Everyone loves flying but almost everyone hates getting stuck on long distance flights with cranky companions and poor seating. So, how to survive your next long distance flight? Here are a few ingenious tips and tricks to have a pleasant experience and to prevent dehydration, boredom and sleep deprivation.
Long distance flights are the best time to cash in on your frequent flier miles. Before you book the flight, take note of your miles and try to go in for an upgrade. If that’s not possible, try to pay in a few extra pounds for the upgrade. You’ll not regret having spent the extra amount on fully reclining chairs, great legroom, specially picked entertainment options and above all gourmet meals.
2.Carry Entertainment with You
If you can’t get an upgrade, the next best way to banish boredom on your long flight is to carry your favourite entertainment options with you. Instead of looking through the available entertainment only to find that nothing suits your fancy, carry options with you. Better, if you can pick a copy of the latest bestseller to read away those hours.
3.Don’t bring plenty of cabin baggage
If you think that you can stash away your cabin baggage under the seat in front of you, think again. The bag is going to occupy precious leg space leaving you to have a more cramped journey. So either plan to put away all your cabin baggage on the overhead space or don’t carry on too much.
4.Come Equipped with your favourite travel gear
It is essential to bring your small tools that help you survive. A comfortable neck pillow, your favourite headphones, your iPod are essential on long distance flights.
5.Use a Seat Selector App
Another way to survive long distance flights is to pick the seat that works for you well ahead in advance. There are some great seat selector apps out there that do the job for you.
Make use of these simple tips and have a pleasant long distance flight.