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25 Tips For Surviving A Long Haul Flight [Infographic]

Posted by Shane Dobbing on 23/12/2016
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Whether you’re an experienced flyer or a nervy novice, there is understandably plenty of things to feel uneasy about when stepping onto a plane.

For those of us who have had limited experiences of flying, one of the biggest issues is a fear of flying.

A Fear of Flying

There are two types of fear, rational and irrational fear. A rational fear is one of something which could seriously harm or kills us, so, it would be entirely rational to be afraid of a lion or a gun.

An irrational fear is one which poses little or no obvious harm, but we find ourselves afraid of it nonetheless.

Classic examples of irrational fears can be found in this post by Buzzfeed which includes the paranoia of being arrested when seeing any police official.

A fear of flying, or aerophobia, is ranked 9th in the Top 100 Phobia List, making it something many of us share.

However, a fear of flying treads the line of being irrational and rational. While it still feels deeply natural for humans to rapidly climb several thousand feet in a few minutes whilst enjoying a meal, it is actually one of the safest modes of transport.

In fact, suggests that there is just a 1 in 11 million chance of being involved in an aeroplane accident. On top of this, 96% of passengers survive these accidents.

Long Haul Flights

This is just one of the many things which make people feel uncomfortable about flying. Another if these is committing to a long haul flight.

While many people are comfortable with a short 3-4 hour flight for their summer holiday, plenty are put off by the idea of embarking on one which may take 10 or more hours.

One of the reasons is the people you meet on board. This list from Thrillist perfectly sums up the fears many people have about sharing a row of seats which someone they find particularly annoying.

It’s not just the other passengers which put people off long haul flights, lots of people simply dislike the idea of being aboard a plane for 20 hours or don’t know how to pass the time.

If these are concerns you may have had previously, there may be something which will ease your nerves.

Surviving Long Haul Flights has created a very helpful infographic which breaks down the daunting nature of a long haul flight and offers up some actionable tips to make it fly by.

It’s called 25 Tips For Surviving A Long Haul Flight and you can take a look at it below.

This infographic begins with preparation advice to make sure the boarding and packing process is as smooth as possible.

It then goes on to tackle big issues such as how to keep entertained with onboard facilities and your own.

There’s also tips on how to feel healthy and refreshed throughout, what to eat and drink, what added comforts to pack and plenty more actionable tips. 

Take a look for yourself and make sure your next long haul is as enjoyable as it can possibly be. 

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