Great Ways to Survive
a Long Flight

Airplane Seats Aisle Person Flight Plane Expert Advice

Top Tips for Long or Overnight Flights

Our Travel Specialists share some of their best advice to make a long flight more tolerable — maybe even enjoyable.

What You Wear Can Make All the Difference

We’ve all experienced it. First, the plane is too hot, then too cold. You might not be able to control the plane’s thermostat, but you can control your own. Wearing loose, comfy clothing makes it easier to relax and move around in your seat. 

"Layer sweaters and jackets over shirts so if you get too hot, you can peel off a layer. Remember a scarf or poncho; you can use it as a blanket for your legs or shoulders." - Michelle Gumringer, GET Travel Specialist

It’s Not Just the Time You Spend on the Plane

We have extensive experience in planning and booking flights for our clients, allowing us to recommend optimal schedules, negotiate competitive prices, and manage all the logistics on your behalf. Additionally, if you have specific preferences like choosing a particular airline or flying Business Class, we can cater to those requests as well.

"When it comes to traveling, it's not just your flights that matter, but also the details before and after – such as flight times, layovers, navigating through foreign airports, and arranging ground transportation to your accommodation." - Barb Gardner, GET Travel Specialist

Consider What You Eat and Drink

Eating carb-rich foods, like pasta, whole grain bread, or oatmeal, has been shown to reduce (or even prevent) jet lag. Pack plenty of protein-rich snacks in your carry-on. You’ll feel fuller longer, and it will make waiting for the foodservice on your flight a little easier.

"Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and avoid headaches. Staying away from coffee (if you can) and limiting alcoholic beverages is another way to reduce jetlag." - Rob Rainwater, GET Travel Specialist

Stay "Fresh" with Essential Carry-on Items.

Before you head out, stock up at your local pharmacy or grocery store’s “TSA friendly” toiletry aisle where everything you need is packaged under three ounces so it’s carry-on safe. You can find face mist to help skin rehydrate, dry shampoo, night cream, deodorant, razors- almost anything you could want to survive a long flight.

"You'll almost always find travel-size containers here as well, for packing your favorite products in your carry-on. A travel toothbrush, toothpaste, face wipes, hand lotion, and deodorant are my main go-to’s when flying. There’s nothing like brushing your teeth to make you feel instantly refreshed!" - Tess Diaz, GET Travel Specialist

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