Flying High: 10 Secrets to Surviving a Long-Haul Flight

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How do you feel when it’s raining outside, and you are home all week? It feels like a cage, right? Especially for the people like you. Do you know in Bengali, there is a proverb, ‘mustard seeds below our feet,’ which means you can’t stay in a particular place for a long time. A similar thing happens during a long-haul flight. It might be a 7 hours flight or 17 hours, and both are very boring, exhausting, and uncomfortable. So think about New York to Singapore flight. It’s the longest!

But don’t worry when; I am here to make your flight exciting. In this Blog, I will give you 10 Secrets to Surviving a Long-Haul Flight.

Let’s start

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Pre-flight preparation:

First thing first, you can’t do anything once you board the flight. So you have to prepare yourself before boarding. What do you have to do?

Book the right flight and seat selection: 

This goes without saying; you have to buy the best flight tickets after researching. People often try for a window seat; if you like it, go for it if it’s available, but if it is uncomfortable for you, don’t listen to others.

A small tip: You can try the back seats, why? I know it won’t be quiet, but you might get a free seat if people rush to the front. Check the seat map before boarding and a last-minute appeal.

Packing Essentials:

90% of people pack their luggage incorrectly, and some youtube videos may help you. You should pack light and only essentials. I wrote about the needs needed during the flight. Check them out for your reference. Always carry what makes you comfortable and help during transport.

Jet lag

Do you know what the most challenging thing to face during travelling?
Adjusting with the time zone. So be aware of the time zone during your flight and make sure you are ready to deal with it. It will help you to minimize the jet lag.


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Dressing for comfort

If Wearing shorts make you comfortable then wear them; don’t make your journey difficult. The long haul-flight already gives you many problems, so don’t increase them.


As I have said earlier, dealing with the time zone is difficult, so wear clothes according to the time zone. Make it fit for the new environment.


The reason behind making it a separate point is to make you aware that if you aren’t severe with your legs, then be ready to face problems. Use comfortable shoes, and take care of your legs. Massage feet, ankles, lower legs, and knees to move blood out of the legs and toward the heart.

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Long-Haul In-Flight Entertainment

Suppose you are children, and you are in a park; what can you do? You can run, jump, or something like that, right? So you have to engage in entertainment or hobbies during the fight time, as it won’t land soon.

Utilizing the airline’s entertainment system

You will get ample entertainment during your flight. Take advantage of the airline’s variety of movies, TV shows, and music.

Packing your own entertainment

I love to read books, don’t you? You should bring your favourite books, movies, and music to entertain yourself throughout the flight. Why will you depend upon anything else when you can entertain yourself?

Staying productive

The best thing you can do is to use the time efficiently. You can work on your laptop or do your hobbies which you can’t do for a hectic working schedule. It will help you to maximize your time in the air. Read More

Staying hydrated and fresh

How many litres of water do you intake daily? Most likely 3.7ltrs. But what if you are on a flight and you miss the water? The problem of dehydration will be pretty standard.

But what can this long-haul flight do? It is super boring. It will make you feel energyless and somewhat lazy, so staying refreshed is highly needed. Don’t consume excessive amounts of caffeine or alcohol.

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In-Flight Sleep

How many hours do you sleep? Around 6 hours? You may do more than this, but would you like to invite disturbance during your sleep? The answer is straightforward no! You have a regular bedtime if it’s more than 7-8 hours. So bring a good travel pillow. You won’t get neckaches with an earplug and sleep mask!

So what are you playing on your next flight? Maybe Grande’s song!


If you are someone who works consistently like me in front of the laptop, you know what you need to face. You will face the same problem on flights. So it’s better if you roam and relax your body during long-haul flights.

You can Perform exercises like ankle circles and shoulder rolls to prevent stiffness and promote circulation.

Take short walks to stretch your legs and reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

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Wrapping up

Long-haul flights may seem challenging, but with proper preparation and the right mindset, they can become an enjoyable part of your travel adventure. By following these 10 secrets, you can make the most of your time in the air, arrive at your destination feeling refreshed, and tackle an incredible journey full of unforgettable experiences. So, sit back, relax, and prepare to fly high on your next long-haul flight! Bon voyage!

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