8 Tips to Survive a Long-Haul Flight

All of the active travelers out there, as well as the casual ones, have or will experience a long-haul flight. What is exactly a long-haul flight or how much it has to last for it to categorized as a long-haul? Well, I don’t think there is a manual for that. In Europe, a long-haul flight is just above 4 hours, in the US, it is usually above 7 hours. Generally, airlines consider a flight that lasts for more than 7 hours a long-haul flight. But why are there so many pieces of advice about how to survive a long-haul flight, you might ask?

You can imagine that if you spend 7 or more hours in a plane seat without preparing yourself first, you will probably not have the best time of your life. Personally, I had only 2 long-haul flights in my life, from Amsterdam to Washington DC, and from Amsterdam to Mexico City. The first one was definitely worse than the second flight because I didn’t prepare at all! Nothing to read, nothing to listen to, no cozy socks or earplugs. Not a disaster, but it could’ve been better. So without further ado, let’s see what are the most important tips to survive a long-haul flight:


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