Top 5 Ways To Spend Your Time During A Long Flight By A Wanderlust At Heart

| June 20, 2020 | Travel Blog

Travelling can be a very exciting thing. We often look to travel as a way of meeting new people, exploring different cultures, eating exotic cuisines, or just work. No matter what kind of expectation we have from travel, we often dread when it comes to spending long hours on the flight.

Being cooped up in a tin can thirty thousand feet above the air cannot only be intimidating but also boring. What are you going to do for the six of seven hours (depending on the length of the flight) is something almost each one of us asks ourselves just after boarding?

In this article, we will look at why flight time can be a drab affair, which can take the edge off your expectations. We also look at five major ways; you can spend time in an exciting and engaging manner on your long haul flight.

Why everyone dreads a long flight?

Let us get the basic problems out of the way-

  • You cannot walk on the aisle for six odd hours
  • There is a limit to how much you can drink
  • Falling asleep at forty thousand feet is not an option for me
  • There is a limit to how much I can talk to my co-passenger
  • I travel ‘Economy’ so the in-flight entertainment is restricted and the food is just ok

In a standard poll, which I did with fifty if my colleagues, 90% of them referred to one of the five problems I listed above.

Not everyone loves flying. In fact, the people who love to fly are in a rare minority. Therefore, what do you do, if you have to spend so much time, in such a small space?

The answer lies in the following section.

5 ways to spend your time during long flights: The List

1. Play Simulation Games-

Simulation Game

If you are someone like me who likes simulation games, a flight is the best place to do that. Use your phone or your laptop and play away to your heart’s content. According to the gaming platform, Robomodo, a number of Americans catch up on Simulation games during domestic and international flights.

I personally enjoy playing ‘Clash Of Clans’ on my flights. No shouting and no disturbances from family members mean I can binge play using the clash of clans mod apk. You can complete serious quests and challenges during your flight time.

2. Pen a Travelling Journal-

Travelling Journal

You do not have to be a blogger or a social media influencer to open your journal. Writing a diary while flying is soothing, calming, and relaxing in nature. Many people who write or maintain personal journals often complain about all the disturbances, which prevents them from penning their thoughts.

This is why flying can be a great time, where you can write to your heart’s content. You can write about what you are expecting from the journey, list down some things you wish to experience, and so on.

3. Catch up on your Reading List-

I was amazed to find my colleague, who is part of social media influencer and part an adventure nut being one of the most read women I know in my life. When I asked her when does she get the time to read, she said on flights.

Most of us who are traveling once every week, or twice a month, can finish a number of books and authors during the flight. This helps in distracting you (if you are scared of turbulence like me) and compliments your knowledge and information base. Reading while flying is a great way to kill time.

4. Finish that Series you so wanted to-

Netflix series

As a person, I am addicted to the Netflix series. However, I hardly find the time to catch up on it because of my busy schedule. When I am flying I make it a point to binge-watch the entire series during the flight. This way, I do not feel bad when I am not able to catch shows when they first release.

I am not going to tell you how you can download the series, but a little birdie informed me of this platform called Torrent. The rest is up to you people. You can also watch your favorite movies or podcasts, depending on your interest areas.

5. Do something Creative and Innovative-

Many people like to solve Crossword or play Sudoku on flights. I have always found that very interesting. I have also seen people solve puzzles, or play chess from an app to keep themselves engaged and occupied.

If you are someone who wants to take a different approach to spend your time, you can definitely opt for crosswords, puzzles, and Sudoku among other things. It keeps the mind sharp and is good for improving your competitiveness.

Conclusion

The next time you have to take a long flight, you can take help from this article and plan accordingly. None of these things is too complicated to achieve. You will also not disturb your fellow co-passengers when you are doing any of the above-mentioned activities.

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Ariana Smith
Ariana Smith

Ariana Smith is a blogger who loves to write about anything that is related to technology, She also has interest in entrepreneurship & Digital marketing world including social media & advertising.

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