How to survive a long-haul flight

How to survive a long-haul flight?

Travelling is awesome, but a long-haul flight can be killing. How do you get comfortable and how do you pass time? Here are some tips!

Relax before you get on the plane

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There is absolutely no point in showing up and be stressed before getting on a plane. Start your preparations a few days before your trip. Make sure your bags are all packed, get some good night sleep, and try to avoid alcohol. It’s no fun to sit on a plane for 10 hours with a hangover. Make sure you arrive at the airport early, you never know how long the lines will be. It’s always better to be early (so you’ll have time for a nice piece of cake) than to run late.

Wear your most comfortable clothes

In a plane, it’s either too cold or too hot, so layers are what you want. Make them as comfortable as possible, jeans are horrible when you have to sit in a tiny chair for 10 hours. My favorite outfit is a legging, a loose dress, and two sweaters. And don’t bring your fancy high heels on the plane, you will hate it. It’s best to wear shoes you can get on and off easily, like sneakers (I love my converse!). Make sure to pack some extra socks, you want your feet to stay warm.

Get your own entertainment

Usually, you’ll have a personal screen on a long-haul flight, but I always make sure to bring some entertainment for myself. The screens don’t always work and sometimes you just want to do something else than watching movies. I make sure to always bring these things:
– an e-reader (or a book, whatever you prefer).
– a puzzle book (don’t forget to bring a pen).
travel gamesHow to survive a long-haul flight? (it’s always fun to play a game with your travel companion).
– Tablet or laptop with your own movies (you can download your favorite Netflix show).
– Your own headphonesHow to survive a long-haul flight? (they usually offer these in most aircraft, but I always prefer to bring my own). And if you’d like to listen to your own music, it’s possible to download your favorite Spotify playlist on your phone (only if you have a premium subscription).

Walk around and exercise (if possible)

No matter how much entertainment you bring, it’s never good to stay in your seat for several hours. Make sure to take a walk every few hours. You can also do a little workout in your seat, like stretching your neck and moving your arms.

Make yourselves at home in your seat

Your seat will be your home for several hours, so make sure to feel at home. Put everything you might need during the flight in the pocket in front of you (for example your book, a water bottle, headphones, and some candy). I also love to cuddle up in a blanket (usually provided on the plane, but it’s also good to bring your own). And don’t forget to bring a neck pillow, so it will be easier to fall asleep during the flight.

Sit back & relax!

You don’t have to do work, clean the house, do laundry, or anything else. So the only thing you can do is relax!

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How to survive a long-haul flight

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