How to Survive a Long Haul Flight

Traveling by air is the fastest way to get to a destination thousands of miles away. While some people enjoy taking flights, there are others who get clearly bored by the shortest flight.


If you are not busy doing something such as reading a novel, doing some assignment or watching a movie, the flight may seem longer than it actually is. There are plenty of things that you can do to mentally shorten your flight time. 


  • Watch Movies

It feels good when you are totally lost in a movie or series. You do not realize how easily time flies away. Airlines have in-flight entertainment which can keep you engaged on a long-haul flight. You are provided with headphones.


To enjoy more than the free movies and music offered, you can carry your own devices such as an iPod, laptop or tablet. Ensure that you load them with music and movies. Some airlines also have a payment option where you can watch more movies. 


  • Carry Some Work


If you have some pending work, you can carry it with you for the flight. This makes a perfect time to draft content for your blogs, websites and social media accounts. It’s a great chance to deciliter your inbox. 


  • Have Some Small Survival Tools


These include but not limited to neck pillows, noise canceling headphones and eye masks. This will make you more comfortable especially when you need to take a nap. These are just small tools but they play a great role in your comfort. 


  • Avoid Too Much Cabin Luggage


Packing light is always recommended when traveling. Having luggage under your seat or the seat in front of you restricts your comfort. Get a travel-size bag and pack light with the most important essentials.


  • Stay Hydrated


They say water is life and when your body is dehydrated, you tend to feel low on energy. You do not need this when traveling. You need to take plenty of water on a regular basis to reduce the effects of the dry cabins.

Keep your body moisturized and hydrated. A good way to reduce your chances of becoming hydrated is to avoid too many caffeinated and carbonated drinks.


  • Take a Nap

If you do not take a nap in a long haul flight, you might end up fighting sleep deprivation. This is dangerous and you should do your best to prevent it. Take a nap and have enough sleep. 

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