These are the must-know travel hacks for long flights
Travel Hacks – For your next vacation, especially if you need to travel that will require a long time, take note of these must-do things to make your long flights more comfortable.
Book in advance
Based on the article in Kiwi.com, tickets for long-haul flights started selling a year before. These tickets do not frequently change the price, unlike the tickets for just short distances.
Consider your luggage
When searching and eventually booking a flight, consider what you need and want to bring to your travel. Specifying the luggage that you will bring from the beginning will save time and money. Often, it is more expensive to pay for an additional bag to the already paid ticket.
Be wise in choosing your seat
It is common for passengers to choose the front area of the plane for the legroom. Probably, this is what everyone wants to do. If this area is already full, then, you can try choosing the less desired seats because if you’re lucky you might get three seats to yourself. It is advisable to avoid the very last row immediately in front of the toilet and galley. This is because these seats might have no recline function. There are airlines that let you reconsider your seats.
Prepare a cabin packing list
Make a list of the basic things that you should bring. Here are some that you must consider:
- A neck pillow
- An eye mask
- Earplugs or noise-canceling headphones
- A toothbrush and some toothpaste
- At least one bottle of water
- Eye drops, face moisturizer, lip balm and hand cream
- A charger for your phone
- Non-electronic entertainment
- Face masks
- Hand sanitizer
Deal with the jetlag beforehand
Before a long-haul flight, it is good to have a well-rested sleep and relaxation. This will help you deal with jetlag after.
You can adjust your clock to the time at your destination as soon as you board and find your seat.
Wear a comfortable outfit
Dress comfortably for a long-haul flight, like something loose and breathable.
If you can’t avoid drinking while on your flight, then, do not drink too much because it might worsen your jetlag.
Walk up and down the cabin
Don’t sit for too long to avoid cramps. Stretch your legs or you can walk up and down the cabin to lessen the pressure on your legs.
Make the most of your free time
Enjoy doing things that would not require you to have an internet connection like organizing or doing something creative.