Complaints with temperature and air quality when traveling

While I really enjoy visiting new places, I’m not a fan of the actual traveling process.

My daughter and I take at least one vacation together per year.

We’ve been to Puerto Rico, Aruba, Iceland, Amsterdam, Hawaii and all sorts of beautiful locations. We live approximately an hour from the airport and typically need to leave extremely early in the morning to catch a flight. Since our favorite time to get away is during the winter, We first need to brush the snow off the car and scrape the ice off the windshield. It’s necessary to start up the car and blast the heater and defrost at maximum capacity for at least fifteen minutes before we head out. We bundle up in sweaters, snow boots and wool coats and still just about freeze to death when we walk from the airport parking lot to the terminal. Inside the terminal, the conditions are normally overheated. We peel off our winter gear as quickly as possible and stuff it into our suitcases. Between the overly dry air, issues with indoor air quality, exhaustion, stress and dehydration, I often have a terrible headache before we even board the plane. I’m not sure why every airplane is freezing cold. I don’t know what type of cooling or ventilation system is installed on a plane, but I shiver throughout the flight. Turning off the overhead vent doesn’t make much of a difference. We then get hot and sweaty during a layover before getting back into a chilly plane. It is such a relief to finally arrive at our destination, get checked into a hotel and have control over the thermostat.

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