Long Flight Suggestions
Written on the tail end of Toronto to Tokyo - nearly 13 hrs in the air. This list could be unending
- •Aisle SeatI hear that window can work if you like leaning and not getting up like, ever; but for me it's aisle all the way.
- •HydrateAll water all the time. Which is also a reason to choose aisle.
- •Pack a Small Bag in your Carry-onBecause no matter how small the carry on is, on the long flight you want a few things accessible and the least amount near your feet as possible.
- •Reserve A Special MealWhether you are vegetarian or only 'kinda mostly pescatarian' like me, getting your food first is awesome and I think it's sometimes better.
- •That neck pillow? Yes.Also eye mask really does help significantly.
- •Plan the timeI know, type A, whatever. Usually I try to not watch my two 'most want to watch' movies back to back- gotta save something for that final 5 hrs when it feels like time has slowed down.
- •You can lean forward on the trayAnd it is a welcome change of nap position
- •Stretch in the seatYour mom said to do this: she's right
- •Lip balmThe air is so dry
- •Be awake and alert for takeoff and landingResearch says these are practically the only risky parts of any flight. Know which exit is closest - best is less than seven seats away
- •WalkIf you awesomely have an aisle seat, get up as much as you'd like when the seatbelt sign is off. This will also make your non-aisle seat partners happy. And No One cares how many times you go to the bathroom. At all. Truly.
- •Try to sleep when they dim the lightsEven an hour of 'nap/sleep' will help a bit more than nothing