Hello Beautiful People,
Have you ever been on a long-distance flight? It could well easily be one of the most uncomfortable experiences if you ask me. Anything upwards of 8 hours for me is a long-distance flight, then try to imagine yourself on your way to say Sydney Australia for instance with about 23 hours 15 minutes flight time, almost a full day’s travel – just imagine!!
I have not been on a long-distance flight as well which got me thinking about how one could survive a flight that is more than 10 hours. I had to think really deep. If I watched a 3-hour movie, which is highly unlikely, I would still have 7 hours clear, so what if I slept for 5 hours, which is still very unlikely as my mind can never be tricked into not knowing the difference between solid land and air. I would still be left with a good 2 hours to play with not considering the fact that you would be seated most part of this 10-hour flight.
So how does one do it? How does one survive this experience in the least unpleasant way? I then stumbled on what Travelstart had to say about surviving your first long flight. It is a simplified pictogram; you can take a quick look as I add a few more things I discovered you could do just below the pictogram.
Ok so, in addition to what you just read above, you really need to take pre-booking seriously. If you are someone that likes the window seat or even the aisle and you don’t want to end up twisting and turning throughout the flight, it is best to pre-book and choose the best seat that will work for you.
Be careful also with the too good to be true cheap flights, don’t get me wrong, cheap is not bad but for a long-distance flight, you need to consider that a cheap flight has the likelihood of having longer stopovers, very little legroom and probably crappy service.
Another very important thing especially if you are travelling economy is to pack your own gear. By gear, I mean bring your own headphones, for instance, the headphones you will be provided on some of these flights are terrible and you would be stuck with them throughout the flight.
Also, you might want to consider that entertainment on some flights might not be in English, you do not want to be caught on a long flight just staring at a screen without understanding, you can do yourself some good by loading up your own movies on your tablet, phone or laptop.
Do not even make the mistake of forgetting your charger; you can either get a USB to plug in or a full socket to charge depending on the plane.
Lastly, and probably the most important one for me is to drink lots of water. This has been known to help with jetlag; it will also no doubt help with hydration.
So there you have it, this is the summary of how to get through your first long flight. Bon Voyage!!!!
Hugs and Kisses,