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How to Prepare for Long Flights

Choose your airline carefully Some airlines are more expensive than others – often times with good reason. It is ultimately up to you whether extra $200 is worth more space, better food and lets face it, your overall sanity. Some airlines are known for the late or cancelled flights and terrible customer service, among many other things. Others have great perks like comfortable seating, decent food, and an array of free movies. When you are going to be stuck on a plan for many hours, perks like these can make the world of a difference. Choose your seat carefully Aisle or window? Try to avoid seats near the bathroom, and although the front of the plane is usually the most desired, that is where families (and babies) usually congregate. Watch for your layover If you are unfamiliar with the airport you will be arriving in, give yourself at least an hour for layovers – longer if you need to go through immigration once you’ve reached your destination country. Longer layovers will allow you to walk around, use a normal bathroom, and eat food that is tastier than your airplane’s food. Don’t overload your carry on bags When you have to walk miles through an airport to make your connection, you’ll be glad your bag weighed as light as it did. Figure out what is essential in your travels and stick with that. Dress in layers that are easy to remove Wearing comfortable slip on clothing is much easier to deal with when traveling long distances. Sleep as much as possible and walk as much as possible Get up and...