How I survive 12 hour flights

I have developedĀ someĀ tricksĀ thatĀ have helped me survive long flights. Here they are, in case they might help anyone else:

  • Noise-canceling headphones
    I’m sensitive to noise so this is a life-saver. The engines on long-haul flights are way louder than on short-haul flights.
  • Offline playlist in Spotify
    IncludeĀ tons of music and podcasts.
  • Pay for Wifi
    If you can afford it, pay the $30 or whatever it is for unlimited WiFi. It will be slow, but it will be worth it.
  • Dress comfortably
    No jeans. Wear jogging pants or whatever you like. And bring a sweater,Ā for when the plane gets cold
  • Shoes off
    I take my shoes off the moment I sit down in my seat. Having your shoes on that long gets uncomfortable.
  • Random toilet visits
    I go there even if I don’t need to pee. I just sit by myself, relax, and wash my hands for refreshment. Just to switch the setting around.
  • Books
    Load up your phone with EPUBs of books you’ve been wanting to read.
  • Free extra food
    If theĀ meals they serveĀ weren’tĀ enough, just go to the stall (at the end of the airplane) and tell the stewardess that you’re hungry, ask for drinks, sandwiches, whatever you want. They will give it to you for free.
  • Bring snacks
    Buy a Big Mac before boarding the plane, and eat it whenever you want. Bring chocolate and other snacks.
  • Sit/sleep wherever the fuck you want
    If the plane is half-empty, go walk around and choose aĀ new seatĀ wherever you want. Like a window seat, or take three seats, put up the armrest and stretch out for a nap.Ā Do not ask the stewards if itā€™s OK to switch seats, they might say no. But if you do it without asking, they won’t give a fuck.

February 15, 2021

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2 responses to “How I survive 12 hour flights”

  1. Dave says:

    Helpful tips. Hereā€™s a hack of myself: Get on the plane tired. I even skip nights so that I can sleep on the plane.

  2. Joart says:

    Fck dude, this is so me, although I add clonazepam to my trips so you can skip already at least 7-8 hours šŸ¤£ oh and pushups at the toilet side handles, super effective on turbulence

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