A passenger, who spent 28 hours in the flight, gave three tips to tourists on how to make the trip more enjoyable
A passenger who spent 28 hours on the road travelling from Canada to Singapore told us how she prepared for a stressful and challenging trip. Although the trip involved many transfers and an overnight flight, the traveller made it as pleasant as possible because she was prepared in advance.
Germaine Arenas, who moved from Singapore to Canada, shared her tips with Insider. She said that she wanted to show her boyfriend where she grew up, even though it took them more than a day to travel to the other side of the hemisphere.
Take care of your comfort
A long flight can be stressful and exhausting, so there are some things you should always have with you. You should keep essentials in your bag, and go on the plane with a pillow, blanket, noise-isolating headphones, a mask, and other useful little things for comfort.
The fewer irritating factors you have around you, the faster and easier the journey and waiting time at airports will be.
Stock up on food
Germaine Arenas said that on long-haul flights, it's better to have more food than you need than to not have enough. Food at airports and on airplanes can be too expensive or of poor quality, and having some food you can trust will save you from hunger and indigestion.
Don't rush to get off the plane
After landing, the tourist noticed that many people quickly ran away from the cabin, pushing and trying to squeeze into a narrow aisle. She advised against doing so.
"I learned to let others disembark first: it allowed me to take my time when picking up my bags. It also helped me to stay relaxed during daytime flights and avoid arguments with other passengers," Germaine Arenas explained.