How to prepare for a long-haul flight

Well hello to you my reader chums! Long-haul flights are very much controversial, you either love them or hate them. And whether you have lots of experience or this is your first every long-haul flight, it's important to be prepared. Here are a few of my favourite tips on how to prepare for a long-haul flight.

How to prepare for a long-haul flight

Wear comfortable clothes

If you're going to be sitting in the same position for hours on end then you need to wear something you feel fully comfortable in, whether that's a tracksuit, loose trousers or even your pyjamas - it's your call. It's not about looking stylish, it's about feeling comfortable in what you're wearing.

Stay hydrated

When you're up in the air for a long period of time, naturally you will feel dehydrated physically and your skin also. This is why it's incredibly important to stay hydrated, and that means making use of all the complimentary drinks and bringing a water bottle on board. The same goes with your skin; throughout the flight, you can do a hydrating facemask and, moisturise once or twice so your face won't feel as dry when you land.

Bring an eye mask - and get some rest

Long-haul flights are undoubtedly, long. And with that, you should use a chunk of that time to get some shut-eye. Whether it's a 6 hour or a 14-hour flight, sleep is incredibly important that you don't feel as lethargic when you land, especially if it's an overnight flight. If you struggle with sleeping when flying, then bring an eye mask with you. It'll shut out any light (if it's a day flight), and help limit visual distraction.

How to prepare for a long-haul flight

Keep occupied 

Despite the wide variety of entertainment on long-haul flights including movies, television, and music, it's important to try and keep occupied and not look at the time - otherwise, you'll really be counting down the minutes. Keep yourself occupied in more ways than one from using the inflight entertainment, reading to proactively doing things and moving around.

Pack your hand luggage correctly

When you're packing your hand luggage bag, you want to do it in the easiest way to make things accessible. During the course of the flight, you're not going to want to have your handbag where your foot area is, as you'll want as much legroom as possible. This means, to easily access what you think you need, put all your essentials in a makeup bag, and then you can easily pull it out without rifling through your things.

Walk around every now and then

Long-haul flights are very tiring for the body, even though you're sitting around the entire time. Because of this, you'll want to walk around every now and then to keep your blood pumping around the body and your energy levels up.

Bring your own headphones

To feel a bit more at home on the flight, bring your own headphones for the in-flight entertainment. This will mean you won't have to use the ones given to you.

Layer up 

When you're tired or as it goes long into the flight, you'll start to get a bit chilly or want to feel cosier. Usually, the airline will provide blankets and pillows for your comfort but to be extra comfortable and warm, pack yourself a cosy jumper.

Try and relax

You're up in the air for a long period of time so the best thing to really do is try and relax. This can be by channeling into the movies, listening to a calming app, doing a facemask or blocking everyone out with earplugs and going to sleep.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Have you been on a long-haul flight before?

Thank you for reading <3

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