How To Stay Sane On A 24 Hour Flight

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How To Stay Sane On A 24 Hour Flight

If you have ever travelled from New Zealand to the UK then you know the struggle of a 24 hour flight.  I am here to help you stay sane for that damn long flight!


Don’t look at how long you have to go! It will honestly drive you mental.  I hate it when you feel like you have been flying for a solid 6 hours, and then you see how far you have to go and it says you have only travelled 1 hour so far.  ARGGHH, worst nightmare!

Have things packed to do. Don’t turn up on the plane with nothing to do.  If you don’t have entertainment it is going to be very, very boring.  Have a book, notebook or tablet handy that you can use to keep your mind off things.

Get up and walk around. The worst thing you can do is just sit in your seat for the whole trip so go for little walks around the aeroplane and explore.  It is even cooler when your plane has an upstairs, it’s like another world!

If worst comes to worst, start drinking, a lot. If you really can’t handle the flight then just knock yourself out with alcohol.  I’m sure that’s what the doctor would have prescribed anyway.  Keep hydrated to avoid the headache of a hangover!

Talk to people. I know sometimes you just really can’t be bothered to strike up conversation with the person next to you but why not?  You’re only going to see them once in your life.  Make the time go quicker by talking to your neighbour.  I always think every person I talk to I learn something from, so it can only do yourself good.

I understand some people just cannot sleep on planes but there is always something that can help you with that.  If you don’t get even a nap in then you’re going to regret it when you arrive to your destination.

Bring something to refresh you. I love having either some wet wipes or face wash so I can refresh myself from the stinky flight.  If I can’t have a shower then I need something that’s similar! travel blog

There are a few tips for you to keep yourself sane on your 24 hour flight!  If you have any other tips please leave them below!  If you need accommodation check out Agoda, Hostelworld or,  they have awesome deals waiting for you!  You can also get FREE accommodation, just read this Sign up to my newsletter to get free tips, tricks and advice all travel related!

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