Whether you are a seasoned traveler or flying to Hawaii for the very first time, you are most likely not a fan of air travel. Between the layovers and the cramped spaces, we get it. So if you are sitting at your gate wondering if all of this is worth it, we can assure you that the lush green landscapes and cool ocean water totally is.
Here at Kahana Village, we want your entire Hawaii experience to be as carefree as possible. With that said, we have a few tips for staying safe and staying comfortable on the way to your Maui vacation!
Know Your Surroundings
Have you ever closed your eyes ever so slightly before boarding your red-eye only to realize that most of the plane has already been seated and the gate is about to close? Experts will tell you that the best way to stay safe (and on time) while traveling is to be alert and aware of what is going on around you. Avoid the stressful sprint to the gate entrance and skip the sedative.
And once you have made it on board, listen to the pre-flight safety instructions. We know you have probably heard it a 1,000 times but you never know when you could use that information. For those who enjoy listening to music or other entertainment, also make sure that you can hear any in-flight announcements through your earbuds!
This should come to no surprise, but the uncomfortable seatbelt that sits across your lap is required for a reason. While most of the flight should be smooth sailing, turbulence can happen from time to time and being securely buckled can help you avoid injuries.
Stow Your Stuff
On that same note, if you are packing light for Hawaii make sure that your carryon items are securely stowed in the overhead bins or properly under the seat. The last thing you would want is a backpack to hit your head should turbulence decide to make an appearance.
There is no lack of gadgets available to keep you comfy on the plane, so here are some of our suggestions:
- Neck Pillows: These have come a long way over the years and there is no shortage of options that fit a variety of needs. If you are looking for a refreshing snooze before landing in Hawaii, we suggest investing in one that checks off all of your preferences. From inflatable to foam beads, the options are endless so do a little research before your trip.
- Compression: There are few worse things than swollen legs, ankles, or feet after a long flight. If you agree, consider wearing a pair of compression socks or sleeves to help with circulation as you sit for a long period of time. Medical-grade compression can be found at sporting goods stores as well as specialty shops.
- Extras: A few additional items that can easily fit into your carryon and can make all of the difference. Facial wipes and disposable toothbrushes that don’t require water are perfect to freshen yourself up mid-flight or upon arrival. Disinfecting wipes are also a good idea to keep your surroundings clean and you healthy!
You have booked your beachfront accommodations, packed everything you would need, and all that is left is getting here. These tips are sure to have you feeling like an experienced vacationer and as comfortable as possible while flying. From start to finish, we hope that your Hawaii vacation is a trip of a lifetime! See you by the palm trees!