Six tips to help you survive a long flightLast updated on Nov 13, 2019, 12:13 pm
Long-haul flights can get frustrating, boring, and pretty tiring.
While all journeys should be well planned, it becomes especially crucial when you are going to be in the air for a good number of hours.
Although long flights are nothing to be frightened of, one needs proper preparation to get through them.
Here are six handy tips to help you survive long flight journeys.
Wear comfortable clothes
This one should come off as a no-brainer.
Wearing a tight jeans on a 10-hour flight journey would be a disaster.
What you really need is a couple of loose layers so as to stay comfortable, and be able to cope with the colder temperatures easily.
Also, avoid those footwear that are tight, as they could lead to swelling in the feet.
Prepare for some sleep
Since you are going to be on the flight for the equivalent of a full day or night, you better be prepared for some sleep.
It will not only help cut your time, but also save you some much-needed energy after you reach your destination.
It is advisable to pack along a lightweight blanket, a travel pillow, and a good sleep mask.
Stay hydrated; Avoid alcohol
Hydration: The chances of getting dehydrated on a long-haul flight are quite high. So, keep sipping on water regularly throughout the flight duration to stay safe. Also, avoid excessive coffee/tea as they can affect your sleep schedule and worsen jet lag.
Alcohol: A couple of beers or a gin before flight might seem tempting, but it can lead to dehydration and increased fatigue.
Pack some snacks; Move around a bit
Snacks: Of course, you'll get food on a long-haul flight, but they often turn out to be disappointing. So, pack along some slow energy-releasing snacks like cereals, bars, nuts, and dried fruits.
Stay active: Don't freeze in your seat. Keep moving around frequently to keep the blood flowing. Also try making time for some easy stretches/exercises to reduce jet lag.