April 19, 2018

Survival Tips Every Long-Haul Flight Passenger Needs

Most everyone loves traveling to far off and exotic locations. However, there is one part of travel that most travelers really despise - even the most seasoned of travelers - and that is the long-haul flight. No one wants to be stuck on an airplane for a whole day but sometimes it is necessary to get to where you want to be.

Your long-haul flight isn't something that you should dread too much, though. Sure, it won’t be the most comfortable or exciting of journeys, but there are some ways you can make it easier to bear. Here are a few survival tips.

Reserve Seats In Advance
If you check in early online, you might be given the chance to choose your own seat on the plane. This is something that you should do, even if you have to pay for it. That’s because you will get the chance to pick good seats. After all, you don’t want to be stuck next to the toilets for twelve hours, do you?!

Wear Compression Socks
The air pressure in the cabin will be changing quite a bit as the plane changes altitude. This can lead to your feet and shins swelling and, in some extreme cases, it can even cause blood clots. To prevent any of these side effects, it’s worth taking a look through a sock catalog and buying some compression socks. These help the blood flow through the calves and can greatly reduce any potential swelling.

Bring Sleep Essentials
The best way to get through a long-haul flight is to sleep through it. That way, you stand a good chance of feeling very refreshed once you arrive at your destination. To aid sleep, you should bring a pillow so that you can support your head and neck against the seat. It’s also a good idea to pack a blanket in your bag as it can sometimes be quite cool on planes. If you think sleeping tablets would help, then don’t forget them either.

Take Some Snacks And Drinks
Even though you will get served a couple of meals during the flights, it is still a good idea to take some snacks and drinks with you. You then don’t have to wait for the next meal if you ever feel hungry. Even though some airlines sell snacks and drinks on board, they can be quite expensive, so taking your own will certainly work out a lot cheaper.

Stay Mobile
Don’t stay in your seat for the duration of the flight. You need to try and stay as mobile as possible and go for a walk up and down the aisle as frequently as possible. In fact, some experts think you should do this once an hour. This helps the blood flow around your body and can prevent your legs from getting cramp. It will also help to pass the time.

If you follow all of the above tips, you will find that your next long-haul flight isn't quite as bad as you thought it would be. You might even enjoy it!

*This is a collaborative/contributed/partnered, compensated post. The copy, content, images & opinions are not my own.

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