|My mom, sleeping like a little airplane angel while I am hardcore stocked by the lady in the row behind us.|
I can’t say for sure whether or not the compression gear saved my life, by any means. But I will save this: I was super comfy. And the compression gear saved me from any swelling from the plane and frantic walks from terminal to terminal, so I didn’t have to worry about edema when I changed into my rehearsal dinner dress.
For me, this didn’t always feel possible. I was able to walk once on my flight that was 1.5 hours long with no trouble. But any other time I tried, I was blocked in by drink carts, etc. On one flight, I was even wedged in between two passengers who didn’t speak English. Asking for help getting out of the seat was not really an option.
Don’t be afraid of layovers, but make sure you have ample time to take it slow on the way to your next gate. Running is not going to be an option, and you’ll need to stop and get a water. The cups they give you on the plane are so tiny.
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