5 top tips for long haul flights!!

Posted on the 29th November 2018

By Chloe Steele

Never been on a long-haul flight before? Well if you’re stuck for how to prepare, here our are 5 top tips for when going on a long haul flight…

1. Don’t carry on too much baggage!

We suggest not carrying on to much baggage although additional baggage fees are tempting travellers to do this! Lots of carry-on baggage means that there is less leg room for you and you will have less space- this could result in you being very uncomfortable for your entire flight!

Source: http://www.lostintheweekend.com/2016/02/15/hand-luggage/

2. Stay hydrated

It is recommended that whilst you are travelling in the air that you drink more than you normally do and take at least 2 bottles of water with you. This is due to the fact that air travel is very dehydrating, so keep drinking water and stay hydrated to kick start your time in your new destination wherever it may be!

Source: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/how-stay-hydrated.

3. Wear comfortable clothing…

Another tip we have for travellers going on a long haul flight is to be as comfortable as possible such as wearing loose and comfy clothing! As you will be sat down for a long time on the flight you do not want to feel uncomfortable at any point. Recommended suggestions are loose clothing such as jogging pants for men and leggings for women with a jumper or a hoodie.

Source: https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/travel/how-to-sleep-long-haul-flight-tips-a3698526.html

4. Occupy yourself!

Ensure that you bring enough stuff to keep yourself occupied for the duration of the flight. This may include phones, tablets or even reading material such as books, magazines, card games or music devices otherwise you may find yourself become restless and bored due to the flight being long haul, so it is important to keep yourself entertained.

Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/travel/business-travel-rewards/11872423/best-new-business-books.html

5. Consider bringing a neck pillow and blanket

It’s harder to relax and fall asleep when you are uncomfortable and cold. It is worth bringing a neck pillow in flight as it will support your neck, a blanket will keep you warm and help you to be more comfortable in getting some rest, as sitting up right for a long period of time can be very uncomfortable!

Source: http://www.brookstone.com/pd/biosense-neck-travel-pillow/666115p.html


So here are our top 5 tips for long haul flights. Do you want to be headed on a long haul flight next year? Check out our list of destinations.

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