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How to Entertain Yourself on Long Flights

10 Aug 2023
Long flights or journeys can quickly become dull if you don't have ways to keep yourself entertained. Without a plan to keep yourself entertained, the hours spent in a cramped seat with little room to move can feel never-ending. Fortunately, there are ways to make your travel time more entertaining. Take a look at these handy tips for entertaining yourself during those prolonged trips.
Make the most of your long flight or journey. (Unsplash/Suhyeon Choi)
Make the most of your long flight or journey © Unsplash / Suhyeon Choi

Bring Activities You Enjoy

Take a moment to reflect on the activities that please you or help you unwind, whether it's reading books, browsing through magazines, engaging in word or number puzzles, playing portable games, knitting, coloring in adult coloring books with colored pencils or writing in a journal or travel notebook. By doing activities you enjoy, long flights won't feel monotonous and tedious.

Download Media in Advance

Before your journey, make sure to pre-download movies, TV shows, ebooks, playlists, podcasts, and audiobooks onto your mobile phone, tablet, laptop or any portable media device. This convenient step enables you to enjoy a wide range of entertainment without relying on Wi-Fi connectivity during transit. Remember to pack your headphones so you can watch and listen to your preferred content without causing any disturbance to fellow passengers.

Play Games

Simple games like solitaire with a deck of cards or sudoku are easy travel pass times. If you're looking for a fresh and thrilling challenge, you might want to give the Aviator Game a try. One of the key gameplay elements involves predicting the duration of the plane's flight before it inevitably crashes, which can be a difficult task. Luckily, several Aviator strategies are available online to learn and use. By utilizing these tips and tricks, you can increase your chances of success and enjoy the game to the fullest.

Stay Hydrated and Well Fed

Long trips can be unpleasant if you're feeling dehydrated or hungry. To prevent this, it's recommended to bring a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated and pack nutritious snacks like fruits, veggies, nuts, protein bars or sandwiches to munch on during the trip. It's best to steer clear of overeating as it can cause you to feel sluggish and uncomfortable.

Bring Comfort Items

Bringing some essential items can make your travel experience more comfortable and enjoyable. Items like neck pillows, eye masks, noise-canceling headphones, cozy socks, lightweight blankets, compression socks, and earplugs can help you relax and get some rest. Melatonin supplements are also an option for aiding sleep. Don't forget to pack lip balm, lotion, facial wipes, gum, mints and hand sanitizer to keep you feeling refreshed.

Interact with Travel Companions

If you're not traveling alone, take advantage of the opportunity to socialize and connect with your companions. Engage in conversation by discussing your travel plans, swapping stories, playing games, and getting to know each other. The people you meet during your travels could become lifelong friends, so don't hesitate to exchange contact information.

Make the Most of Layovers 

Don't let a long layover between flights get you down — use it as an opportunity to explore the surrounding area. Take a stroll through the nearby town or city, do some shopping, try out a local restaurant or visit museums and other attractions. It can help you break up the monotony of your travels and give you a chance to get some fresh air and exercise.

Get Up and Move Around

Sitting in one place for a long time can cause your body to feel stiff and uncomfortable during a flight. Opt for an aisle seat to allow yourself to get up and move around frequently. You can do simple exercises like shoulder rolls, knee lifts, calf raises, and ankle circles in your seat or the aisle. Stretching your back, arms, and neck can also help alleviate any tension.


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