The Complete Survival Guide for Long-Haul Flights

The Complete Survival Guide for Long-Haul Flights, Thisthingcalledfashion

This should be a fun post to write for a young millennial who honestly has never been on long haul flights before just inter-state short flights (honestly if you’d ask me why I’m not certain cause I’ve had the opportunity of going to Germany to meet the pope, vacation in London & Dubai but for some weird reason something always happened ever since I told myself “hey Nayonde, when the right time comes no one can stop it”) So after seeing a few affordable flight deals on Travelstart I am currently safe-locking my coins using PiggyBank knowing I’d definitely take on a long flight before the year runs out.

Curious to make the best out of it I asked a few of my favorite creatives who are constantly on the move either exploring new opportunities or just for the love of adventure and here’s what they have to say (you’ll want to screenshot these fashionistas)

Jessica Ufuoma @theufuoma – Travel Blogger

The Complete Survival Guide for Long-Haul Flights, Thisthingcalledfashion

Jessica is a travel blogger, she’s a lover of adventure, discovering new cities on her own terms and creating her own experiences. She has visited over 30 countries and lived in 4 continents that equals a lot of long-haul flights hence it’s only right I learn & share from the experienced. Here are a few tips Jessica has to share with us:

1.) Try to reserve a great seat before your flight. If you like window seats, snag them up before it’s time to fly.

2.) Wear comfortable clothes – airplanes can be quite chilly so make sure to wear comfortable and warm clothes.

3.) Stay hydrated. Get your own bottle. Usually airlines give water anyway but doesn’t hurt to take yours with you.

4.) In flight entertainment – I usually download my favorite shows on Netflix so I can watch online. Carry a good book too if you can.

5.) Every once in a while, get up and move around the plane. Nothing worse than sitting in one position for a long time. Muscle cramps is real!

Adebayo Okelawal @theorangenerd

The Complete Survival Guide for Long-Haul Flights, Thisthingcalledfashion

Bayo is the CEO & Creative Director of Orange Culture NG. He is a lover of the finer things in life & discovering/taking up new opportunities from showcasing his works at different fashion shows around the world to taking short breaks. I can definitely say Bayo has experience when it comes to surviving long-haul flights. Here are the tips he uses to survive long-haul flights:

  1. Definitely wear comfortable clothes
  2. Charge your laptop lol and load up on series
  3. Carry a tooth brush and tooth paste in your hand luggage so you can brush and a little night lotion
  4. Get a neck pillow

From the above we can tell what’s most common between these tips shared by the two creatives on surviving long-haul flights and that’s:

Wearing Comfortable clothes: I believe comfort defers amongst different people actually scrap that because when it comes to long flights what might seem comfortable to you for a 30 mins trip can fast become uncomfortable


In-flight entertainment: I mean what’s a long-haul flight without entertainment? A long-ass boring flight, no one wants that so play it safe charge your laptops, have an extra battery, remember you might not have the luxury of using WiFi so be sure to download your series, movies, Ted talks, tv shows etc. If you love reading books take one with you too.

A few survival tips via Travelstart

The Complete Survival Guide for Long-Haul Flights, Thisthingcalledfashion

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Have you ever been on a long-haul flight ? Where were you headed too? And what tips do you use to survive ? Do let us know by leaving a comment below 👇🏽

Published by Nayonde

Creative Genius, Fashion Enthusiast, Digital Marketer, Personal Shopper, Economist and Philanthropist living in Lagos, Nigeria.

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