If the fountain of youth existed, I’m positive some flight attendant on a layover in some far flung country would have discovered it by now. Because if there’s a tonic, lotion, or potion that promises to reverse aging and counteract the side effects of criss-crossing time zones crew would have found, tried and tested it. If the results appeared promising they would alert their flying friends about it so they too could reap the beauty benefits. I am no exception. As crew we have access to all corners of the globe, which means a health or beauty secret in one part of the world doesn’t stay a secret for long once in our hands. Word spreads fast amongst us, but it can be ages before the flying public catches on. This is why I, Fly Guy, want to keep both flight attendants and civilian travelers informed on what the word is on the tarmac. I’ve tried and tested countless vitamins, serums, tonics, drinks and pills in efforts to help my body cope with the abuse from ultra long haul flying. Most of these products end up in the garbage bin as a punishment for their empty promises. Only a small percentage earn a spot in my flight kit. At the top of Fly Guy’s Must Have Travel Item list reigns 1 Above – The Flight Drink, my fountain of youth. I discovered this wonder drink on the exotic North Island of New Zealand. I was cautious of its claims at first. It promised to rid me of my zombie nature after a long haul trip. It said it could provide rapid hydration, fight fatigue and support circulation… pretty much everything I needed a wonder tonic to do. I passed right by the sleek blue and white bottle the first time I saw it in Auckland. I had been fooled before by other products promising to do the same and I wasn’t going to give away my hard earned cash so easily again. I figured some other crew would give me their findings after trying 1 Above. On a six day trip to Melbourne and Auckland my fellow crew member Candice took out the stylish blue and white bottle I had seen months before. She mixed it with spring water and started to consume the concoction. I had found my guinea pig! “So Candice does it really work,” I asked. I was ready for the typical “yeah, it’s ok response.” Instead I was given a rave review. I was still skeptical of the drink’s claims even after watching her drink it every day of our trip. It wasn’t until our return flight out of Auckland that I started to become a believer. The master mind behind the product was on board. His passion for his product and his offer for me to try the product was the push I needed to pick up a bottle from the Melbourne airport for my flight to Dubai. When I landed home after the final leg of the trip I felt different. My head wasn’t foggy like it usually was after an all night trek from one side of the earth to the other. I needed to try more! On my next trip to Auckland I picked up a proper supply of the flight beverage. My preliminary results moved me to start a proper trial, this time following the recommended dosages.
My test flights would take me to the following locations:
First Trial Flight: Sydney to Dubai. Flight Time: 14 Hours Number of 1 Above Concentrates: 3
The flight from Sydney departs around 21:00 and arrives home in Dubai at sun up. For me this is the trip I need relief from jet lag the most. The flight time combined with the time difference between Sydney and Dubai amounts to a recovery period of several days. During this test flight I paused my beverage consumption for only a few hours while I took my required rest. By the end of the flight I had drank all three 100ml bottles mixed with spring water. Usually at dawn when the sun first breaks through the galley window is when my body starts to tell me it doesn’t like what I’m doing. But at sun up I was feeling great! I was chirpy, energetic and running around my cabin full of life. The vitamins Bs in the drink had kicked in. My cheerful mood impressed my customers to the point they wrote a comment card on my vibrant nature. Back home I made it to bed around 8:00 and was up several hours later feeling great! I’ve done this sector for five years and never had I felt so refreshed after a short nap. My days following those trips are usually spent in a coma while my body struggles to acclimate to home time. The night of my arrival I was not only awake but fit for company. My friends were astonished at my mood and presence. Their jet lagged zombie friend was no more. I went to bed that night at a normal time and slept straight till the next morning – again another first for me! 2nd Trial Flight: London-Dubai Flight Time: 6 hours Number of 1 Above Concentrates: 1 This particular trip is a hard one to handle because you depart at 22:00 London time arrive back home in Dubai around 10:00. It was time to give 1 Above the short haul test. Once again at dawn break that oh so familiar hung over feeling I’m so accustomed to at this point in my trip was absent. Back in the Fly Guy crash pad I napped for a few hours and once again I was ready to tackle the day back at home base. The 1 Above passed my second trail. 3rd Trial Flight: Dubai – Dallas Flight time: 16 hours Number of 1 Above Concentrates: 4 This was the ultimate test flight. There aren’t many flights on earth longer than the Dubai – Dallas run. One of the world’s longest flights and this time I would be doing it as a passenger which meant I could finally conclude my test of 1 Above. This flight was important to me for another reason. My family, some of whom I had not seen in several years, would be waiting for me. I would be expected to be functional, engaging and energetic when I arrived in the Lone Star State. The stakes were high and I was anxious to finally try the drink while not working. As soon as I was settled into my business class seat I started to down my first concentrate of 1 Above mixed with spring water. I made sure to keep my consumption up every time I would wake up from my restless airplane slumber. As we inched closer towards Dallas/Fort Worth the sun started to peek on the horizon and as before the hangover flight feeling was gone. I reached my hotel and had a shower. It wasn’t long before my family was knocking at my room door looking to start the reunion. I was on the move doing family time without even a cat nap. As the time moved later into the day I was astounded at my level of alertness. My aunt had anticipated picking me up dazed and confused so she had scheduled a nap into our day’s activities. We were both impressed when I chose to skip that option. The third and most important trial was an epic success. I settled into the US time zone right away and was able to enjoy my vacation as a normal human.
Arrive ready is what 1 Above promises. By combining hydration with clinically proven ingredients and dietary significant levels of key vitamins 1 Above delivered on their promise with results that exceeded my expectations. Now my fridge has a whole shelf devoted just for 1 Above. It’s become one of my flight requirements. Without this flight drink, I would be sightseeing only in my hotel room on some layovers instead of getting out there and enjoying the reason why I became cabin crew – to see the world. So drink up and arrive ready. For more information on 1 Above visit: http://fly1above.com?acc=9