Your Guide to Coping on a Long Haul Flight
NOTTINGHAM, England, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
With cheaper and more regular flights around, an increasing amount of people are jet
setting to the other side of the World, however for people who are not used to flying or
flying long haul then it can be quite daunting as well as tiresome. So SportsDirect.com
[http://www.sportsdirect.com ] have devised a short guide on how to cope with going long
Firstly, if you’re flying to somewhere like Sydney, Beijing or Florida rather than
opting for a straight flight thinking that you will get there quicker, it may be an idea
to search for flights with transfers or stop overs so that you can get off the plane,
stand up, have a walk around to get some fresh air.
Keep yourself entertained. Most airlines that operate long distance flights do have
in-flight entertainment such as a TV at the back of the seat behind you. However, if you
are on a seven- or fourteen-hour flight then you may want something more than a film to
prevent you from getting bored. Most people pack away their holiday books or magazines in
their suitcase [http://www.sportsdirect.com/accessories/luggage-and-suitcases ], make sure
that you pack these in your hand luggage – you never know when you might fancy a read!
Throughout the flight you should ensure to drink plenty of water, the temptation
during long haul flights, when drinks are free, is to opt for hot, fizzy or alcoholic
beverages but you need to make sure that you keep hydrated, as dehydration is one of the
worst aspects of flying.
Although most major airlines do offer a blanket or an eye mask, always be prepared. If
you find it difficult to sleep on planes then ear plugs and eye masks may be something
that you want to pack in your hand luggage. It is also a good idea to ensure that you are
wearing layers so you can adjust accordingly to the air condition and have a comfortable
Finally, if you can, try and find a flight that sets off at night, that way you may
find that for half of the journey you are sleeping and by the time you wake up you will
nearly have reached your destination.
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