Next time when you are dressing for a long flight, consider the following:
- Avoid clothing with studs/metal as they could potentially set off the metal detector.
- If you have long hair, bring a hair tie! From experience, it gets static-ky on the plane and tying my hair down helps manage the icky static feeling.
- Wear comfortable clothes! Remember that you will be sitting for a long period of time, so it is important to not wear anything too tight that may cause discomfort.
- The quickest way to adapt to the varied temperature in the plane is to dress in layers.
- Bring or wear a comfy pair of socks to keep your feet warm.
- Bring a small bottle of lotion to moisturize as the air in the plane cabin could be dry.
- Footwear! Wearing shoes that are easy to slip on and off would not only speed up the security check line, it also makes your life easier when you are putting your shoes on to use the restroom on the plane. (The leg space on airplanes might be limited and you might not have enough space to bend down to fiddle with shoe laces or straps.)
I recently purchased a pair of TOMS recommended by a coworker because of the arch support. I would image that TingTinging about and around the terminals sporting the canvas shoes would make both your fellow passengers and feet happy.
Good to know: To prevent your feel from swelling on a long plane ride, get up and stretch your legs and walk around about once an hour.