Bravo docu-series "Tour Guide," airing Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EDT.





This article was written by Alicia Rancilio from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.