Long-haul flights are normally just endured and not enjoyed, especially
when the destination is for a business, not Bora Bora. But what if you used your next
long haul flight to get your life organized for the New Year? Long flights might feel
like time spent in limbo. Sometimes you might get nauseous, curse those crying
babies, sigh at the sight of the meal, and then try to catch some sleep in vain. But
a long flight doesn’t have to equal suffering. When you need to travel a long
distance, you might as well sit back, relax, and make the best of it.
Here are ways to be comfortable on a long flight to help you enjoy your trip as
much as possible:
GET A GOOD SEAT
Before you leave, check online to see where your seat will be. Do you prefer a
window seat so you can rest your head against the wall while sleeping, or an aisle
seat so you can walk around as much as you like? Try to change your seat in
advance to suit your fancy.
On long flights, apply a moisturizing lotion on your feet, face, and palms. In-flight
the atmosphere is very dry, mainly due to the pressurization and air conditioning
Meditation is a magic tool. It’s shown to improve your concentration and focus,
boost your immune system, and even slow the process of aging! But who has time
to sit still for twenty minutes every day when you’re always on the go? Well,
now’s your chance. Guided meditation apps like Headspace and Calm can help
you to switch off and get in touch with your inner calm. Why not try one out on
your flight? You’ll be ready for any task that comes at you upon arrival.
If you want to sleep during the flight, bring a sleeping mask. Simply putting on
your headset and sleeping mask can also mentally prepare you to sleep during the
To avoid jet lag, adjust your wristwatch to the destination time of your current
flight as soon as you board. Then, tell yourself you are at that time.