Tips for Those Long International Flights

Tips for Those Long International Flights

Traveling is on everyone’s bucket list, but with traveling to a new and beautiful foreign country, comes international flying.

We’ve put together some useful tips so that your next long haul flight isn’t so “long haul.”

1. Bring a toothbrush, toothpaste, & deodorant

This sounds like a simple trick, but oftentimes, people pack away their toothbrush and deodorant in their checked luggage. Unfortunately, a day’s travel is a day’s travel, and you’re going to want the essentials in your carry-on so you can easily freshen up. You can brush your teeth before your big flight, on the flight, and even when you land. It will help you feel refreshed and clean. You don’t want to be in the middle of an 8 hour flight when you realize you have no solution to fix the unpleasantness in your mouth.

Deodorant will do the same trick, but for your body. You can’t exactly shower, but you can reapply deodorant. This is especially helpful on warm, claustrophobic flights.

2. Pack some snacks and an empty water bottle

You can’t bring water through airport security, but you can bring an empty bottle and fill it up at your gate. This will help prevent hydration on your long flight. The flight attendants will provide you with an assortment of drinks, but it is always nice to have your own bottle.

Snacks can help you keep your energy up as you fly over land and sea. Plus, bringing some snacks from home will help you keep your travel budget low, especially at outrageously-priced airports. If you put a few favorite snacks in your checked luggage, you can enjoy them when you are feeling homesick while abroad.

3. Bring a book

Unfortunately, many of us don’t read as much as we may like to. International flights give you a great opportunity to get a few good books in. Reading will also help you pass the time on your long trip.

4. Study a language

If you’re traveling to a country where they speak a different language, study that language on your long flight. You’ll have plenty of time, so you may as well cram in learning the essentials.

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