Sunday, November 4, 2018

How Dry Is The Air On An Airplane

The answer is very. That's in VERY! And the longer the flight, the worse it is. I've always known it was important to keep myself hydrated while flying but it was only recently that I had a demonstration of how dry the air really is onboard a flight.

On a flight from Los Angeles to Sydney Australia, I managed to spill a full cup of water right into my lap. Not partially on my leg. But squarely in my lap, if you get the picture. My pants got soaked and my underwear got soaked. We were in Delta Comfort + which has non-fabric seats and there was even a puddle of water on the seat when I stood up that need a bunch of napkins to mop up.

Now you can, if you want, picture me heading to the bathroom, stripping down and wringing out my underwear. (And of course, this would be the one time I didn't have a change in my carry on ... lesson learned. ) 

But here's the point of this post. My pants are made of quick dry Supplex nylon and they were dry in minutes. But what amazed me was how fast my cotton underwear dried.  While still on my body!

And now the purpose of the post. Sure, we've heard this before but now I'm really emphasizing it for my readers. Drink lots and lots of water when flying. Use lip balm and lotion to keep your skin moisturized. Consider bringing eye drops to avoid that gritty feeling in your eyes and a saline nasal spray for your nasal membranes. 

But especially drink water. And a lot of it, the longer the flight. 

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