10 Long-Haul Flight Hacks You Need to K­now

Select a Seat: 

Pick your seat carefully. Consider an aisle seat for legroom. A seat farthest from the galley and lavatories is quieter.

Stay Hydrated: 

Dehydration is frequent on long trips. Drink lots of water and avoid alcohol and caffeine, which dehydrate you.

Dress Comfortably: 

Wear loose, breathable clothes. Flight temperature variations are best adapted to with layers.


Keep prescriptions, a change of clothes, toiletries, and entertainment in your carry-on.


Enjoy your in-flight entertainment or sleep with noise-canceling headphones that block engine sounds and screaming babies.

Bring Snacks: 

Since in-flight meals may not fit your taste or dietary constraints, bring your favorite snacks. Healthy snacks can curb hunger.

Stretch and Move: 

Get up and move around the cabin to avoid DVT. Do ankle circles and knee raises in-seat.

Strategic Sleep: 

Adapt your sleep routine on the fly to your destination's time zone. Use a neck cushion and eye mask to sleep better.


Put movies, TV, books, and podcasts on your devices. Many airlines have in-flight entertainment.

Stay Clean: 

Sanitize your seat, armrests, and tray table using wipes. Wiping these surfaces can lessen sickness risk because germs can remain.

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