Flights aren’t exactly the most enjoyable experiences – even for those of us who love to travel, and this is especially true of long-haul flights.
Flying is definitely something you’d call a means to an end, but that doesn’t mean it has to be completely miserable.
Although airlines are trying somewhat to provide options for on-board entertainment, such as in-flight movies, the selection can be pretty dire, and if you’re someone who travels a lot, then there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll have seen the same movie one or more times.
In this post, we’re going to share with you some tips for keeping yourself entertained on a long flight so that the time passes a bit quicker
Bring your own movies:
Nowadays more and more people are doing this on flights and with most tablets and even some laptops not much bigger than the screens on airplane tvs, then it’s easier than ever to do, and this way you get to choose exactly what you watch. You can watch movies that you’ve already purchased from places like the iTunes store, or you can even use the download feature on streaming services like Netflix so that you can watch movies right from the Netflix app even when you don’t have an internet connection. If you’re traveling internationally, then you’ll want to have a look online to see Which shows are available on US Netflix so you can download them before you leave the country and continue watching them on the way back since they may not be available in each country, but once you’ve downloaded them they’ll be available regardless of your location.
Load up on music or podcasts:
If you’re not a movie or TV person, then you can still keep yourself entertained with great music and even podcasts on many different topics. There are so many podcasts to choose from that there’s no way you could ever run out of material during your flight. Podcasts can be downloaded to your phone or tablet so even if you have no internet connection on your flight, then you can still listen to them.
Get some work done:
Do you want to pass some time and be productive at the same time? Then if you have work you could be doing, being on a flight is probably the ideal time to knuckle down and get it done. Not only will you pass time and be able to fully focus, but it means once you land you can be totally ready to relax or even sleep if you need to.
Bring a good book:
Books aren’t going anywhere, and nor should they. You can easily find yourself lost in a great book for hours and not even realize how much time has passed, so if you have a long flight coming up, then now could be a good time to treat yourself to a new book that can keep you entertained during your long flight, and one of the best things about books is that, unlike tablets or phones, you never have to worry about it running out of battery or not working correctly due to lack of internet connection.
This post is a collaborative effort by St. Louis Dad.