Long-Haul Flights Made Bearable – Part 1

Long-Haul Flights Made Bearable – Part 1

Long haul flights made bearable

 

Some of us have mastered getting through long haul flights; we get through them like robots. For others, it can be stressful, and unbearable to a point. Here are some tried and tested tips on making your long haul flight more bearable!

 

Comfortable clothes

Ladies, skip the heels and boots – really! Closed shoes that aren’t too snug are the best as you should allow some space for your feet to swell during the flight. Layering your clothes is a good way of staying comfortable as you can add on or take off a layer or two to suit your fluctuating body temperature. Also skip excessive jewelry as it may be bothersome when going through airport security.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at Heathrow Airport

 

Take some snacks

Eating, just because food is in front of you does not help. Listen to your body and only eat when you are hungry. Carrying your own snacks ensures you aren’t left high and dry if you miss the flight meal or if it isn’t served when you expect it. Also, travelling across time zones may have you eating a heavy meal at what would have been your breakfast time. Nuts, dried fruits or energy bars are great as flight snacks.

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Toothbrush/ toothpaste

Even if you’re not planning to sleep, a toothbrush and toothpaste is necessary for you as well as the other passengers! Washing your face and brushing your teeth will help you feel fresh and boost your overall sense of wellbeing (almost as if you awake in the morning!)

 

Move around

Stretch your body, do some simple exercises and walk around to keep blood circulation great and loosen muscles. Moving around at regular intervals will also help your body relax so you can sleep/rest better. Foot flexes, neck rotations and arm movements will combat thrombosis during prolonged flights.

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Charge devices

I can’t stress this enough! There really are only so many movies you can pay attention to on a flight. If you need other forms of mental stimulation, download some fun games, load up your eBooks or if you plan of getting some work done – make sure your devices are charged up for the flight.

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There is so much more to help make your long haul flight bearable so stay tuned for
Part 2!

 

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