Long Haul Flights: Travel Essentials

Pre-Flight Tip: Camomile tea, good for nervous flyers, and sleeping!

Pre-Flight Purchase: I always spend half an hour in duty free, choosing a good magazine for my flight

SITTING TIGHT ON LONG HAUL FLIGHTS

If you’ve read my Flight or Fight post you’ll know I’ve had a bit of a history with flying. In the last 6 months I’ve had two long haul flights. The most recent being about a week ago, and although I still get sweaty palms for take off I’m finallllly able to get though, and even relax somewhat. If you want to read a bit more about what helped me with flying anxiety, check out the post I linked above. However today!.. I’m going to give you a few easy tips for making your future flights as comfortable as possible.

 

SEATS

I’m not about to sit here and tell you to go and get you those premium upper class business class first class, seats. I think if you had that option you wouldn’t need to read a blog on flight tips to do this. Of course it would be great to upgrade and get a little extra leg room; but if that isn’t a possibility choose your seats early! Most airlines will make you pay extra for grabbing the better seats, even in economy, so just try to choose the best of a bad bunch. You will get the option to pick your seats in good time before your flight. At least you can choose your row, grab that window seat and make sure you’re next to your travel buddy, if you have one this time round.

 

SOCKS AND SURGICAL MASKS

It’s not as weird as it sounds, I don’t know if this is relatable.. it might just be me. But the air-con on a plane is just too much for a gal sometimes. On my way back from Argentina (14 hour direct flight.. did I mention that?) I got ridiculously ill. I’ve never seen a cold come and manifest so quickly. Not really too surprising if you think about it. So now I’ve equipped myself with a basic mouth mask. You can grab a pack of 4 on Amazon. That, plus a good pair of fluffy night socks will do the trick.

Long haul flights comfort

BEAUTY ON BOARD

Comfort is key, on this one!! I would love to strut through duty free with stilettos and a (fake) crocodile leather clutch. However theres a time and a place for that. A long haul flight isn’t one. Honestly I love to just throw on a comfy tracky with an oversized hoody and get ready for the journey ahead. Unless the flight is less then 4 hours make up is a no,no for me. You can board a plane with the most perfect skin and leave with your duty free purchases plus 5 free pimples. Flying is rough for your skin the best of times, so give your face a break and keep it au naturel. I usually take a travel sized face oil to keep hydrated. It’s especially nice about an hour before landing, brush your teeth, wash your face and feel refreshed with a top up of facial oil. If worst comes to worst, don’t worry, sunglasses can hide those tired eyes.

 

WATER

Two things I really wished I liked in life: 1. Peanut Butter and 2. Water. I envy those people that opt for a glass of water over juice. Don’t get me wrong I drink it, but I wish I liked it enough to want to drink it instead of because of all the benefits it has. But, water is king! Especially on a flight, keep your body hydrated both internally and externally. As uncomfortable as an airplane toilet is, if you’re able to avoid it you’re not drinking enough. Just the walk alone will do you some good, try not to stay sat in the same position for the whole journey.

 

And of course, grab your best book and get comfy with it! So that’s it, a few little tips to make your future flights a bit more comfortable. Everyone has their own way of getting through a flight, so if you have any other tips let me know!!

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

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