Think bicoastal travel has to be a bore? That is so last century! Follow these simple steps to turn your itinerary from drab to fab!
Step 1: Pack less by packing right To save space in your luggage, pack versatile essentials. A black cotton jersey dress works for both daytime and evening. A pashmina shawl serves as an onboard blanket and keeps you warm on those cool L.A. nights. And tinted moisturizer with SPF 30 is a triple threat: foundation, lotion, and sunscreen all in one.
TIP: Can't cram your wardrobe into a carry-on? No problem -- JetBlue lets you check your first bag free!
Step 2: Dress comfortably but be cute Wear comfortable but cute clothing for your trip. Stay away from linen, which wrinkles easily, and favor low-maintenance, stylish knits and jeans. Dress in layers to adjust to temperature fluctuations.
TIP: Bring a travel-size container of gentle laundry detergent to wash clothes at your destination. One little packet equals two whole outfits you can leave at home.
Step 3: Wear open-toe shoes Wear your favorite pair of open-toe shoes or sandals. Not only are they easier to pop on and off at security, but once you're through you can indulge in a pedicure.
Step 4: Stay hydrated Bring a water bottle with a built-in filter to fill up at a drinking fountain after going through security. It saves money and keeps you hydrated and healthy.
Step 5: Enjoy some "you time" Before your flight, relax and enjoy some "you time." Today's terminals aren't a black hole of boredom -- take advantage of all the modern amenities.
TIP: JetBlue's Terminal 5 at JFK offers a wide variety of gourmet restaurants. Or stay put, and use T5's touch-screen monitors to have a meal delivered directly to your gate.
Step 6: Practice proper etiquette Once on board, make yourself at home, but be considerate of your seatmates -- remember that in close quarters, every smell is magnified, every sound amplified, and every movement intensified.
Step 7: Practice airplane yoga Fight stress and stiffness by doing some basic yoga stretches from your seat. Take a few deep breaths and circle your neck slowly in one direction, then the other. Flex your feet by pointing your toes upward and then away from your body.
TIP: Is being out of touch what gets you stressed? Relax. JetBlue's new BetaBlue plane offers free wireless so you can e-mail and IM during the flight.
Step 8: Freshen up before landing Before you land, take time to freshen up. Wash your face with disposable cloths, or use a refreshing spritzer. Add concealer under your eyes and a little cream blush to your cheeks for a rosy glow.
Step 9: Step off the plane in style Let Hollywood know you're ready for your close-up.
FACT: The TWA Flight Center at JFK, now connected to JetBlue's Terminal 5, was designed in 1956 by Eero Saarinen and is considered one of the most architecturally distinguished airport terminal designs in the world.