Flying is healing!

I just did a gruesome 12 hours of flying wherby I realised flying could actually be healing, medically too! Whoa.

So I had to get into Zurich before Monday on a work schedule, and I took the trip into Brussels from Mumbai via Jet Airways, and connected with a Swiss flight 2 hours later. Along the way, I had to clear a serpentine long queue for passport control and transit security. Top it up with the fact that my upgrade did not clear, and I had to rough it out in economy for the 9 hours I was on BOM-BRU.

But I am surprised at the way I react to flying (in a positive way of course!). Like I reported a short while back, this trip was a long time back plan which came down to the last minute due to various reasons. For one, a new Schengen visa for a new passport. I did not know of that and I assumed that a valid Schengen on an old passport would have worked. So, a new visa which only came last minute. Last minute work with 14 hour days and all that. In a nutshell, I am used to strenuous workdays but this one was equal of 2 strenuous weeks put up in one. Left me with a bad headache while I got on the plane, and a pain, back and wrist ache which accumulated over the week.

While I checked into my hotel room at Zurich which is where I am writing this short post from, I realized all of that was gone. And hence came the first positive results of my theory, flying is healing! Do you share my newfound theory? Let me know here 😀

About Ajay Awtaney

Ajay is a financial services pro, working to bring order to the chaos of the financial industry on an everyday basis! Beyond that, he dons the hat of India's favourite frequent traveller, trying to help people elevate their travel experience via tips and tricks they never knew before, or introduce them to the world of miles and points. Armed with an MBA from MDI Gurgaon and graduate degree in computer science from the University of Delhi, Ajay brings a systematic and objective approach on the table for his audience in dissecting travel and loyalty programs in India and around the world, and how to benefit from them. Ajay has been quoted in various reputed traditional and online media including The Hindustan Times, Inside Flyer, Bloomberg, DNA India, Conde Nast Traveller, The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror, Mint, MoneyLife and The USA Today.

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  1. Totally agree with you, i’ve flown 14 hrs non stop and after getting down i’ve felt so refreshed, i guess it’s got to do with the fact that when you do something you love so much you automatically get re-energized.

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