The world is getting smaller and smaller. Flying long-haul flights to places far away from business or pleasure is becoming increasingly popular. There are more planes, more airports to fly and more people willing to spend half a day or more in the air. It's simply easier and cheaper than before flying. Unfortunately, the experience of traveling to the other side of the world can be very stressful and exhausting, especially for those who are not initiated or who are not prepared. It should not be that way. Follow this guide for a great stress-free flight and you can sit back and enjoy the full experience.
Step 1: Do your homework:
A little homework will help you discover the right airline. The Internet is an excellent resource in this sense, but does not ignore that you are a local travel agent that can have a great customer experience with several airlines.
You may want to find out who will offer the room of the legs, how is the quality of the food and how well it has its customer service.
Most airline companies now offer some type of entertainment inside the seat, such as the Krisworld system of the Singapore airline (always very well) and I especially liked the camera's views on the airline's screen Japanese that allow you to see forwards from the nose of the aircraft or wherever you want to go. These systems are a good way to kill some hours of any flight.
Of course, the price is important and shopping around really gives you the money. Do not be afraid to go directly to the airline and check the special offers they may have, as well as using high-street and internet agents.
Step 2: Airport time:
Normally, it is planned to make 2 hours in advance of the long-haul flight, although you always pay a bit more, since most people will come to the queue at this time. It is best to spend 3 hours sitting in the living room with a good book that is in the queue of the entry record.
Of course, the better, the better you will be able to reserve a good seat. Many airlines are now introducing services to their websites that allow them to book seats, order meals and allow check-in through automated express check-in systems; the best way to do it from afar.
Step 3: Enjoy the flight:
On a 19 hour flight, it is important to stay busy. The obvious solution is a good book. I always start a book a few days before flying, so I'm "in" before boarding, ensuring a portion of previously planned escapism.
These days we are blessed with the technologies in the seat to keep us entertained, which will often include the latest box office films, video games and all kinds of television programs and flight information. I still find, however, that the book of trust is the best way to kill for a while.
The holy saint of the long-haul flight is capable of quality sleep. The quality of the air, the light sources, the noise and the upright upright seats are not conducive to falling asleep. An inflatable travel pillow, Ezysleep, for example, is designed to treat the problem of supporting your neck, on the right, but you can do other things. The ear plugs and an eye mask can help fight light and noise, so combine with the travel pillow for some quality sound.
If the food is not to be crushed, make sure you are prepared with some healthy snacks and good water supply. Maybe it's free, but alcohol and coffee are very dehydrating and this is the last thing you want in an arid environment. Adhere to water and fruit juices.
Most importantly, enjoy the flight. Enjoy this time away from mobiles and head and traffic and relax. At 40,000 feet away from everything, take full advantage of it.
Step 4: Keep yourself healthy:
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a constant concern for long-haul travelers. Although extremely rare, it is a very dangerous condition. It avoids the condition ensuring that the flow of blood around the body stays in motion.
Do the exercises recommended for video and flight magazines, make periodic walks for galley, toilet or up and down the corridors and drink plenty of water.
Step 5: Avoid Jet Lag:
The best way to avoid or minimize the jet lag is to start planning during the flight. Put the clock at the time of arrival as soon as you can and try to sleep when it's time of the night you go, although it means you're missing out on board food.
Keep drinking that water so you do not dehydrate when you land. When you reach the destination, do not touch the hay immediately. Try staying awake until dusk and you will have the best chance of adjusting quickly to the new time zone.