Thursday, June 21, 2018

Tips For Surviving A Long-Haul Flight


Happy first day of Summer 2018! Summer brings about so much fun, like travel. And this season may be your first experience abroad ... like really abroad on a long-haul flight. While jumping on a plane and going wherever the winds may take you sounds amazing (and it is!), it can be a little challenging on the comfort side of life. Sometimes the journey there is absolutely NOT part of the fun!

We’ve traveled all over the world and have had the best and worst experiences. Over the years, we learned how to handle long-haul flight travel and with vacation season upon us, it’s time to share our hard learned tips with TME readers. If you have the luxury of doing so, three to five days prior to embarking on a vacation in a different time zone get your body on schedule with your destination. This is the easiest way to beat jet lag and save yourself from wasting 24-hours or more trying to get your body clock adjusted. Now that we have that covered, what about the flight itself?

For those wishing to sleep:
  • Do not consume alcohol
  • Do not consume caffeine
  • Hydrate with water
  • Eat a light meal before you board
  • Invest in a Mosaic Weighted Blanket and Noise Canceling headphones
  • Choose a window seat
  • Avoid the seats at the very front and very back of the plane
  • If you can swing it, invest in a premium ticket 

For those looking to pass the time:
  • Long flights are a fabulous time to do some spa treatments like a hydrating face and hand mask, as air travel is notoriously dehydrating
  • A 12-hour flight is the perfect time to catch up on thank you notes and other handwritten correspondence
  • If you’re traveling to a new destination, brush up on a few local phrases -- such as proper greetings
  • Even if you have no desire to sleep, bring a set of Noise Canceling headphones … trust us on this one.

~xo Bon Voyage! 

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