We have just boarded, after a 45-minute delay. There’s a boy, around six or seven, who is unwell on the plane. He is seated alongside his mother and father, who swapped seats with me ‘to be with his family.’
The boy clearly does not want to fly and makes several stops to the bathroom when he feels queasy. He is among many travellers who fall ill on the plane- either from motion sickness or contracting a bug.
There’s good news- travellers can take preventative measures so that they do not get sick before they head to their holiday.
Here are some tips:
Hydrate: A few glasses of water can do wonders for the body. Air travel can cause dehydration, which leads to fatigue, headaches and other health issues. Try to drink water throughout the flight rather than gulp it all down at once.