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International Flight Snacks for First-Time Fliers

nemo | Aug 20, 2009 01:31 PM

Fiends are flying to Italy next week to pick up a cruise ship. I haven't flown international in so long that I'm not sure if they even get a meal these days. Don't know their airline. I'd like to send along some snack items and a healthy breakfast cookie/bar for arrival. Any ideas regarding what to eat to lessen jet lag and/or help with flying jitters? High carbs, low carbs? Ginger tea bags, ginger candy? I was thinking of low salt trail mix with dried blueberries and dried cherries for the flight, and an oatmeal cookie/bar with applesauce and bacon and raisins and maybe even cheddar cheese for breakfast.

Neither has been on a plane in his/her entire life. Ever.

I'm also thinking of sending chewing gum for the ear pressure thing, hand wipes (are the inividually wrapped wipes legal?). Maybe a note to suggest getting up and walking the aisles and other first-time hints (do they make disposable footies/socks?) Could really use some first-time hints.

I've been to the federal Web site for restrictions. They're not taking cattle prods or anything pointy, so that's covered.

If there is a blog that covers this question, please post a link. Thanks for your thoughts!

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