Long-haul flights: A survival guide

In recent years, travelling and the benefits of experiencing new cultures has become increasingly popular. If you are lucky enough to be exploring far off lands any time soon then hopefully these suggestions can help make your flights a little more comfortable!

1. A Travel Pillow
Whilst this may seem like an obvious one, you’d be surprised how often this vital piece of carry on is overlooked.


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Putting your posture under large amounts of pressure, can cause significant long-term damage – with 88% of people complaining of neck pain following a flight. You can find a list of the best travel pillows here.

2. Snacks
When the reputation is so bad that chef Gordon Ramsey will refuse to eat on a plane it’s safe to assume that aeroplane food is – at best – edible.


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With food being prepared between 12-72 hours before, you can’t be blamed for wanting to avoid it. I find that before the flight it’s best to raid the duty-free sections for over-sized chocolate bars or a sandwich, whilst this may not be the reach of culinary excellence, at least you know what you’re getting.

3. Moisturiser
In the UK we often enjoy humidity of around 50%, when cabins can reach lows of around 10% it’s no surprise that spending hours in this environment can lead to dehydrated skin.


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Keep your favourite in your carry on or bring a sheet mask, providing you take the time to moisturise your skin will thank you. Find the best moisturisers of 2018 here.

Do you consider these travel essentials? If you have any more then let us know!

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