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Easy Tips To Survive Long Flights!

From listening to podcasts to catching up on your favourite movies, here are some tips to survive long flights!
Published -08 Jun 2022, 10:50 ISTUpdated -08 Jun 2022, 11:21 IST
  • Kumari Rajnigandha
  • Editorial
  • Published -08 Jun 2022, 10:50 ISTUpdated -08 Jun 2022, 11:21 IST
Travel tips for long flights

Long flights can be daunting, tiring and immensely boring. Stuck to one small seat for a seemingly endless number of hours doesn’t instantly spark joy for anyone. 

Even though staying entertained for hours on a flight may seem challenging, a little planning and forethought can certainly help. Keeping yourself occupied is key here.  So, here are some travel tips for long flights that will literally make time fly by.

Catch Up On Your Favourite Movies

favourite movies

 A long haul flight is perfect for catching up on those super long blockbuster movies! Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Eat, Pray, Love, Into the Wild, The Beach etc. there is really no dearth of movies that you can watch while in transit to another destination.  

If you happen to be a Bollywood buff, you can watch travel films like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Tamasha and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani to keep yourself entertained. You can also opt for films like Jab We Met, London Paris New York and Anjana Anjani to set the travel mood.

Card Games

The best part about card games is that they’re the most portable of them all. ! Card games can be played anywhere and everywhere. If you want to kill time while flying, this is an excellent option. 

Tic Tac Toe, UNO, Scrabble and other quiz games can be played while travelling. These games shall keep you entertained through and through. 

Colouring Can Be Fun!

Children and adults can both enjoy colouring on long haul flights, making this a win-win for all. Colouring is extremely therapeutic and helps relax your brain as well. This makes it an ideal activity for a long-haul flight journey.  

Pack a Mandala Art colouring book or even a Disney colouring book to keep yourself occupied during your travel.

Listen To That Podcast That You Bookmarked Long Ago

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During long flights, one has a plethora of time that simply goes to waste. So why not make use of this time to do something productive. 

Listening to Mark Manson or Adam Grant’s podcast shall certainly give you an insight on how to get your life on track and pursue your life goals while coping with varied impediments. In fact, you can even listen to the podcast version of Ted Talks so as to get your daily dose of motivation.

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Plan Your Itinerary

Another fantastic thing you can do while FLYING is use the time to research and plan more of your vacation. Well, if you are still struggling with your itinerary then it is the perfect time to plan it to the T. 

You’ll get a lot of time before you board the flight at the airport and during transits and you can utilise this to figure out eateries, sightseeing locations and more. 

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Read A Book

read a book

Mobile phones and e-books have made it possible to take your entire library with yourself while travelling. You can opt for something fun and light, like a fiction novel, or even the latest thriller. 

Add that reading a pre-downloaded book doesn't even need internet, which a lot of flights may not be providing. 

In fact, you can also carry your kindle along with you. Keeping a few travel guides downloaded beforehand shall prove to be extremely helpful.

If you wish to share any interesting travel tips with us, then do let us know by commenting on our Facebook and Instagram page. 


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