Long flights aren’t fun. So, in the wake of committing essentially every error in the book while flying, I’ve contrived a survival methodology to help get through the agonies of any flight, but especially the long ones.
On the off chance that your carrier permits you to, pick your favored seat previously (window or aisle). I for one favor the window since I can lean my head against it while I rest and don’t get interrupted when people have to get up. You might be different and be one of those people who likes to get up and walk around frequently.
Try some stretches to stop the body from feeling uncomfortable, if you know any yoga then this can be really helpful and just a few simple stretches can make you feel so much better.
There’s a difference between chugging a bundle of water and having to take the direct route for the restroom each 10 minutes and staying properly hydrated. Above all else, ensure you have a water bottle to fill after security (or purchase one).
Take a good book. Most long haul flights will have movies, if they don’t you can always put some on a device such as kindle or iPad and use these to watch your favourites, but if you have a book you don’t need to rely on technology, you can always bury your head in it if things get boring, plus it takes longer to digest, and lets face it you’re not in a hurry.
Your skin additionally needs some hydration TLC when flying. Bring a good quality moisturizer and you’ll feel much better for a long time afterwards.