5 Ways To Survive Your Flight

Congratulations, you lucky traveler you!

You are just about to embark on an exciting trip! Now the hard part, trying to survive your horrifyingly long flight. I can almost here you sigh, “Why, oh why must airplanes be so uncomfortable?” Unfortunately I don’t have an answer to that BUT I do have some helpful tips on how to survive your those hours squashed between two strangers at 37000 ft.

Upgrade your ticket

Treat yo’ self. But really being on the upgrade list can do wonders for yourself while traveling. Spending just a bit more for that extra leg room, comfortable seat, edible food, and friendly human service is well worth the extra money if you’re willing to pay.

I mean seriously, who doesn’t want to travel this way?

Pack smart

Chances are your carry on doesn’t hold much. Try and pack collapsable items such as a water bottle.  Condense your electronic items as well. Do you really need your laptop, tablet, phone AND e-reader? Most likely not. Be realistic on what you will actually have time to do on your flight and pack only what’s essential. It will save you from lugging it around the airport all day.

Create a footrest

Being able to raise your feet during your flight really helps you feel more comfortable. It also helps with your circulation which is really important on long flights. Using your carry-on as a footrest is a creative way to provide some comfort. Just make sure not to pack anything breakable in your bag. If you’re willing to splurge a bit foot hammock’s for flights are a nice alternative. Fly Legs Up is perfect for those who want a bit of luxury.

They even have kid’s sizes!

Take advantage of your flight attendant

Ok don’t take that the wrong way. I’m just saying they are there to help you. Just a friendly smile and asking politely could encourage them to make your flight even better. I’ve had flights where I’ve been given extra snacks or a nice first class pillow or blanket. Remember, although they are there to help you get to your destination, they are people too.  


Load up on entertainment

While most flights have complimentary tv shows and movies, there are many times where the system breaks, there isn’t anything good on, or you want to watch at times that aren’t being showed. Take the time before you leave to put something that will keep you entertained on your device. That way you know you can watch something you’d like and you’ll be guaranteed a less boring flight. In a pinch, many airlines are now offering internet packages you can buy to keep your boredom at bay, but don’t bother trying to stream, it doesn’t work. 

Pro tip: also pack some comfortable headphones. The ones airlines provide are extremely painful and don’t work very well. 

While flying is always a bitter sweet event, being prepared and comfortable is always the best way to arrive without going crazy. I hope you’ve enjoyed these tips and find them useful. 

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What are your favorite travel tips? Comment below and see how others like to relax during their flights.



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  1. Audrey

    Hi! I really like your tips! I tried them and they really work! Thank you for telling me them!!!


    1. travelingkatiebug

      Ah I’m so glad they were helpful to you! That’s so great to hear! 😁


  2. Tripidee

    Great tips! I love the fly legs up one. I had used an inflatable foot pillow but it was too bulky and moved around.


    1. travelingkatiebug

      Yeah I’ve thought about using a foot pillow but decided it wouldn’t be sturdy enough. Thanks for the feedback!


  3. Kelly

    I love the idea for elevating your feet…that’s always the worst part of traveling for me.


    1. travelingkatiebug

      Yes it saves my life! I knew you’d like it!


  4. Anastasia Golovko

    Your blog makes so much sense, especially flying legs up for me. Glad I found this before my flight this weekend


    1. travelingkatiebug

      Aw thank you! I’m glad you found it! I hope your flight is super comfortable now! Enjoy your travels!


  5. aimzchats

    Awesome! I may just try these! xo


    1. travelingkatiebug

      Yes I’d love to hear how they work out for you!


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