Top 10 tips to make a long international flight easier to endure
Everyone has their own way of dealing with a long flight: some people sleep the entire flight, others try to occupy their time with gadgets, and others read.
Experts who have spent hundreds of hours in the sky have told us how to make a long flight easier to survive. They advise to relax and properly prepare for the flight, Travel + Leisure reports.
- Always pack pajamas to wear on an overnight flight.
- Never sleep when flying eastbound if your flight is less than 10 hours. The rising sun will cause jet lag.
- Before the flight, make a list of all the things you've always wanted to do but didn't have enough time to do - long flights offer the best time without interruptions.
- Go to sleep.
- Limit your alcohol consumption.
- If you're on a shorter overnight flight, go to bed right away. Don't watch movies on the flight. Just sleep!
- Take only carry-on luggage with you, packing it compactly.
- Help your body relax. Sometimes taking a melatonin pill can help.
- Plan your first day of vacation upon arrival, taking into account the local time and possible time zone changes.
- Wear loose clothing, stay hydrated, try to avoid excess salt and sugar, stick to your sleep schedule, and pack light.