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This Is What Happens to Your Body on an Airplane

Best Life Logo By Morgan Greenwald of Best Life | Slide 1 of 18: Whoever said that "it's the journey, not the destination" clearly wasn't traveling by plane. Airplane travel is the bane of every vacationer's existence. And it's not just overcrowded airports, standstill security lines, and subpar food offerings that contribute to this horror. Once we're settled on the plane, we have to worry about dried-up skin, bloated stomachs, and painfully popped ears.When it comes to these bodily changes, there's frankly not a whole lot you can do—even if you're in the first class cabin. What you can do, however, is bone up on what exactly those changes are, so, at the very least, you can know what to expect. Herein, you'll find the 17 most significant changes your body goes through when it hits that 30,000-foot peak. And before you even board the airplane, be sure to read up on the 20 Ways to Make Travel Less Stressful.

This Is What Happens to Your Body on an Airplane

Whoever said that "it's the journey, not the destination" clearly wasn't traveling by plane. Airplane travel is the bane of every vacationer's existence. And it's not just overcrowded airports, standstill security lines, and subpar food offerings that contribute to this horror. Once we're settled on the plane, we have to worry about dried-up skin, bloated stomachs, and painfully popped ears.

When it comes to these bodily changes, there's frankly not a whole lot you can do—even if you're in the first class cabin. What you can do, however, is bone up on what exactly those changes are, so, at the very least, you can know what to expect. Herein, you'll find the 17 most significant changes your body goes through when it hits that 30,000-foot peak. 

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