Travel Tips

Thu, 8 Feb, 2018Danielle McCarthy

The right way to adjust your air vent on a flight

The right way to adjust your air vent on a flight

Adjusting the air vent above your seat on a flight, is a little bit like making scrambled eggs for breakfast. Everyone’s got their own opinion about the right way to do it.

Some traveller like to keep these air vents closed, while others prefer them open to provide a constant stream of icy air. But what’s the best option for a comfortable flight.

Well, according to the holiday experts at Smarter Travel, a little bit of compromise goes a long way when it comes to the optimum air flow 30,000 feet in the sky.

“When you take your seat on the plane, make a habit of adjusting the air vents. To get that Goldilocks sweet spot (not too hot, not too cold), open the air vent about halfway, and then position it so it blows right in front of you but not on you,” the editors at Smarter Travel write.

“Not only will you boost circulation in your personal zone, which can counteract that stuffy plane feeling, but some experts suggest that you may also be protecting yourself from germs.”

What do you think? Do you like to keep the air vent open when you’re on flights? Or do you prefer to keep it closed? Let us know in the comments section below!