Long flights used to kill me. I used to get off feeling tired, drained and completely out of energy. Through out my trips, I learned some tricks that made the general experience much better.
- Window Seat VS. Isle Seat
- If you’re two travelers, book window and Isle seat. Most of the time if the flight isn’t full, the middle seat will be empty.
- Freshen-up after a nap/sleep
- Drink less coffee, more water
- Keep on moisturizing
- I never depend on flight movies (Although the newest movies are always there). However, I always get with me either my Laptop, or my iPad to watch shows/movies on it. Usually, the first few hours of flying I watch a movie, and eat then sleep. OR, Eat, sleep then watch a movie. Either way, a movie is in the equation.
- If you can’t normally sleep on a flight, try a sleeping pill or herbal aid.
- Use your own headphones and Noise Cancelling Devices.
- Stay away from the last row of the plane if you can avoid it. The seats may not recline, and they may be right next to the lavatories.
- If you can survive without an extra legroom: Avoid the exit row seats or bulkhead. They do provide extra legroom but often these seats can’t be reclined and some don’t have adjustable armrests.
- Finally, I always get bored during take off and landing since most flights don’t allow electronic use (not even on flight mode), so I suggest you take a book or a magazine to kill that specific time.
Cheers & Safe Travels,