How To Plan For The Perfect Long Haul Flight

September 23, 2021

Being able to travel is such a blessing, but long-haul flights really can take the shine off it if you’re not prepared for them.

Hours on end in an uncomfortable seat can quickly go from being a minor inconvenience to get you on your way to paradise, to a living hell. So, if you’re embarking on a far-flung adventure in the not too distant future then take heed of these travel tips. They might even make you look forward to your time on the plane!

Keep Yourself Busy

Making sure you’ve got plenty to keep you occupied sounds obvious, but you’d be amazed how many of us forget to give this point the attention it deserves. If you’re traveling with another person then pack a game that you can enjoy together. Poker is a good choice because it’s easy to find travel kits and it’s not the kind of game you can get bored of too easily. If you’re unsure of the rules then sites like can help you to learn them thoroughly and quickly. Once you’ve mastered how the game works, you can set about playing. Most poker games only last an hour, but some can go on for days, so you should be well-prepared for even the longest of flights. Of course, poker isn’t the only option! You could see if you can find a travel chess set, a deck of cards, or whichever game you and your friends like the most. If you can’t decide then it doesn’t hurt to have more than one option; after seven hours of chess you might be pleased you brought some other games too.

Get Your Beauty Sleep

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Some people are blessed with the ability to fall asleep absolutely anywhere and if that’s you, then make the most of your talents on the flight. For those who struggle to fall asleep quite so easily, there are things you can do to help. After all, arriving at your destination refreshed and ready for anything is the best possible way to start a holiday. Many of us have a nighttime routine that helps us feel ready to sleep, so if you do, try to replicate it as closely as possible on the plane. It could be that you have an evening skincare regime, so bring your serums and creams with you to apply on the plane. Remember there are rules about the quantity of liquids that you can safely carry abroad, so you may have to decant into smaller pots. Once you’ve finished your beauty regime, consider popping on an eye mask to keep everyone else’s reading lights at bay. The only thing left to consider is how to block out the snoring of the person next to you and that’s simple! Get yourself a pair of soft earbud-style earphones and press play on some ambient noise. You might choose rain sounds, beach sounds, or even just white noise – as long as it’s louder than your travel companions you should be fine. Routine complete, sleep mask on, and earphones in, you should arrive at your holiday destination looking plumped, preened, and full of life. Or at the very least, you’ll have hopefully managed to squeeze in a power nap.

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