How to Survive a Long-haul Flight?

We all know flights, in general, can be stressful. The longer flights definitely can have you feeling exhausted though. The longest flight I’ve been on was 23 hours. That was a doozy. I feel the key is preparation! This post is going to cover a few things to help you survive those long flights! Let me know if you have any tips for long flights. I’d appreciate it.

Flight Activities

  1. Books – I love a good book anywhere. It really helps switch things up while makes it feel that time is passing quicker. I personally found it helpful to start something prior to the flight just enough to know it’ll be a good read. Grabbing a not-so-great book would be the worst. 
  2. Tablet – Not only can you have your books on here but there are a ton of entertaining games you can pass time with. If this plane ride does not have the TVs there is still a way you can watch your shows/movies. Netflix has a feature that allows you to download the video in advance so you can watch it without Wi-Fi later.
  3. Spa – Now face mask would look pretty silly on a plane. To each, there own though. Haha. I find the eye mask isn’t nearly as surprising. Planes’ can make your skin feel dry as the Sahara.  I’d plan on doing this closer to the end of your flight that way you arrive looking alert, bright, and hydrated. 
  4. Charger/Power banks – Be sure to have these things handy in your carry-on. Even if it fully charges for an extra-long flight you want to be sure that you can charge back up. If for whatever reason your charging outlet for your seat doesn’t work power banks are a great back up. Did all your cords into an easily accessible bag so that you’re not shuffling through the bag trying to untangling them.
  5. Snacks – Nothing better to do? Stuff your face. Haha. You can have some snacks ready in case you are hungry before the meals come out. Think about it you would likely snack between breakfast lunch or dinner… most likely. (: 

Cozy Essential 

  1. Essential Oils – Not everyone is great with planes. They can make us anxious for a variety of reasons. Essential oils are soothing for our senses. I personally like the lavender/chamomile combo. 
  2. Sleep Mask – Time different may be an issue or maybe you just need to get some shuteye. These are great to block out the light.
  3. Noise Canceling Headphones – Flights are pretty noisy just from the plane’s sounds alone. If you need some peace and quiet, this is the best way to make it happen. 
  4. Loungewear – Make sure you’re comfortable. You in one position for a long time you’ll want to dress accordingly. Even if you are going somewhere immediately exiting the flight. I’d recommend bringing that change of clothes with you. 
  5. Neck pillow – I struggled to find a position for my head the whole flight. These pillows will keep you from having neck stiffness post-flight. 

*This is not a sponsored or affiliated post. Just my opinions. Be sure to check ingredients in snacks you may order for possible allergies. Also, check with a physician that essential oils are safe. *

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