Let’s face it, nobody really enjoys being stuck on a plane for hours on end, especially when there’s a “mechanical” issue & you spend lots of extra time on the tarmac. It’s like staring at paint on a ceiling. But there’s definitely things you can do to make yourself as comfy as possible on long-haul flights. The aim of the game is to make the time pass quickly, while still being in relative comfort.
- A sleeping mask and ear plugs
You’re probably wanting some shut eye at some point on your flight, which can be hard with all the lights and when people are making noise. Ear plugs and a sleeping mask take up virtually no room in your carry-on, and will help you sleep a little better on the plane.
- The right clothes
Dressing in comfortable clothes is vital to having a decent flight. This doesn’t mean you can wear your stained track pants, because there are still standards, but you’ll definitely enjoy the trip more if you’re wearing clothes that you can relax in.
- Water water water
Staying hydrated is so important on long flights, because being on a plane dries your skin out incredibly. It’ll also help keep you feeling good by avoiding headaches and other issues associated with not drinking enough water.
- Moisturise your skin and your lips
This tip is related to the one above, because keeping yourself hydrated will also help stop your skin from drying out. Dry skin is uncomfortable, and you won’t look or feel your best if you have it. Have some moisturiser on hand to put on your face, and wherever else you feel is drying out, like your hands. Make sure to bring lip balm too, to stop your lips getting dry and flakey.
- Plan ahead of time for entertainment
Bringing books (or an e-reader), as well as your iPad or laptop (or however you choose to watch your movies and Tv shows) is vital to not losing your mind on your flight. Make sure you’ve got your devices charged too! It’s also worth forking out for the airplane entertainment as well, to give you some variety.
With these 5 tips, you’ll find your long-haul trip is as comfortable as it can be, and will fly by. Before you know it, you’ll be arriving at your destination in a good mood thanks to the comfort you felt.