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Did You Know? embark How to stay HealtHy during travel Murielle Heer, a US Airways flight attendant, shares tips for healthy flying. ■ First, illustrations by nigel holmes know your limits. If you’ve been sick or have recently undergone surgery, make sure your doctor approves of travel. ■ Have your medication, even something as simple as aspirin, ready to access in your carry-on bag. And packing extra is a good idea. ■ Get a good night’s sleep before travel. ■ Take daily vitamins and immune-boosting supplements during cold and flu season. ■ Pack healthy snacks such as nuts, veggies, or fruit. ■ Bring antibacterial gel and wipes. I use wipes to clean my armrests and air vent. ■ When traveling on long flights, make sure you get some exercise. Please don’t perform yoga in the galleys, but feel free to walk up and down the aisle once every hour to stretch your legs. Also, stretching and flexing your legs and neck while sitting will help keep the blood flowing. ■ A saline nasal spray can keep the inside of your nose from drying out in the dry cabin air. ■ When traveling internationally and arriving during the day, take a nap for about an hour and then get up and go about your day. You’ll be tired in the evening and will very likely get a good night’s sleep. This strategy will help you adapt to the time change. ■ Last, but not least, stay hydrated! Adequate hydration is a great way to minimize fatigue, headaches, and bloating. I recommend avoiding alcohol, caffeine, and tomato juice (due to the high salt content) on long flights. ? News, Notes, and Inflight Insights What is a jet stream? Simply put, a jet stream is a current of high-speed air about six to nine miles above the earth. The planet’s rotation and atmospheric heating create jet streams, which typically form in the middle latitudes between areas of high temperature contrasts. Major jet streams flow from west to east, and the location and flow at any given time are important factors for planning aircraft routes and anticipating fuel requirements. Planes traveling from west to east, with the jet stream, will fly faster than those traveling east to west, against the stream. Crosscontinent flight times can vary by about an hour depending on the strength of the jet stream. may 2013 11

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - May 2013

US Airways - May 2013
Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Best Full-Service Hotels
Hub Crawl: Chicago O'Hare International Airport
Wine & Dine: Virginia Wines
Great Tastes: Old Town Tortilla Factory
Diversions: Anheuser-Busch
Great Escapes: Santa Monica's Fairmont Miramar
Great Escapes: Aruba
Golf: Colonial Williamsburg's Golden Horseshoe
Adventure: Heli-Hiking in British Columbia
Great Escapes: Granada Hotel & Bistro
Adventure: Glasgow, Scotland
Adventure: Dipsea Trail
Great Escapes: Iberostar Hotels and Resorts
Gear Up: Gardening
Travel Feature: Hungry in Key West
US Airways: Painting the Past
Chefs Tell: Smith & Wollensky and Robin's
Must Read: Here Is Where
Great Dates
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Giving: Miles for Good
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - May 2013