Bring Your Own Entertainment
As you can imagine, there’s not much to do on an airplane. You have your seat and a few other people around you, but that’s it. This can make for some pretty boring travel time—especially if you’re heading somewhere far from home or are looking to avoid work for just one day (or night).
Bringing an entertaining book or magazine is always a good idea, but if you need something more than that then there are plenty of other options available. If you have a laptop or tablet computer, bring it along so that the trip isn’t wasted entirely! (And don’t forget headphones.) You can also bring a portable charger so that your device never runs out of battery power during the flight—just make sure it’s small enough to fit into your carry-on bag.
Get A Good Night’s Rest
If you’re going to be spending an overnight flight, it’s best to get some rest so that you don’t feel too groggy when you land. Bring a travel pillow and sleep mask, as well as earplugs if necessary. An eye mask will let the light from your seatmate’s reading light shine through but not disturb them with its brightness.
If possible, get a window seat because this will allow you more leg room—or at least make sure that if there are no empty seats available at the back of the plane, ask for one (hopefully politely). Even if there are no empty seats available near the front of the plane, try asking nicely if someone would mind switching with you so that they can move up closer to their window.
If comfortable clothes aren’t in your budget right now or are hard to find in your size online (and who knows what happens when buying clothes online?), borrowing something from someone else will work just fine! It might help them out too: they can put on something fresh while still getting some use out of their old outfit before tossing it into their bag once again—saving both space AND money!
Eat at Irregular Times
- Eat when you are hungry and drink when you are thirsty. This is the most basic, but it also happens to be the best advice.
- When eating regular meals, it’s often a good idea to get as much protein and carbohydrate as possible, which will help balance your blood sugar levels and keep your energy up for longer periods of time. Carbohydrates can help make sure that the brain has enough glucose (the form of sugar used by cells for fuel) to function at full capacity throughout an entire day—which makes them particularly useful for long flights where keeping alertness levels high will be important in order to stay safe during takeoff or landing!
Wear Relaxed Clothing
Before you board your flight, it’s important to wear clothes that are both comfortable and easy to take off. This way, when you’re in-flight, you’ll be able to quickly remove any layers that are making you uncomfortable. For example: I am very sensitive to light—the fluorescent lights of the airplane bathroom will make my eyes water and irritate my skin if I’m wearing makeup that’s been sitting on my face for too long. So before I get on the plane, I wear clothes that allow me to easily take off my glasses or hat (or any other accessories) if necessary. It’s also helpful if they’re loose-fitting so they don’t get in the way while sleeping or trying not to look like an insane person while walking around in public spaces.
I recommend bringing a sleep mask as well! Airplane windows can be very bright at night; this will help block out all of those pesky lights when dozing off during an overnight flight—or even just taking a nap during daytime hours when others around may want some shut eye as well!
One of the most important things to remember when flying is to drink lots of water, especially if you’re going on a long flight. It’s easy to forget that you need fluids while you’re inside an airplane, especially if it’s not too bumpy or your plane gets delayed in the air. The cabin pressure in airplanes is lower than at sea level, which means that your body will absorb more moisture from your lungs and eyes as well as through any cuts or abrasions on your skin. To combat this issue, bring a bottle with some water or another beverage with you before departure and keep refilling it throughout the flight whenever possible so that you can stay hydrated during takeoff and landing. This will help keep any headaches at bay! And don’t worry about bringing anything else like yogurt or soup—it’ll just add unnecessary weight for no reason whatsoever (and I don’t mean monetary value).
You can take steps to make your long flight more pleasant.
If you want to make your long flight more pleasant, here are some tips:
- Bring your own entertainment. You might be able to rent a movie or music on board, but it’s best to have your own options. That way you can watch exactly what you want and not have to deal with interruptions from other passengers (or the flight attendants).
- Get a good night’s rest before taking off. If possible, arrive at the airport early so that you can get plenty of sleep before boarding at dawn or mid-morning. Not only will this improve your energy level throughout the day, but it also means fewer delays caused by fatigue during takeoff and landing!
- Eat irregularly throughout the day-time portion of your journey—it’s healthier for both body and mind! In addition, try not eat foods that are too heavy because they’ll make it harder on your digestive system; instead choose light snacks such as nuts or dried fruit which won’t cause indigestion later on down in economy class (as long as there aren’t any peanuts involved).