Going to a new place is always an exciting adventure, yes. Being stuck in a long-haul flight? Not so much.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever read tons of travel tips that pretty much suggest that you stay sober and amp up on the water? Well, when you’re constantly travelling (whether its for business or leisure), you develop a different perspective on how to make yourself comfortable during a long-haul flight.
Today, we share with you some of these tips from some travel writers.
1.) Bring your own blanket (and neck pillow)!
Trust us when we say that blanket that they usually give you is unwashed. If you’re still willing to brave the hand-out blanket despite the filth, prepare yourself for a flimsy bit of nothing that seemingly traps the cold rather than keeps it out.
If you’re going to be travelling a lot or will be stuck in a plane for a long time, it’s totally worth it to invest in a good easy-to-pack blanket for the trip. Not only are you sure that it’s clean but you’ll be all warm and comfortable during the flight.
Also, take pity on your neck and bring a neck pillow with you. It doesn’t have to be a high-end one. An inflatable neck pillow will more than suffice.
2.) Pick the Veggie in-flight meal.
No, really. Long-haul flights aren’t really known for their meals (unless you’re flying first class at a really, really good airline). But if you’re like the rest of humanity who have to survive through coach, then you’ll know what we’re talking about when we say that a lot of the “meat” that is served looks downright questionable.
So why pick the veggie meal? Since it can be served at room temperature, you’ll more than likely be served faster than the rest. This ultimately means that you’ll get a head start to getting some shut eye so you don’t mess up your system.
Besides, think of it this way: you’re finally getting a start on that healthy living you’ve been promising yourself for so long.
3.) Don’t be shy about drinking a bit!
We’re not saying that you should skip the water and prioritize the booze. However, it’s not all that fun to drink a week’s worth of water just to “stay hydrated”. Most long flights offer a cup of wine or a little bottle for those who want it.
If you’re the sort of person who needs a bit of alcohol to unwind, there’s no need to break your habit. Just be mindful of the fact that you won’t be able to drink as much as you’re probably used to. However, simply the fact of having a bit of booze is more than enough to get those happy chemicals running through your system.
Oh, and–do drink water when you can.
4.) Have stuff ready for me-time!
It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as its legal. If you’ve been dying to see the latest Fifty Shades movie or if you’ve been lagging with the latest celebrity gossip, now is the time to catch up.
Yes, even if you have a perfect stranger seated next to you–after all, you never have to see them again after this. Personally, I like to read up some pretty juicy romantic novels. So even if you’re going to get a pretty drastic change in scenery, you can keep a little bit of your usual habits to help stay sane during the long flight.