The Tricks to Making The Most of a Short Haul International Flight

The Tricks to Making The Most of a Short Haul International Flight

Hello sweet peas, and apologies for the long title! πŸ˜€

I’m back, bright eyed and bushy tailed (is that a saying you guys know?), and on holiday! πŸ˜€ Finally after a long (far too long) first term, my family decided to go on holiday!! πŸ˜€

In New Zealand, even just to go island to island, usually you have to catch a flight to get there (even sometimes its quicker within the south island just to fly!). Subsequently, its nice to know a few ways to make the most of said flight, so you can enjoy the experience rather than complaining about a four hour flight.

  1. Have food. I know you aren’t supposed to boredom eat, or mindlessly eat, but food is very good way to satiate yourself when on a long trip, and can fill in some time! πŸ™‚ Usually you can purchase food after customs, and occasionally its actually a reasonable price πŸ˜‰ We were lucky enough to have a meal included in our seat ticket, and mine was delicious! Usually when I order a vegetarian meal (im semi-vegetarian, so its easier to just play it safe and get vegetarian) it can be really bland or not fill me up. But I have definitely found with Air New Zealand (who we travel with) the meals are just as amazing as the normal ones. We also were able to order complimentary drinks, and you could purchase food on board, however it is a bit pricey!
  2. Movies, TV, or books! Assuming you don’t get travel sick, having something to read or watch, or even listen to, can help pass the time. Again as part of my ticket fare I got movies, TV, and music, which I definitely appreciated! I watched La La Land (I had been meaning to!!) and oh my gosh it was sooooo good! πŸ˜€ But that’s another post πŸ˜‰ The lovely young woman next to me didn’t have movies, so she was reading on her phone and listening to music, and had bought a magazine preflight. I usually bring a book to read, but I never end up reading it! πŸ˜‰ I need to be in bed or something before I can enjoy my book fully! πŸ™‚ My brother had Spotify ready to go ( he has the upgraded version, my phone wont let me lol!) and I know he was listening to that the last half hour.
  3. Methods of combatting travel sickness!! Travel sickness is horrible, and I have only experienced it a handfulΒ  of times! My brother gets quite badly travel sick, although in past years I think it has got better. Sea-Legs is the name of the medication my family commonly use, the only downside is that it makes you really sleepy, which can be helpful when going to bed! This time round my mum and brother experimented with using Sea-Bands which target your pressure points on your wrists to naturally prevent travel sickness. They both found that they worked, and had no side effects, which was great!
  4. Clothing! Being comfy is super important on a semi-long flight (okay, to be fair it was quite short). I wore my favourite jersey and denimΒ shortalls, and felt super comfy! The only problem was that when we arrived the temperature was incredibly hot! (a slight giveaway as to where we are lol). I never wear heels, or jeans on flights because I don’t find them especially comfortable, and can be a hassle when trying to run to baggage collection πŸ˜‰
  5. Just have fun! Honestly, flights are one of my favourite experiences, and I really feel for people who have phobias of flying. I really hope all of you enjoy flying, and if you get the chance to I hope you have a great experience! πŸ™‚

I hope you lovely people enjoyed my wee list πŸ˜‰ My next post will be centred around where we are, so you have that look forward to πŸ˜‰

Are any of you on holiday at the moment? Do you have any tips for flying? Anything that’s essential for holidays? πŸ™‚ I’d love to hear about them! πŸ™‚ <3

Until next time

Lui xxxxxxx

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  1. April 21, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    I 100% agree with these tips. Comfy clothes is a total must I dont know how people are flying with heels and all dolled up! Also food, yuppp I make sure I stock up I’m such a snacker lol

    xo, JJ

    • April 21, 2017 / 1:46 pm

      haha yes i totally agree! πŸ˜€ an yesss food is essential! I always end up in the chocolate bar section in the airport πŸ˜‰ <3 xx

  2. April 21, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    Good tips!!! I always make sure to have fully charged electronics with me for entertainment. Last flight I was writing new blog posts!

    • April 21, 2017 / 5:16 pm

      haha yes! that was my plan this time round, but I ended watching movies instead haha πŸ˜€ you are a lot more organised than me πŸ™‚ <3

      • April 22, 2017 / 3:44 am

        Hahahahaha well that plus I didn’t download the airline app to watch the movies they offered!! I’m so tired I’m totally doing that for my next flight home on Sunday. πŸ˜‚

        • April 22, 2017 / 11:07 am

          haha yes I had that happen two years ago on a four hour fight! πŸ˜€ I hope your flight goes well! πŸ™‚ <3

  3. April 21, 2017 / 6:39 pm

    These tips are so helpful! Sadly I have the biggest phobia of heights and flying πŸ™Š so that’ll be fun on my way to Portugal πŸ˜‚

    • April 21, 2017 / 9:41 pm

      oh no u poor thing! I know someone who has the sme phobia, and it has definitely caused problems for them. but a girl I know from school did a speech last year about overcoming it – I hope you find you can, it really is so unfair that you have to suffer it! if I can be of any assistance at all, I would be happy to πŸ™‚ best wishes πŸ™‚ <3 xx

  4. April 22, 2017 / 12:19 am

    Your list is soo helpful! Like you, I am a flight enthusiast and hope to travel around next year, when I finish school!❀

    • April 22, 2017 / 11:06 am

      yes same here! πŸ™‚ and thanks! πŸ™‚

  5. April 22, 2017 / 12:23 am

    Yess I love travelling! Totally agree with you! xxx

    • April 22, 2017 / 11:06 am

      haha thanks Rosie!! πŸ™‚ <3 xxx

  6. April 22, 2017 / 11:59 am

    Recently I came back from Serbia, with a 10 hour flight, but it honestly felt like 2. I basically just read my book. slept a little, watched a movie, and that’s really it. The time just naturally passes for me.

    • April 22, 2017 / 3:08 pm

      omg Serbia must’ve been amazing! and yes I totally agree – my last flight just flew by! πŸ™‚ <3

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