Top Tips for a Long Haul Flight

Georgina Willcox | 07 January 2019
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It’s definitely worth taking a long haul flight, so you can visit many incredible destinations around the world.

To make your journey a bit more bearable, here are some top tips for surviving a long-haul flight and making it as enjoyable as possible.

1. Charge Up All Your Devices

Make sure all your electronic devices are fully charged and you have packed your chargers in your cabin bag before boarding your flight. Your seat on the plane may not have electrical outlets, so it might be worth taking an external charging device.

Who knows, it may come in handy during your holiday as well! Also, if you’re uninterested in watching the airline’s inflight entertainment, make sure you download all the films, television programmes, games etc. that you want to watch on your device.

2.  Wear Comfortable Clothes

You will be sitting on a plane for many hours, so you want to feel comfortable and relaxed. Also, everyone has a different tolerance to the temperature on an airplane, so it’s best to pack some layers just in case!

3.  Pack an Eye Mask & Bring Ear Plugs

Although this may sound obvious, these items will help create a better sleeping environment if it is an overnight flight or you just fancy a nap. Block out any distractions and feel like your snuggled up at home while you’re in the air.

4.  Take a Travel Pillow

Sometimes pillows on airlines may not be to your liking, so make sure to invest in a decent travel pillow for your flight. This is not just necessarily a tip for when you’re trying to sleep, it will come in handy to support your neck throughout the entire journey.

5.  Stock Up on Snacks & Water

Even though you will be provided with inflight meals, you may feel peckish during the flight. Also, it’s important to stay well hydrated, so make sure you drink slowly and regularly throughout your time on the plane.

6.  Move Around on the Plane

Make sure to stretch your legs on your flight, as this will help avoid the risk of developing DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis). Walking up and down the aisle every once in a while will help keep your circulation flowing and relieve you from the seated position.

7.  Fasten Your Seatbelt

If you do fall asleep, make sure your seatbelt is visible to the cabin crew, so you won’t be disturbed when they’re conducting their safety checks. If you’re bringing something to lay over yourself while you sleep, make sure your seatbelt is done up over it so they can see.

Now that you have our top tips for surviving a long-haul flight, where are you going to go? From Australia to India, Africa to America, all of these destinations are waiting to be explored and we’re here to help you! Check out our long haul destinations here!

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