surviving the long flight
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Tips to Survive a Long Plane Ride

If you are just like me, being just still is not your cup of tea. That is, especially if you love adrenaline rushes, adventures and travel. But there are down sides of it, topping the list is managing to stick to your chair, stay put in long hours of plane flight that just feels like gazillion years.

surviving the long flight

When getting into your destination just makes you feel more than excited than the ride itself, let Maiden Voyage share you some bright ideas…

Book at a Good Airline

Perks depend from one airline to another. If you’re a frequent traveller, you would realize which ones suit your taste and needs. For me personally, I prefer flying with Cathay Pacific — TVs, blankets and pillows. But there are other good airlines too like Singapore Airlines and Emirates Airlines to name a few.

Break it into two

Why not instead of one long and dragging flight, book flight with a connecting one. Apart  from breaking the hours of just sitting down, you can also explore interesting airports and key destinations. I find Singapore and Kuala Lumpur as nice connecting flight destination.


Of course, you expected that to be part of the list. Nothing to do on the plane? Then sleep! Some travellers even make sure their flight is at night time so they wouldn’t have sleeping problems during the long trip, or if travelling to a totally different time zone, find a flight that will best avoid jet lag, and have a sound sleep on the plane. Bring a travel pillow to have an even comfortable sleep.

Make Entertainment Handy

Thanks to smartphones and tablets it can now be easier for us travellers to do something worthwhile anywhere — even on a plane!  As for me, being a movie and book buff, I make sure I have a downloaded movie on my iPad or brought along a good book, just so I don’t end up staring (and getting envious) at what the other passengers are busy with.


I'm Phoebe, a writer who lives in the bustling city of Manila in the Philippines. Apart from staying in this archipelagic country with various interesting beaches, mountains and plains, hey,I still want to travel the world. I was lucky to visit a few Asian countries. I found the (very!) best egg tarts I've ever tasted in Jordan, Kowloon; fell truly in-love with Thailand's serenity and Phuket's seascape; visited Singapore three times and finding out new interesting places each time; and flew at 72 meters above sea level in Sentosa's Zipline. With these few trips, it fueled me to achieve more travels in the next few years. I dreamt to travel farther and wider across the globe, with the promise of setting foot on Paris before I die. I'm not afraid to travel alone. And I'm not afraid to get lost, that is part of the journey. I can walk all day and night exploring the city, the culture and relish the different delicacies. With travelling, there is much languages to learn, cultures to understand, people to know, and I am ready for that. These all shows the risk-taker in me. Apart from jumping to different places, I love to work and to write (wherein working and writing does not make any difference to me). I take opportunities as they come, with the fear that it will never come again. With that said, I am very eager to take part on each of your journeys and share whatever experiences and knowledge I have to help each of you (our readers) have a trip that you cannot forget. Cheers!