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Ways to Survive a Long-haul Flight

By Kirkanatomy

What was the longest flight you have ever taken? Hmm.. I did 31 long hours from Manila to Rio de Janeiro for total of 22,240 km. Going back to that memory, I couldn’t imagine how I was able to survive such long-haul flight, because, the truth is, when planning a trip, the least thing you'll ever think of is the actual journey to your destination which is just simply sitting on a plane. Staying entertained for a long period of time is the key to outlive when you are on an airplane, but with a little anticipation and creativity, there are loads of things you can do to keep busy and will let your flight be literally fly by.

Ways to Survive a Long-haul Flight

1. Maximize the benefit of inflight entertainment

     Numerous types of inflight entertainment are available on the cabin, with bigger and better collection of the newest movies, music, and as well as inflight surfing and roaming products. I personally look forward to the movies I missed in cinema, when I got no choice but to watch them to keep me entertained. How many times did you watch “A Star Is Born” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper? As it was the most-watched in-flight movie in 2019.

Ways to Survive a Long-haul Flight
2.  Read booksTraveling on an airplane can be a boring experience, particularly if you are one of those people who are unable to sleep on an airplane, like me. Reading a book while flying is a good way to pass the time - and avoid conversation if you are stuck with an intolerable seatmate. Aside from that, long - haul flights can be an opportunity to start reading a new book or to finally finish one.  
Ways to Survive a Long-haul Flight


      3. Play Games

      For me, combating boredom while you are 38,000 feet above the ground is merely by just playing games, be in inflight flight or through your mobile game. Good thing, nowadays, some airlines offer wi-fi, where you can also play games on the internet, like my favorite Space Adventure Pinball.

 4.   Dress comfortably

Make sure you wear loose fitting and comfortable clothes.  I also recommend wearing slip on shoes without laces so that you can take them off easily and put them back on when going to the bathroom.  Wear socks to keep your feet warm and clean when taking off your shoes. In addition, you can always bring a scarf or sweater because it could freezingly cold during the flight.

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