For most long-haul flights are always stressful and exhausting, especially for first-time travellers. Cramped planes and long hours of monotony accompany with crying sounds of toddlers are just a few things that you will have to put up.
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Request a more convenient seat while booking
Some seats are better than others on an aeroplane, so book your seats wisely and you could have a more comfortable flight. If you would like to sleep, book a window seat so that you don’t get disturbed. You will also find that there is more leg room in seats that are situated next to an emergency exit.
Get some sleep before you fly
It’s virtually impossible to get any good quality sleep on a plane, so make sure you rest well before you board your flight. If you don’t, and you fail to get any sleep at all on the flight, you feel utterly exhausted by the time you arrive at your destination.
Minimise your hand luggage
Don’t take too much hand luggage on the aeroplane with you. If your bags are too large to fit in the overhead luggage compartment, you could end up stowing them under the seat in front of you, and that will just reduce your leg room even further.
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Buy inflatable travel pillow
A neck rest or inflatable travel pillow will support your head during the flight and make it easier to get some sleep. You might also find earplugs and an eye mask useful if you are usually a light sleeper and are easily disturbed.
Drink Lots of water
One thing that you are likely to suffer with on a long flight is dehydration, so drink plenty of water during the flight. If you become dehydrated, you will feel even more tired, and it could make you feel quite ill by the time you land.
Bring something to keep you occupied
When you fly economy class, the choice of movies is very limited, or has no choice at all. You should take a book with you, some magazines, or a device like a Kindle tablet to keep you occupied on a long flight and to help you pass the time.
Often, get up and stretch your legs
Sitting in the cramped space of an aircraft seat for a long time will make you stiff and restrict your circulation. Get up and have a walk around the cabin for a few minutes every hour or two and that will get the blood flowing around your body again.
Don’t wear clothes that are tight-fitting
Wear loose-fitting clothes that you can easily adjust and avoid anything with a tight waistband that might restrict the flow of blood.
Don’t drink too much alcohol
Too much alcohol will dehydrate and make you ill.
Move seats if you need a more convenient one
If you are lucky enough, to be on a flight that’s not full and you see a better position, ask the flight attendant if you can move.