Wednesday, 1 August 2018

How To Survive a Long Flight to Australia

Now, there’s much to love about a trip to Australia. It’s a fantastic destination, full of awesome cities, inspiring views, and just a few creepy crawlies. But let’s not pretend that it’s all exotic and adventure. There’s also the matter of the flight, which, to put it bluntly, is damn long. Yet nothing worth having is just given to you, so if you want to explore the delights of the Land Down Under, then you need to buckle up and take that flight. And actually, the journey doesn’t have to be so bad - if you take a few steps to make it easier and better to manage! We take a look at how below.


Emphasize Comfort

If you look at footage from people taking flights back in the fifties and sixties, you’ll notice something: they’re all dressed like they’re going to the fanciest restaurant in town! Fortunately, we’ve mellowed out a little bit, and now no-one is expected to get dressed up in their Sunday best just to take a flight. And this means that you have a lot of freedom when it comes to getting comfortable. Wear the comfiest clothes you have in the wardrobe; you’ll appreciate it when you’re six hours in.

Consider the Upgrade

The flight to Australia is expensive to begin with, so you’re probably not too excited about the prospect of spending more money than necessary on the flight, but really: if there was ever a time to consider a seat upgrade, surely this is it? You’re going to be in the air for longer than you’ve ever been before! It might just be worth splurging on that additional legroom and fancier meals. Rest assured, few people who pay for the extra ever end up regretting their decision.

Have Something to Look Forward To

There’s nothing worse than being on a long flight knowing that it’s just phase one of a long journey. If, after you finally land, you need to get a bus to another city, then pick up a car and drive even further, then even the end of the flight won’t feel like a relief. It’s best to count down the final hours of the flight knowing something good is coming your way. If you have an amazing Sydney hotel booking for when you land, you’ll be able to bear just about anything on the flight. Soon enough, you’ll be living the high life!

Treat Yourself

Flight snacks can be expensive, but sometimes you just need to know when to splurge. If it’s a long flight then you’ll have food and, hopefully, a few drinks included, but what about champagne, or a cocktail, and the like? If you’re in a situation you’re not crazy about; it’s best to make the best of it!

Entertainment Options

Finally, and for your own sake, load up entertainment. The journey will be much more fun if you have fully charged devices, books, and other options to keep your mind off the fact that you’re going to be forty thousand feet in the air for the foreseeable future.

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