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Top tips for surviving a long haul flight

It has never been easier to travel the globe. Flights are getting faster and inflight entertainment is getting better. However, sitting on a plane for 24 hours is still no easy feat.

To help, we’ve put together a list of Inspired Adventures top tips for surviving a long flight.

Pole position

Ask to sit at the front of the plane, this means you’ll be fed first (and have a choice of meals before the good option runs out).

Travellers boarding flight
Plane in flight

Set your watch

Set your watch to the time zone you’re going to enter. This helps your body and mind prepare.

Pro tip: Work out a sleep schedule for your flight. If you’re going to arrive late at night then try to stay awake towards the end of your flight and vice versa.

Compression socks

This might seem like a strange survival tip, but these socks are amazing! Say goodbye to swollen legs and feet after a long flight. You can pick up a pair at most chemists and you wont regret it.

Water over wine

Lets get real. The free alcohol on international flights is a lovely perk. In saying that, you need to stay hydrated if you want to feel okay the next day.

Pro tip: Take your own water bottle. This way your hydration isn’t dependent on the refreshment trolley.

Move it!

Get up and keep your blood flowing! It doesn’t need to be much; just have a little wander on your way to the bathroom and then a nice stretch before going back to your seat.

Plane clothes

Yes, this is a category of clothing and I encourage you to fall deeply in love with it. Say no to jeans and tight jackets. Now is the time for you to bring out your comfortable pants and settle in.

Pro tip: If you’re going on an adventure make sure to take your trekking boots on the plane with you. That way, even if your luggage is delayed your adventure is not!

Dinner time

Unlike many people, I actually enjoy plane food. I think it’s the surprise of what the food trolley holds. However, if you are like the masses make sure that you bring a few of your favourite snacks for the flight. This is especially important if you have any special dietary requirements as we all know those meals can be less than desirable.

Control your sound

The headphones provided by the airline are always notoriously bad, so I would encourage you to invest in a good pair before you fly.

Pro tip: Earplugs are a great investment to block out background noise whilst you’re trying to sleep.

Airplane Flight
Long Haul Flight

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