The glamor of air travel – its aspirational meaning in the public imagination – disappeared before its luxury did, dissipating as flying gradually became commonplace. -Virginia Postrel
Anyone who has flown before knows just how stressful it can be.
While there is no cure yet for avoiding flight delays, screaming babies, and long security lines, there are ways to make air travel a little bit more bearable. And no, it doesn’t have to require the purchase of $11 bottom shelf whiskey three times per flight. (Although you can’t deny that it works for some).
Being as familiar with tedious and cramped airplane travel as I am, the following is my insider’s guide to surviving your flight.