These Tips Will Get You Through A Long Haul Flight

These Tips Will Get You Through A Long Haul Flight
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Whether or not this is your first long journey up in the air, we've got some tips to prepare you for your next long-haul flight

Shreya Cheema
February 01 , 2023
02 Min Read

The saying "journey is always better than the destination" does not necessarily hold regarding long-haul flights unless you fly first class. The frustration of cramped seating and cold food only worsens each hour, leaving you exhausted when the wheels hit the tarmac. Whether or not this is your first long journey up in the air, we've got some valuable tips that will surely come in handy to prepare you for your next long-haul flight.

Don't Wait Till Later To Buy Your Tickets 


The first step to ensure your journey does not go half as bad is to get your hands on your choice of seats. Don't wait till the last moment or till you check in at the counter to select your seats. If you've got the option to choose your seats as soon as you book your tickets for a nominal sum or while you web check-in, then do so. 

Wear Comfortable Clothes 

We all would love to rock an airport look just like how the stars do, but if you are headed for a long journey, ditch those heels and tight jeans and go for the comfortable joggers. It is also an excellent idea even to carry a spare set of clothes for those just-in-case moments. 

Don't Forget Your Earplugs, Neck-Pillow And Sleep Mask 

Even though most long-haul flights provide you with the must-haves like a pillow and earplugs, it's a good idea to carry your own–especially if you are travelling in a low-cost carrier. It will help you during the flight and layovers if you wish to catch a nap. 

Charge Your Electronics 

Nothing's worse than finding out that your headphones have run out of charge and your phone's battery stands at a mere 30% on a 12-hour flight. Ensure to keep your electronics fully charged until you board your flight and carry a fully-charged power bank. 

Carry Your Essentials 

If you are required to take certain medications at a specific hour, carry those in your small travel bag along with other essentials like gum, toiletries, sanitiser, wet wipes, etc. Also, stuffing all of these in a tiny bag is a better idea so you don't have to lug a big bag around. 

Carry Your Own Snacks 

Although you are served food and refreshments on long-haul flights, it's wise to carry some of your own just in case you get an out-of-the-blue craving or what you've been served doesn't sit well with you. Something dry and snackable is the best way to go. 

Don't Forget To Stay Hydrated

It's not unusual to find your skin dry up two hours into your flight. That is because the air inside the cabin isn't humid at all. Moreover, dehydration can also severe your jet lag. So do ensure you keep drinking plenty of water throughout your journey. 

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