While you are on board

Whether you are travelling for business or going on holiday, the health and safety of passengers have always been Iraqi Airways top priority. As soon as you are on board the aircraft, re-set your watch to the local time at your destination to help prepare you for coping with jetlag.

It is a well-known fact that travelling long distances in a pressurised cabin at high altitudes does have some effects on the human body. The following are a few simple tips to help you make sure that you arrive at your destination in great shape-:

During the flight, do not sit still for extended periods. If you cannot easily get out of your seat to stretch your legs, then try to do some seated exercises .

Move about. Change positions often and avoid crossing your legs.

Walk around. Get out of your seat, once the fasten seat belt sign is off, and walk around the cabin regularly to improve circulation.

Drink lots of liquids. Ask a member of the cabin crew if you are thirsty and look out for the regular water and fruit juice services. Avoid alcohol, tea and coffee or carbonated drinks, as they will dehydrate you.

Eat light. Avoid heavy meals and foods air expands at altitude and heavy meals will result in that bloated feeling.

Moisturize. Your skin, especially your lips and nostrils may feel dry; so moisturizing creams may help. If you wear contact lenses always carry your glasses with you, as your eyes may feel dryer than usual.