How To Survive a Long Flight

Going on an airplane is probably one of the most time consuming aspects of traveling. You have to get to the airport hours before, sit on a long, cramped flight, and have some iffy food. There are a few ways to make your flight a little more tolerable, and I’m here to show you.

  1. Get that neck pillow!

I said it once and I will say it again, they are lifechangers. Especially for your long flights, a neck pillow is the perfect way to ensure you get some shut eye. These are some I found on amazon: napfun Neck Pillow for Traveling, Upgraded Travel Neck Pillow for Airplane 100% Pure Memory Foam Travel Pillow for Flight Headrest Sleep, Portable Plane Accessories, Light Grey BCOZZY Neck Pillow for Travel Provides Double Support to The Head, Neck, and Chin in Any Sleeping Position on Flights, Car, and at Home, Comfortable Airplane Travel Pillow, Large, Gray ZOYLEE Twist Memory Foam Travel Pillow Neck,Chin,Shoulder,Lumbar and Leg Support for Adult Airplane Traveling,Bus,Train and Office(Grey)

  1. Bring headphones and a good book!

There’s nothing worse than a flight with nothing to do, and some planes don’t offer personal TV’s. A good book to emerse yourself in is a perfect way to make time go by. Bring some headphones and download some music beforehand too. 

  1. Bring a face mask!

Airplanes can mess up your skin and make it really dry so a fun thing I like to do is a little face mask. It hydrates your skin and makes the flight a little fun. Some face masks I’ve used:

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask

TONYMOLY I’m Real Radiance Sheet Mask Set, 5 Count

Ceramidin™ Facial Barrier Mask – Dr. Jart+ | Sephora

  1. Stay hydrated

The same rules for your face go for the rest of your body. Flights make you dehydrated! I normally buy at least 2 big bottles before my flight so I always have it on hand. 

  1. Wear comfortable clothes

If you’re on a long flight, being comfortable is key to not suffering. For example, jeans, tight clothing, anything like that is a no. Airplanes also get cold so make sure to bring layers. One time, on a short flight I decided to wear shorts. Biggest mistake ever. Sweatpants, T Shirt, and a sweatshirt is the ultimate flight power outfit. 

  1. Take Advil PM

If you’re like me, sleeping on planes is so difficult. Even with a neck pillow, I still have trouble staying asleep. I like to take some Advil PM for multiple reasons. First, I normally get headaches and bodyaches from sitting in a cramped seat for so long and second, it knocks me out. 

  1. Invest in an eye mask and earplugs

These two tools are essential to a decent sleep on an airplane. EDarplugs can also help when you take off and land if you have sensitive ears. These are some I found on Amazon: Whaline 2 Pcs Silk Sleep Eye Cover with Ear Plugs and Elastic Strap, Soft and Smooth Eye Cover for Men & Women Night Sleeping, Travel, Nap (Pink & Black) MZOO Sleep Eye Mask for Men Women, 3D Contoured Cup Sleeping Mask & Blindfold, Concave Molded Night Sleep Mask, Block Out Light, Soft Comfort Eye Shade Cover for Travel Yoga Nap, Black

Ear Plugs for Noise Cancelling

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