We’ll give you helpful tips for long-haul flights so that you can survive long flights and arrive at your next long-haul destination as relaxed as possible. Find out what you should pay attention to before, during and after your flight, what things should definitely be in your hand luggage, what clothes you should wear and how you can keep yourself busy on a short or long-term flight.
Choose a seat
One of the most important tips for long-haul flights is definitely the choice of seat. Getting the seat you want is the top priority on long-haul flights. Some passengers really want to sit in the aisle and others can hardly imagine a flight without a seat at the window. Which place is the best depends on your personal taste. When booking a ticket, many airlines charge additional fees when selecting the desired seat. If you want to increase your chances of finding your favorite spot without spending a penny more, you should definitely check-in online in advance. When you check-in online at the latest, seat selection is free with most airlines.
Don’t eat anything heavy before the flight
While tempting, it is best not to eat heavy food before a long flight. You’ll regret it on the flight, believe us. If you want to have something to eat at the airport before departure, choose a salad, maybe with a steak, and skip the pizza or french fries. We don’t even want to talk about legumes and garlic.
Wear comfortable (and warm) clothing
Your clothes naturally depend on where you are leaving and where you are going. Since it can get quite cold on a plane, you should pack several items of clothing to avoid freezing or catching a cold. It is best to wear several layers of clothing on top of each other so that you can vary them individually. The most important items of clothing on the plane include: comfortable trousers, warm socks and sweaters, and a scarf because of the cool air from the air conditioning. A long-haul flight is not the right place for a fashion show. Choose comfortable clothing. You don’t have to fly in sweatpants, baggy jeans will do too. Since people always get cold, it is recommended to wear a hoodie.
Drink plenty of water
Bring a reusable water bottle with you. You have to empty it before going through security, but you can refill it afterward. Depending on the airport, there are special taps for drinking water, where you can refill your bottle with water free of charge. If you only have one flight, you can also buy a bottle of water after the security check. However, if you have to take several flights to arrive at your final destination, buying several water bottles after the security check is pointless, as you usually have to go through a security check in the transit area again. Although you are only in the transit area, you will have to dispose of your full water bottles again.