Personal hygiene on a long-haul flight usually goes right out the window about a few hours in. Keeping the essentials like a toothbrush, floss, facial cream, and a sheet mask close by is sure to make the trip a little more comfortable. It’ll also build your confidence.
Put on a sheet mask, close your eyes, and let all your worries melt away.
Get an Upgrade
If you often travel, stick to the same airline and save miles. Frequent flyers utilize this trick all the time. It’s an easy and cost-effective way to enjoy the finer things in life.
It might start with perks like boarding earlier or enjoying the lounges, and it can lead to you getting the royal treatment.
Use Your Time Wisely
Plan ahead of time what you’ll be doing on the plane. This is one of those things you don’t want to wing because 18 hours in the same place is not the most enjoyable thing. If you get anxious or nauseous during the flight, do something relaxing that’ll get your mind off the fact that you’re thousands of miles up in the air.
Another great way to spend time on a flight is to read. Catch up on your favorite book and be in the moment.
Pack All Chargers
Before you leave the house, double-check (or even triple-check) you packed all of the chargers for your smartphone, iPad, Kindle, or whatever else you're taking with you that needs to be charged.
Those who forget a charger and have to get one at the airport will pay a lot more than it's worth. Now you won't start wandering around the stores, going off-budget before even leaving the country.
No to Screens, Yes to Paper
The blue light emitting from most standard screens often plays unkind games with our ability to fall asleep.
If you are counting on successfully dozing off for at least some of the duration of the flight, focus your other pastime activities on non-screen activities. A book/magazine and some crossword puzzles are a good place to start.