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How to Prepare for a Long Plane Ride

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Heed these tips for a comfortable, happy, and healthy flight.

Step 1: Pack early
Pack essentials, such as medications and passports, a few days before your flight, and completely finish packing the night before. You’ll minimize stress because you won’t be rushing around the morning of the flight.

Step 2: Pack smart
Make sure all essentials are in your carry-on luggage. Fully charge your music player, game player, or laptop and pack books and magazines. Bring your favorite snacks and finger food.

Tip
Check out the entertainment and food options offered by the airline before you fly.

Step 3: Get a good seat
Consider upgrading to a better seating class for a particularly long flight. If you check in online up to 24 hours in advance, you often get to choose your seat or change to a better one. Or get to the airport extra early and check for a better seat at the counter and again at the gate.

Tip
Seats in exits rows and the bulkhead provide the most legroom.

Step 4: Tune out
Bring along earplugs or noise-reduction headphones to block unwanted noise. An eye mask will shield your eyes from sunlight if you want to sleep during the day.

Step 5: Consider coziness
Bring a soft travel blanket and neck pillow. Besides being warm and cozy, you won’t have to worry about the airline’s blanket-cleaning policy. Dress comfortably and bring thick socks to swap for your shoes after take-off.

Tip
Neck pillows with lavender are said to be calming and reduce headaches.

Step 6: Prevent illness
Take motion sickness pills or ginger capsules 2 hours before your flight if you’re prone to air sickness. Wash your hands, especially before and after eating, and bring hand sanitizer wipes.

Tip
Wipe down airflow vent and tray tables with sanitized wipes and use a tissue when touching the bathroom door handle.

Step 7: Hydrate and move
Drink plenty of water before and during your flight to avoid muscle aches and fatigue. Get up, stretch, and move around often to prevent stiffness and deep vein thrombosis.

Did You Know?
A survey by 3M and the Global Strategy Group found that most Americans would rather get stuck in traffic, go on a blind date, or go to the dentist than sit in the middle seat on a flight.
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  1. Corbett Harris Reply

    The guy in the thumbnail got me

  2. Helicop7er Reply

    Im swerded just dead

  3. Helicop7er Reply

    Im flying in turkish airlines in spring plus flight takes 17h 2min premium economy

  4. Thanh Cao Reply

    I just Play GD Trying To Beat BloodBathBy Riot

  5. Randolp Ascano Reply

    That gameboy tho

  6. Daniel Reply

    Eat plenty of beans before your flight so you can piss off the people sitting next to you when you fart while pretending to be asleep.

  7. Kloe Van der wielen chapin Reply

    if ur gonna drink lots of water on a plane dont go w/ spirit

  8. Muhammad ARIF Reply

    The thumb nail looks like Ethan from H3H3

  9. Evelin Ordonez Reply

    how is gonna he tell me what I can bring for all I know I can bring my phone and charger

  10. Hasnan M Reply

    Also download a ton of YouTube videos I did that before an 8 hours flight and i felt like it was only two hours

  11. Edward Rey Reply

    The newspaper said, "killing them softly"

  12. Airielgamertv 2007 Reply

    Did you know ? Kuala Lumpur to Mexico is 33 hour

  13. Arooj n Reply

    I'm going on a plane soon and we aren't allowed water on the plane

  14. Amelia the gymnast Reply

    0:55 hahahhahha

  15. Banana Reply

    How to look like a nerd

  16. Helicop7er Reply

    i will fly to thailand from vilnius to frankfurt and then the flight will take 11hr

  17. Sami Assaf Reply

    Lol

  18. YouNeverLose -Playz Reply

    I get stuck in middle seat all the time thx for tips

  19. Luke Kent Reply

    eyemasks are also helpfull for jet lag

  20. Ricky Penson Reply

    Just buy a business/first class seat?

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