Taking those 2 to 6 hours flights may not be big deal for most flyers, but when it comes to a long-haul flight you will have to find ways to â€œsurviveâ€ it. Here are some of the more important things you can do to make your trip more comfortable.
Those frequent flyer miles you have long been accumulating can be of great help when you are in a long-distance flight. So if you have your frequent flyer miles, make sure to get the most out of them during your long-haul. They could mean the following – first-class legroom, some great food, full-recline chairs, breathing space and entertainment. If anything else, make sure that you get an upgrade when flying for more than 7 hours.
Secondly, because you have lots of time at your hand during the trip, it is important to find ways to escape boredom. This will require much more than working, writing important business proposals, and checking those reports. All these can help burn up a few hours, but you are still going to have a lot of vacant hours to fill up with something. Games, movies and music can be of great help. The key is to use more captivating movies and games so that you will not know where the hours flew by.
When flying on a trip of over 8-10 hours, it is better to keep your luggage low. The checked baggage charges may inspire you normally to carry more, but when it comes to long-haul flights, you are going to be at a loss. You donâ€™t want to find yourself in a space that is cramped and has lesser legroom, especially when you will be almost in that position for 10-16 hours. Bring just enough so that you donâ€™t have to make room for it in your sleeping space.
Always carry your go-to gear when on a long-haul flight. This includes neck pillow, eye mask, noise-canceling headphones, earplugs and a few other things. These items are not large in size, so they will not interfere with the requirement to keep the carry-on smaller. Keep in mind that your body and mind will require every tiny amount of comfort that you can provide. Keep in mind that the engine noise and pilot announcements will seem to be sweet in the beginning of the journey, but hearing them repetitively can be a big inconvenience. Besides, there are going to be crying kids and major strain in the neck. So make sure to carry your go-to gear along.
Most of the time, traveler will take their long-haul flight to be a great place to rest. It may seem to be an intelligent strategy to get onto the plane extremely tired, thinking that you could sleep the entire way. However it is recommended that you would rather have all the rest before boarding the plane. You could never know what may prevent you from having a relaxing sleep during the journey. So if you are planning to take a long-distance journey, make sure that you follow the above-mentioned tips.