Flying isn’t always a pleasant experience. There are times where lots of things can go wrong, but there’s a few things that can happen that can set almost anyone off. Whether it’s a loud person talking in your row or the baby that just won’t stop crying, there’s some solutions to some flight problems that can easily be put into action to make sure you have a pleasant trip.

1. That baby/child/whatever won’t stop crying.


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Okay, I’m not really a kid person. Whether I’m flying or doing anything else, I’m not the kind that really wants to deal with kids. On flights, sometimes there’s some crying babies on board. Hey baby, I get it. I’d probably be crying to. But to avoid having to deal with a crying baby, noise canceling headphones should be the first thing you pack on a flight. Seriously, you won’t regret it.

2. The person behind you won’t stop kicking your seat.


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I know this isn’t limited to kids, because adults are guilty of this too. If it’s an adult, they should probably know better, but letting them know you’re kicking your seat might get them to stop. If it’s a kid, talk to the parent, and see if they’re willing to discipline the child. Unless they’re a parent who things their kid can’t do anything wrong, they usually get them to stop. If all else fails, you can tell them that you and Spiderman are dating, and he wouldn’t appreciate you messing with his girl like that (I only did this once, okay).

3. You can’t eat the food that’s provided on the plane.


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While booking, you can usually request a meal that fits your dietary needs. As someone with almost infinite food allergies, it can be tough. If you still get a meal that you can’t eat on the flight, most airlines would be happy to change it for you free of charge.

4. Pushiness when leaving the plane.


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Yes, I know the .gif is a bit extreme, but there’s some very pushy people. The moment the plane lands and the captain turns off the fasten seatbelt sign, there’s a free for all to get off the plane. My suggestion is to wait. STAY SEATED, AND WAIT. Wait until most of the people have gotten off the plane, then make your exit. Take your time, it’s not worth getting knocked to the ground for.

5. You’re nervous about flying.


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Yes, I am this person. I don’t like flying, at all. Before my last trip, I was in a huge panic before flying. I went to see my doctor, and he gave me a sleeping pill that knocked me out for the whole flight. I’m not one that usually likes being knocked out, but it helped.

6. You’re stuck traveling when you’re sick.


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First off, my condolences. Secondly, if you need to travel and it’s more than just a common cold, checking with a doctor first before flying is something you should always do. If not, once you’re on the plane, take some medicine, and something that will make you sleep. That way, you’re asleep for the flight, and aren’t stuck coughing or dealing with being sick the whole time. Also, take the extra step. Be the person who disinfects everything before you sit down, just in case. Your immune system is already shot, so getting rid of any gross germs is worth it.

How do you deal with problems on a flight?

Rebecca is (secretly Linda Belcher) a senior at Iona College, studying Mass Communications. She loves to travel, coffee, and her dog. Fan of boy bands, big hair, and everything bagels. Professional shade thrower and wearer of beanies.


  1. I’m a terribly nervous flyer and have tried taking sleeping pills but because my adrenalin is pumping so hard the sleeping pills make my anxiety worse as it comes in waves. I find herbal remedies and distractions better but I don’t know if I will ever be comfortable on a plane.


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