#1 – Layers, Layers, Layers
While on an airplane you will usually notice that the cabin is an assemblage of various disparate micro-climates. This means that the temperature is never set to comfortable, that’s why you find yourself sometimes feeling too hot or too cold.
I hope I’m not the only traveler on earth feeling as so!
So, since in-flight blankets are dodgy, you have to take the matter into your own hands! The best way you can handle such situation and fight the temperature discomfort is to layer—yes, layers can fix it all!
Layering helps you be ready for all climate situations on the airplane. Plus it gives you the option to remove or add a layer depending on how hot or shivering you are feeling. Personally, I always make sure to wear layers, such as a large cotton scarf that I can double as a wrap when I’m cold.
Pashminas, shawls, wraps, cardigans, jackets, and many other layers are also a good example of useful layers. Layers are versatile and can be used for many different purposes.
If you are warm and don’t feel like wearing them, you can roll them and use them as makeshift pillows during your flight. Another advantage of wearing layers is packing less in your luggage and therefore saving valuable space in your suitcase. Layers are the key to your ultimate comfort, especially, for mid-season travelers, who find it hard to predict the changeable climates.
For a practical use, you’d better purchase a bag, like the one from Baggu, in which you can put your extra layers when it’s warm. The latter bags are very flexible, as they take very little space and can also be squashed up and stuffed into your pocket for reuse.