Everything You Need to Know to Survive a Long-Haul Flight


Whether you have to fly home because of COVID-19 or you’re about to embark on your next international flight, long-haul flights don’t have to be torture. Use these tips and tricks as a survival guide to survive your next long-haul flight. 

Most of us love to travel, but few of us actually enjoy the transport aspect of travel. Flying is no exception. If you want to get anywhere exciting, you will most likely have to endure a long-haul flight. While sitting on a plane for 9+ hours doesn’t sound like fun, it doesn’t have to be torture either.

Before traveling internationally full time, I had never been on a flight longer than 8 hours. So when I embarked on my first 12 hour flight, and later on my first 35 hour one (layovers included in this time) I had no idea what I was in for.

After taking well over 60 flights in the last two years, there are a few tips and tricks I’ve picked up to make long-haul flights, or flying in general, bearable. Here are my top 20 tips: