At Flytrippers we find you the best deals for anywhere in the world. If you follow our deals page, you probably noticed that places like Bangkok or Delhi are often featured on this page. If you take advantage of a deal to one of this faraway places you will need to survive a long flight. It can be bewteen 12 to 16-hour flight (and that’s without the layovers). Of course, all this time will be spent in economy class (unless you get an upgrade). So you better know ways to make this long-haul flight more comfortable! As we ourselves survived to a lot of long flights, we want to share with you our best tips to make your journey bearable! So here are our top tips on how to survive to a long flight in economy class.
Check in early
You have a greater chance of getting a window or aisle seat if you check in before others. So always check in 24 hours in advance. Not 12 hours, 24 hours! Set an alarm if necessary. By checking in early you will make sure to get the best seat as possible. On a long flight, we suggest you to book window seats so you can rest your head on the bulkhead.
Most of the long flights come with an individual TV screen with a variety of entertainment. However, you shouldn’t rely on the airline to meet your entertainment needs. So bring whatever you like to keep you entertain. You can bring a tablet and download movies or shows in advance on Netflix (yes, Netflix finally offers this option). You can also bring books or just an e-Reader like the Kindle Paperwhite. Why not bringing a notebook, a sketchpad, or whatever else you need to get creative? You could also bring playing cards or any other game, listen to music or podcasts or socialize with your seatmates. So much easier to survive a long flight if you have have a playlist of movies or great book to read.