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How To Survive a Long Flight

If you’d love a trip away to sunny Florida, but it’s the long flight that puts you off – don’t worry, you’re not alone! Whether you’re scared of flying, become anxious in enclosed spaces, or simply wonder how you’ll keep yourself entertained, these 10 tips will see you through a long-haul flight with ease.

Dress comfortably

While you might be tempted to be dressed to impress when you land in Florida – it’s important to stay comfortable. Throughout your flight you’ll likely be sat down for hours, and may even try to go to sleep, so make sure you’re dressed comfortably in non-restrictive clothing.


Stretch your legs

It can seem inconvenient getting up and down, especially if you’re sat on a window seat – but it’s super important to make sure you get up and stretch your legs every now and again. Lower oxygen levels on flights can lead to swelling and headaches, so get the blood pumping with a stroll around the cabin.


Stay entertained

You might think of a long-haul flight as a drag that you can’t wait to get over with – but why not think of it as hours of free time to spend relaxing, taking time out just for you? Get stuck into that book you’ve been meaning to read or download a binge-able series from your favourite streaming platform, and the hours will fly by – literally!


Get equipped

When embarking on a long flight – you will need to bring a certain arsenal to get through it comfortably! Arm yourself with blankets, flying pillows, headphones and sleeping masks to make sure you’re as comfy as possible, and can block out the hustle and bustle when it’s time toto rest.


Hit snooze

Once you get off the plane, it’s time for plenty of fun in the sun, so take this perfect opportunity to catch some z’s and get prepared. Find the right position with the help of you comfort items, and sleep for as long as possible so you can wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the holiday of a lifetime.


Breathing exercises

Whether you’re having some long-haul flight anxiety or you’re just looking for the ultimate relaxation techniques for your journey, breathing exercises can really help you feel calmer and more serene, without even having to get out of your seat.  


Stay hydrated

Make sure to keep your water suitably topped up! It’s super important to stay hydrated, as low humidity levels in the cabin means moisture evaporates from your body at a much faster rate than normal. Drinking fluids will avoid pesky headaches and feeling lethargic.


Love thy neighbour

Make sure to respect the space of the fellow passengers around you, but also don’t shy away from some friendly chit chat! Afterall, you’re all in this together – why not strike up a conversation with your neighbours to pass the time? This can really help ease your own anxiety, and that of those around you too.


Get your snack on

Don’t let the hanger set in! Bring some healthy snacks along that release energy slowly, like nuts or oat bars to keep the hunger pangs at bay. Treat yourself to some on flight food when the trolley comes around but avoid heavy meals that can leave you bloated and uncomfortable.


Think seating

If you really struggle with getting comfy on a flight, consider paying for a specific seat. For example, you can choose to sit in an aisle seat, or somewhere with extra leg room, for a fee. It’s a small price to pay for hours of comfort!


Overall, just make sure to pamper yourself on board, get some sleep, and pay attention to how much you eat, drink, and move, and you’ll have the best experience possible on your way to your exciting Floridian adventure!

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