How to survive long flights

Long Flight on Plane

Do you travel internationally over 100K miles per year? Today we have several practical hacks to help you get through a long flight.

  • If you experience sore on your bottom on a flight: Put the pillow you got (try to find an extra one) on your chair but leave room for your tailbone to not touch the seat (basically try as if you are sitting over the edge of a ledge).
  • Taking one Ibuprofen (Advil) every 4 hours helps keep inflammation away (i.e relieve sore bottoms, necks, etc).
  • If you mind getting up frequently to use the bathroom then hydrate with plenty of water only the day before the trip. Also avoid any caffeine on the day of travel.
  • Take the aisle seat of the middle section. That way you don’t have to get up as often to let people out.
  • If it’s a full flight then you can try to sit two-thirds back in your section. If the middle section is oxo (person, no person, person) flight attendants will fill in the middle seats from the front going back. Be careful of oxxo because they will put a couple in that spot.
  • Remember always pick the right side of the plane because there is more luggage room. For example, I often like ooxo with my spot being on the right.
  • Do not sit close to the bulkhead (where the baby cribs are placed) or near the restrooms. It is usually loud and congested.
  • Bring your own headset. Many airlines don’t pass the headsets out until later and they recycle them for the next flight.
  • At the beginning and end of a flight you will get interrupted many times from the announcements. So you can watch something you’ve already seen.
  • Keep your passport and a pen with you to fill out the arrival card.
  • Bring an eye mask and ear plugs if you plan to sleep.

And there you have it, my friend. Our tried tips for surviving long-haul flights. Hope you can use those hacks and enjoy your next flights.

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