5 Travel Tips And Essentials To Survive Your Long-Haul Flight

A little preparation can turn a dreaded flight into a relaxing one

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Going on holiday should be fun and relaxing, so don't let a long-haul flight ruin your experience before it even begins. Even if you're stuck in economy for over 12 hours, time can pass quickly and fuss-free if you plan ahead. Do some homework on the in-flight amenities, and pack a few handy essentials such as the following, to help you survive your long-haul flight.

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2. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

Ever notice your skin, throat, lips, eyes, nose, almost everything get super dry when you’re up in the air? Beat the low airplane humidity by keeping hydrated. Skip the coffee and booze; water is your best friend and a good eight ounces (about one cup) for every hour is recommended, but pace yourself and drink it slowly. If you’d like to have more water ready to drink, bring a water bottle and ask the flight attendants to fill it up for you. Also, pack lip balm, lotion, moisturiser, and even eye drops to relieve the dryness.

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