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Flying can be tough. Not only are you stuck in a small space, but you also have to deal with turbulence, crying babies, and people who talk too much.

Planning and bringing along some entertainment can make your journey more bearable – and even enjoyable. 

11 Ways To Make Your Next Flight More Bearable
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If you’re looking for ways to make your next flight more bearable;

Here Are A Few Ideas for your flight.

1) Bring along a good book.

A great way to pass the time on a long flight is to lose yourself in a good book – or two. If you’re unsure what to read, ask a friend for recommendations or check out online bookstores or Amazon’s Kindle store.

Make sure you pack your books in your carry-on luggage if your checked baggage gets lost. Whether you’re into mysteries, romance, or nonfiction, reading is a great way to pass the time on a long flight. Plus, it’s a quiet activity that won’t bother your seatmates.

11 Ways To Make Your Next Flight More Bearable

2) Bring along some portable entertainment

If reading isn’t your thing, consider getting a vpn for spotify to listen to some music or bring along a portable game system, laptop, or tablet loaded with movies, TV shows, or games.

This can be a great way to catch up on your favourite shows or watch new releases. Again, ensure you have everything stored on your carry-on, so you don’t lose access if your checked baggage goes missing. Just be sure to pack headphones, so you don’t disturb those around you.

3) Get up and move around

It can be tempting to stay in your seat for the entire flight, but getting up and moving around every once in a while is good for your health and will help you avoid feeling too stiff and sore. Just stay within the confines of your seat row, so you don’t block the aisle or bother other passengers.

4) Strike up a conversation with your seatmate

If you’re feeling social, start a conversation with the person sitting next to you. You never know; you might make a new friend.

11 Ways To Make Your Next Flight More Bearable

Just be respectful of personal space and boundaries, and don’t force the conversation if the other person isn’t interested.

5) Meditate or do some deep breathing exercises.

Meditation and deep breathing can help you relax and de-stress if you’re feeling anxious or stressed. Many apps and websites offer guidance on how to meditate, so do a little research before your flight to find one that works for you.

6) Snacks and drinks.

It’s essential to stay hydrated and fueled during a long flight, so make sure you pack some snacks and drinks in your carry-on.

This could include anything from trail mix and granola bars to fruits and vegetables. And don’t forget to drink plenty of water – either bring an empty water bottle to fill up after going through security or buy a bottle once you’re past the checkpoint.

11 Ways To Make Your Next Flight More Bearable

7) Travel pillow and blanket.

A travel pillow and blanket can go a long way in making a long flight more bearable. They can help you get comfortable and catch some much-needed rest.

You can usually find these items for sale at airport kiosks or online retailers like Amazon.

11 Ways To Make Your Next Flight More Bearable
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8) In-flight entertainment.

Many airlines now offer in-flight entertainment, a great way to pass the time on a long flight. This could include movies, TV shows, music, games, etc. Some airlines even have seatback screens with interactive content.

9) Work.

If you’re trying to be productive, use the time on your long flight to catch up on some work or answer some emails. Ensure you’re not disturbing your seatmates if they’re trying to sleep.

10) Plan your next vacation

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Use the time on your long flight to start planning your next vacation. This can be a great way to kill two birds with one stone – you’ll have something to look forward to when you land and get a head start on the planning process.

11) Sleep

If all else fails, sometimes the best thing you can do on a long flight is just sleep. It might not be the most productive use of your time, but it will help make the hours go by faster.

Just be sure to bring a neck pillow and eye mask to make sleeping more comfortable.

In Closing

With these tips, hopefully, your next long flight will be a little more bearable. Just remember to relax and take it one step at a time; before you know it, you’ll be at your destination.

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