We’ve pulled together all the info you need to make your journey as stress-free as possible. Follow our tips and you’ll be speeding through airport security and having a blast in Edmonton in no time flat.What to pack in your hand luggage:
- The trick to having a pain-free flight experience is to be prepared. First up, the essentials: passport, boarding pass, cash and important medications. Next, bring on board items that’ll help keep you busy, like some electronic devices or a thrilling novel. You’ll also want to pack your chargers, a neck pillow and a pair of earplugs. And of course, don’t forget to pop in toiletries like a toothbrush, cleansing wipes and a clean T-shirt.
Do not pack the following items in your hand luggage:
- Pack all your full-sized bottles of shampoo and conditioner in your checked luggage. Any liquids or gels in your carry-on bag larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) won’t be allowed on. Pointed or sharp objects, like your treasured Swiss Army knife, and dangerous products which are flammable or explosive, such as aerosol cans, spray paint and strong acids, are also not allowed.
What to wear on a flight:
- Comfort should always be your number one priority when picking what to wear on board. Consider your choice of footwear with care too, as swollen ankles and feet can be a side effect of flying. Roomy, closed-toed shoes are always a good idea.
- The serious condition by the name of DVT (deep vein thrombosis) is a risk on long-haul flights. It’s the result of blood clots forming due to inactivity and poor circulation. Doing regular leg and foot exercises in your seat is a great way to prevent this occurring. Wearing a pair of compression socks is also a wise idea.