Whether you’re an avid traveler or this is your first time holding on for dear life as the plane taxis down the runway, there are a few common mistakes that many passengers make. Some of these seem as though they should be obvious no-nos, while others, even the most experienced travelers are guilty of.
1. Sleeping During Takeoff or Landing
You know how air pressure can cause that super uncomfortable feeling in your ears during take-off or landing? This is because the air pressure around you changes faster than the air inside your ears. Usually this is easily fixed with a yawn, sucking on candy, or chewing gum. However, if you sleep through the air pressure changes you’re not able to equalize the pressure in your ears, which can result in an ear infection, eardrum damage, dizziness, nosebleeds, and as a worse case scenario, severe hearing loss. Solution: Absolutely no snoozing during take-off and landing.