To keep this separate from the other packing and sightseeing threads, I'd love to hear your best tips on air travel.
We haven't flown in over 25 years. My personal problem is being scared to death due to fear of heights and hating not being in control. My H's issue is some combination of motion sickness and altitude sickness.
Back when we did fly, he would board the plane, put on his seatbelt, and immediately say he felt sick and would close his eyes and try to sleep the entire flight.
I would sit with fists clenched, barely breathing, scared of every little noise, scared the engine would fall off, turbulence would strike, the plane would nosedive, and have a zillion other high anxiety thoughts.
I've seen recommendations for meds, but also seen suggestions that they won't help my phobia. H has found a few meds that might help his altitude sickness.
What makes air travel comfortable for you? A neck pillow? Gum? blanket? Compression socks? What is your typical routine after boarding a plane that makes the trip tolerable for you? What should I bring to help alleviate and prevent as many issues as possible?