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To enjoy all the excitement of traveling, you need to make sure you're as comfortable as possible throughout your journey. Our new Fly Good Feel Good guide has been put together to help you have the best flight possible, and provides expert advice on topics like nutrition, exercise, sleep and hygiene.
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Frequently asked questions

Are there any precautions I can take against jet lag before flying? Read more

  • Relax before traveling, eat healthily and strengthen your immune system. 
  • Be sure to get plenty of sleep before flying and don't leave packing and getting ready to the last minute. 
  • One day before traveling, set your watch to the local time of your destination. 
  • Before traveling east, try to get up earlier for a few days. If you're traveling west, go to bed a little later and sleep a little longer in the mornings.

For more information, please visit our jet lag page.

Are there any precautions I can take against jet lag while flying? Read more

  • Try to stay awake on the plane. To stay awake for longer, drink plenty of fluids and eat foods rich in protein. Cheese, fish, meat, eggs and dairy are good choices. 
  • Drink plenty of water while flying to avoid dehydration. 
  • Avoid caffeine, carbonated drinks and alcohol. 
  • Take a vitamin C supplement. 
  • Do a little exercise while on board to promote circulation.

For more information, please visit our  jet lag page.

Can I do massage while flying? Read more

You can improve circulation and relax your muscles with massage and exercise inside the cabin. Massages you can do while flying include a few light movements and stretches. You can find a half-hour session consisting of four sections on our massage page.

How can I do exercise while flying? Read more

Pressure changes while flying, low moisture levels in the air and turbulence can all have negative effects on your body. You can avoid these by doing certain exercises in the flight cabin. Take a look at exercises you can do on our exercise page.

How can I overcome fear of flying? Read more

The best way to beat fear of flying is to keep your mind occupied and stress under control. By using the techniques on our fear of flying page, you'll enjoy a comfortable and stress-free flight. You can also take part in the Beat Fear of Flying Program created by Turkish Airlines Aviation Experts.

How can I take precautions against the dry air in the flight cabin? Read more

  • Drink plenty of water. 
  • Use a good moisturizer.
  • Carry eye drops. 
  • Use a nasal spray. 
  • Be sure to have your medication with you if you suffer from asthma.

For more information, please visit our dehydration page.

I'm pregnant. What should I do to prepare for flying? Read more

  • Be sure to see your doctor before flying. Have any inoculations you might require. 
  • If you’ve suffered complications during your pregnancy, don't fly. 
  • Even if you have no worries about flying, still consult your doctor.

For more information, please visit our traveling while pregnant page.

Is the air pressure in the flight cabin dangerous for pregnant passengers? Read more

Pressurized aircraft cabins pose no risk to healthy expectant mothers. For more information, please visit our traveling while pregnant page.

Is there anything I can do if I have ear trouble while flying? Read more

However, there are a few measures you can take while flying to help reduce ear discomfort. 

Valsalva maneuver: 

Close your mouth and nose, and try to exhale. As the air has nowhere to escape, it’s forced into the inner ear. 

Frenzel maneuver: 

Close your nose and mouth. Press the base of your tongue up on the roof of your mouth. Then move the tip of the tongue forwards and backwards to activate the mouth muscles and open the Eustachian tubes. 

Toynbee maneuver: 

Close your nose and mouth, and try to swallow. This will open the Eustachian tubes and allow air to be discharged from the inner ear. Edmonds technique: Thrust your jaw forward while carrying out the Valsalva or Frenzel maneuver to make them more effective. 

Lowry technique: 

Swallow while carrying out the Valsalva maneuver. 

In addition to these, you can suck on a hard candy as the aircraft descends. Engaging the swallowing muscles which open the Eustachian tubes. Swallowing will occur more frequently when chewing or sucking on a hard candy. 

For more information, please visit our blocked nose and ear trouble page.

Should I drink water while flying? Read more

Not drinking enough water can lead to dehydration, particularly on flights lasting for longer than four hours. As such, be sure to drink enough fluids while flying. For more information, please visit our dehydration page.

What can I do to prevent gas and bloating while flying? Read more

When flying, avoid foods which tend to cause gas. In addition to this, be sure to drink plenty of water while traveling but avoid carbonated drinks like sparkling water and cola. For more information, please visit our gas and bloating page.

What flight times should I choose when traveling with my child? Read more

Lining up you flight time with your child's normal sleeping hours can help a journey go more smoothly. For more information, please visit our traveling with children page.

What precautions can I take for my child's allergies while traveling? Read more

  • Before traveling with you child, take them for a check-up and consult with your doctor about any precautions to take. 
  • If your child suffers from food allergies, prepare a food list before leaving home. 
  • Make cabin crew aware of your child's allergies before take-off. 
  • Be sure you are carrying any anti-allergy medication with you.
  • Bring your child's own pillow and blanket. 
  • Sterilize your child's seat and arm rests before they sit down.

For more information, please visit our allergy page. 

Will there be a problem if my child travels when ill? Read more

Where possible, children with an active infection should wait until they have recovered before they fly. In addition, children suffering from diarrhea can lose a lot of liquid on long-haul flights, and as such, we recommend not flying until their condition improves. For more information, please visit our traveling with children page.

How should I get ready to fly? Read more

For enjoyable flight you should feel relaxed, and be sure that you haven't forgotten anything. Our preparing for a flight page will tell you all you need to know about what to do before arriving at the airport and what to have with you while flying.

Is there anything I can do if I have a blocked nose while flying? Read more

Breathing in the steam from a hot drink or drinking 5-10 cups of water will help restore the moisture in your nose and will relieve the symptoms of a blocked nose. Mints and menthol chewing gum can also help open your blocked nose. For more information, please visit our blocked nose and ear trouble page.

What should I eat and drink while flying? Read more

Our in-flight meals use only the best ingredients. For more information on our food and drink service, take a look at our eating while flying and in-flight service pages.