Going on a long haul flight can be frustrating as you can never seem to get comfortable. You’re tossing and turning, getting up and down but nothing seems to work. So we’ve got the perfect long haul travel tips to help you through the flight without upgrading to business class.
Book your tickets early:
This is a simple and easy tip that anyone can do, as soon as you have the date you are going away, don’t hang around for last minute deals – get that flight booked so you have a higher chance of getting your favourite seat. Whether that is the window to get a view over the journey, the isle for easy access to get out and stretch your legs or the middle seat as it is rumoured to become the roomiest.
Bring your own pillow:
A small normal or travel pillow is a must essential for long haul comfort. Every long-distance traveller will tell you that these are not optional! If you don’t have one or forget to bring it then have no fear… every airport on the planet will sell them. This is a carry on item that is easy to hold and worth the hassle.
Keep the clothing loose and comfortable, it doesn’t have to be pyjamas. But something like jogging bottoms and a comfortable top or jumper. So when you sit down you aren’t wearing tight clothes that constrict you or uncomfortable shoes that you can’t walk in. It may also be a good idea to bring an eye mask and noise cancelling headphone – they will be your best friend. All of these are the perfect recipe to getting a good sleep on the flight… along with the neck pillow of course.
Check in early:
There is nothing worse in the world than the feeling that you have forgotten something, you sit there racking your brain trying to think of every little thing it could be – but you never remember until you need it, then it’s too late. So be prepared, get to check in early make sure you have everything and do not get flustered as that’s when it all starts to go wrong.
De-stress before you arrive:
Wake up. Don’t forget to have a nice breakfast. Go to the gym as this will make you more tired, so any seat will seem comfortable. Do your normal routine and stretch your legs throughout the flight as you will be sat down for the next day and a half. So make the most of your freedom and leg room. But whatever you do, do not forget to eat and drink as you’re going to need that to help you through the flight. So stop off at a cafe in the airport, get a croissant and a juice and prepare yourself for the flight ahead.
So head off and book that cheap long haul flight to the dream 2018 destination the whole family wants to visit! Use these tips and your travels will start to become a lot more comfortable.