Some people look forward to traveling by plane. But it you’re on an overnight flight, you are bound to get bored at some point. Unless you’re traveling first class, you have to sleep in a seat you can hardly recline with a cramped leg room. But flying shouldn’t be that bad. With a few preparations, you can get a little comfort and some entertainment even as a coach passenger. Here are a few tips that might help:
1. Neck pillow. You will be surprised how much comfort this little cushion can give you. It’s difficult to sleep with the limited space airplane seats have. But sleep and rest is much easier with this pillow.
2. Music. You can never go wrong with music, thus it is a must. It can create good vibes and soothe the mind. So don’t forget to stuff your iPod with as much as you can!
3. Laptop. Yes, laptops can be used in the plane, but not during takeoff and landing. Before you board the plane, download movies and games. These are great ways to pass the time. There’s so much you can do when you have your laptop with you, even without internet connection. If you’re lucky, you might board an aircraft with available WiFi connection. But cannot be expected from most airlines.
4. Books. Not everyone is a reader. But if you are, bring a few books with you and you’ll be fine even with an overnight flight. For those who are not much fans of reading text, bring comic books, magazines or even crossword puzzles. Simply bring whatever can keep you interested for a couple of hours and the flight won’t seem that long.
5. Notebook and pen. For some people, traveling gives them time to think and contemplate on things. If you’re an artist, a blank notebook and a pen are enough to keep your mind from being bored.
6. Snacks. Airplane food is far from the best meal you can have. If one serving is not enough to fill you up, better be ready and pack some snacks and chips for your flight!
7. Video Games. Not everyone is a fan of video games. But you have to admit, if you’ve tried it, you can get caught up in it. Even a simple Rubik’s cube can be so absorbing. Video games can even be more engrossing. This is a great way to pass the time.
There are plenty of ways to keep you from getting bored in a plane. Just know what interests you and bring it with you in the plane.