All of us are familiar with the odd sensation in our ears that occurs during and after a flight. Blocked or “clogged” ears can be a nuisance or even painful but with some preparation plus moderation, nothing that has to ruin your next airplane ride. She recently joined an episode of the foXnoMad Podcast and describes how to deal with clogged ears. Dr. Ghorab recommends a decongestant spray 15 minutes before your flight, particularly if you’re prone to allergies. For most stubborn cases of clogged airplane ears time will usually do its magic eventually, with a little help from you.