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Four tips to help with a long haul flight

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The current longest flight originates from Singapore (operated by Singapore Airlines) and connects Singapore to London with a flight duration of 13 hours and 25 minutes. In comparison to other routes originating from the Asia Pacific region, the longest non-stop route operates to Dallas, with a duration of 15 hours and 35 minutes from Sydney (Qantas Airways) and 15 hours and 20 minutes from Hong Kong to New York (Cathay Pacific).

Pick your time of travel wisely: If you’re not good at sleeping on planes, book a day flight. This way, you can go to sleep when you arrive and avoid a sleepless night.

Pick your seat in advance: Check-in on time to get your preferred seat. Most online check-ins open 24 hours prior to the flight, so set a reminder to do so as soon as possible. On a short flight, it might not matter too much where you sit, but on a long-haul flight it can get annoying as you don’t want to be stuck in the middle, or have an aisle seat close to the toilet which might prevent a restful sleep.  

Pack your travel essentials: Prepare a comfortable flying outfit before going on a long-haul flight. Use a layering tactic for your clothes so you can add or remove extra garments, depending on the temperature in the cabin. Bring everything you need to create a cocoon: eye mask, earplugs, scarf, inflatable pillow. It is also handy to have a toothbrush, comb and deodorant with you to freshen up during or after the flight.

Find ways to kill time while on board: Bring your own entertainment to avoid being limited to the inflight movie selection. Have your favorite music with you, bring a book or your own films or TV series, and anything else you enjoy doing in your free time – this way time will pass by much faster.

(Feature image by Matthew Hurst through Flickr)



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