Amuse Yourself on the Long Haul

A short flight can be a bit tedious, but a long one can be almost unbearable without a lineup of amusements to keep you sane. Consider your options depending on the length of your flight. Stick to your interests, or try something new to amuse yourself. You’ll be surprised at the number of things you can do just to while away the time on a long flight.

  1. Try Sleeping
  2. Some find it easy to sleep off the hours while traveling. This is an ideal way to catch up on some shut-eye. But when you are wide awake after just a short nap and still have some two or three hours to kill before landing, you can probably turn to the man sitting beside you and start annoying him! There are a few though who find it difficult to fall asleep during a flight. Taking a window seat could help as you get to rest your head on the window. Of course, it’s much easier to sleep if you’re in first class, but a small pillow may provide some comfort. Still, there are other methods to keep amused without disturbing anyone.

  3. Listen to Some Music
  4. Knowing how long your flight will be, you can get on board prepared with some music of your choice. Download some on iTunes on your iPhone you can enjoy during your long flight. Of course, once you are on board, change the settings on your mobile phone to “in flight” or “airplane mode.” Otherwise, you can’t use your phone during the flight.

  5. Read a Book
  6. This is always a superb option. Have at least two novels at hand, depending on how long your flight is. Get hold of publications that are enjoyable and simple to read, since you will be stuck with these once you are on board. But don’t bring your novel about hijackings or aircraft catastrophes for apparent reasons!

  7. Watch a Movie
  8. Watching a picture is usually a pleasing way to occupy your time. Some airlines offer in-flight movies, and you can arrange for one to watch during your flight. Or you can bring your own selection on your device or gadget. Movies are quite entertaining and last longer. So watching one while you’re flying is an excellent option.

  9. Play Games on Your Device
  10. These are (unsurprisingly) enjoyable, at least for a little while. Whenever you are due for a long haul, tuck these games near you for quick, on-demand enjoyment. When using a PSP or DS, just make sure the wireless function is turned off.

  11. Listen to Audio Books
  12. An alternative to music is listening to audio books. These take quite a while to conclude and are readily accessible. You only have to settle back and relax, and listen.

  13. Socialize
  14. Strike up a conversation with your seatmates. There are times when you meet with wonderful folks sitting right next to you. You may even end up having long conversations in case you hail from the same state or share the same culture.

  15. Take Sudoku Puzzles
  16. Take those that are challenging. Time flies when you try to solve difficult ones.

  17. Knit or Crochet
  18. If you have the inclination, knitting or crocheting can really take up your time. A long flight is an excellent chance to catch up on that knitting or crocheting you don’t ever get to do.

  19. Look Out the Window
  20. Take pleasure in the various colours as well as textures of sights from your window seat: the hills and valleys, construction, and the roads. It is a good way to just let your eye wander and allow your mind to be free of anything stressful, even if only for a while.

  21. Choose a Mobile Game
  22. You can also choose to play some games on your mobile phone. If your flight is a long one, you can relish playing your game without interruption.

  23. Shoot Pictures
  24. It’s possible for you to appreciate hours shooting photos of sunsets, Caribbean isles, clouds, or the Sahara through your window.

  25. Write
  26. Begin a journal, or get a head start on that autobiography that you’ve been wanting to do for some time! Compose an e-mail, poem, or story about the feelings that your photos in-flight evoke. Or scribble something about your trip, an encounter during your flight, or your expectations of your destination. Make a list of the sights you’re excited to see at your vacation destination. Writing can take up a lot of time and may also prove enjoyable.

    So if you want an interesting and relaxing flight, fly with Skytraders. They have all the tools you need to enjoy your flight. They have magazines, TV monitors, music, and other audio-visual amusements, anything that you may like to ease the boredom of a long flight. You can also request for pillows and books. Just ask your Skytraders flight attendants, and they would love to help you.