Yes, we know how much you dread long-haul flights. Still, you can make the most out of it and even make it more memorable if you just prepare. Here are some important survival tips you need to consider before getting yourself boxed in a flying capsule for hours.
The most important tip above all is to wear something that will let you survive an 8-hour or more aerial journey. Layering is the secret key! Long flights often have altering altitude, which means changing temperature. Plus, the aircon can get you chilly so wearing lots of layers can help you adjust easily.
General rule: Do not bring your entire wardrobe! Only bring your important stuff and don’t carry too much. You only have the seat in front of you as your extra space, and if you allocate it for all your baggage, then you’ll seriously have a very uncomfortable trip. Just bring your go-to items such as neck pillow, headphones, eye mask, packed snacks and other vital survival stuff.
Having a good seat tantamount to a comfortable stay inside the plane. Choosing the right seat will definitely save you from a lot of trouble and distraction. The best seat is at the aisle area because you’ll have enough space for stretching your body and you don’t have to bother your seatmate every now and then. If you can, upgrading your seat is very much convenient.
A day before your flight, exercise your body, do stretching, walk, and rest your eyes! The best thing to combat a long-haul flight is to get enough exercise and sleep. With this, you can alleviate jet lag. And even if you’re on the plane, you can still do some exercises like stretching your arms and doing sit-ups.
If you don’t want to end up staring at the black space the entire flight, then load your phone, laptop or tablet with lots of movies, e-books, and tracks. If you love books, then don’t forget to stack up some of your favorites. The last thing you wouldn’t want to happen is your phone or laptop shutting down while you’re in the middle of watching your favorite movie. So, charge all your electronic devices ahead of time.
But of course, you need to stay healthy and hydrated while you are onboard. Drink lots and lots of water and eat healthy snacks. As much as possible, lessen the intake of coffee or any alcoholic drinks because these can mess up your sleeping pattern. And last but not the least, get a good sleep.
Long-haul flights can be tolerable if you prepare yourself ahead of time. And talking about preparations, keep in track with everything with the help our minimalist watch pieces from our Clarence Collection.
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