Travel Hacks

Top Tips For Making It Through Your Long-Haul Flight

By Wild Kiwi Team
on  May 19, 2017

You’ve booked your trip, made your way to the airport and now the only thing standing in the way of you and your Wild Kiwi adventure is a long-haul flight. Plane journeys may not be known as the best way to spend several hours of your life, but keep our top tips in mind and you’ll be flying like a pro in no time.

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Wear Your Comfiest Clothes

Aeroplane air-con is notoriously chilly, so you’ll be thankful you brought a cosy jumper and some super comfy trousers to wear when you’re 7 hours into a long flight.

Choose Your Seat Wisely

Science tells us that the best seat on every plane is 6A, but whatever your preference, reserve your seat as soon as online check in opens. An exit row seat will give you a lot of precious extra leg room. And, if you want to avoid sitting close to small children, always choose a seat further back.

Try And Get Some Sleep

You know those travel pillows you see on sale at every airport? Get one! It’ll save you from waking up with a sore neck after nodding off in an uncomfortable position.

Only Pack The Essentials

You don’t want to be that person lugging around a massive hand luggage suitcase. Save yourself the hassle and only pack what you know you’ll use. Just don’t forget a mini toothbrush, moisturiser, eye drops and ear plugs. Oh, and hand sanitiser!!

Bring Snacks

It’s a good idea to have them on hand if you have particular dietary requirements. You’ll be thankful you brought some of your faves if your in-flight meal looks slightly questionable. Especially too if your meal isn’t ready when you’re feeling a bit peckish.

Keep Moving

Honestly, you’ll be surprised what a short walk up and down the plane can do for your sanity when you’re 4, 5 or 10 hours in!

Chill Before Your Wild Kiwi Adventure

We’ve got a lot of exciting activities and events in store, so now’s the time to chill, listen to your favourite tunes, watch a few films and catch up on your favourite tv shows.

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