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You've booked the destination of your dreams with Encore Residence Club and you're ready to see the world, but your amazing resort is a long-haul flight away and you're wondering how to survive on such a lengthy flight. While long flights aren't ideal, they are a necessary part of travelling to e...
You've booked the destination of your dreams with Encore Residence Club and you're ready to see the world, but your amazing resort is a long-haul flight away and you're wondering how to survive on such a lengthy flight. While long flights aren't ideal, they are a necessary part of travelling to exciting new cultures in the distant corners of the world. Here are a few tips on how to not only survive but thrive on long flights.
1. Book early and choose your seat wisely
Make sure you book early so you have first pickings on seat selection. While a window seat might be most tempting for the views, for long flights it may be best to choose a seat with easy access to the aisle and bathroom.
2. Compression socks and foot exercises to promote circulation
Ideally, every few hours you should be walking up and down the aisle to stretch your legs and to keep the blood moving. There are also a few simple exercises that you can do in-flight from the comfort of your seat like ankle circles. Compression socks are also a must-have on long haul flights as they will help with blood circulation.
3. Stay hydrated
Air cabins tend to be cold and extremely dry, so it’s best to continuously drink water and make sure you avoid salty foods and alcoholic beverages on long flights as these will only increase dehydration. In addition, bringing a good moisturizing lotion for your skin is always a good idea, as are eye drops if you wear contact lenses or suffer from dry eyes.
4. Bring your own devices
To avoid boredom don’t just rely on the in-flight entertainment. Be sure to bring your desired entertainment, whether that entails downloading a few books on your kindle or adding your favourite games to your tablet. Remember to pack a portable power bank for when your phone runs low during long airport layovers so that you can stay entertained.
If you're taking a long-haul flight, it is likely that you'll be flying into a new time zone. Get your body in the rhythm of the new time zone by trying to sync your sleep schedule with that of the destination even before leaving, and then also try to sleep on the plane in the same hours as typical sleep hours of the destination. That way, you can already tune your body to sleep at the typical sleep hours of the destination by the time you arrive. Also, try not to schedule any activities immediately after arrival to give your body some rest and time to match the destination’s time zone.
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