SKYBUYS MINI TRAVEL SERIES: The Ultimate Survival Guide for Long-Haul Flights

The Ultimate Survival Guide for Long-Haul Flights

For any person who feels intimidated by the idea of a long flight, several tips and tricks will take you through your flight feeling triumphant. Here are some of the best survival tips for your next long haul flight.


Pack Smart

No two ways about it. Packing smart is one of the most essential keys when travelling overseas . You should plan ahead what exactly you will need during the flight. Depending on the type of travel, you may or may not require a piece of carry-on baggage for your clothes, but you will most definitely need a personal bag. Besides the carry-on luggage, it is advisable to bring some kind of a personal bag for some items that you can easily access during your flight. An excellent personal bag for long-haul flights should have adequate space, compartments, and zipper closures for organisation.

Stay Hydrated

It is very essential to stay hydrated when you are on a flight. Flying normally dehydrates your body quickly and will not only make you feel bad, but can also weigh down on your eyes and skin. We recommend a good hand moisturiser, a face moisturiser that can also be used as a concealer, eye cream, lip balm, and of course a water bottle. You should try as much as possible to avoid in-flight cocktails since they are more potent and dehydrating. Also, whilst you might be inclined to drink as many Gin and Tonics at 35,000 ft, try and limit your alcohol intake and increase water intake while you are in the air.



Adequate Sleep

Getting enough rest during your flight is crucial and, yet it can be challenging when it feels like the planes are getting smaller and the passengers are growing. Having said this, it is absolutely doable. It is important to come prepared by bringing your own neck pillow (we suggest the inflatable type), an eye mask, earplugs, and sleeping aid if you are the kind who does not get sleep easily. Depending on the length of the trip, a light sleeping pill can come handy to facilitate sleep.

Pack a Snack

You will certainly get hungry during a long flight. We recommend that you should pack a healthy snack since it not only cures hunger but also keeps you busy. We recommend packing a protein bar or a bag of almonds, which are easy to pack and easy to eat and dispose of..

If you plan to eat on board and have any type of allergy or preference, make sure to notify the airline in advance when booking your ticket online.


Every time we travel, we pick up new hacks to get us through that next long-haul flight. You can read a hundred blogs and do all the research but there is nothing better than going through the process and journey yourself. This way you find out what works for you, and what does not.

Got any hot tips to get you through the next 10-24 hour set of flights? Let us know!

Alec KemmeryBlog, Travel, Hacks