Back in the USA | Do's & Dont's to surviving a 14 hour plane ride
February 24, 2016
Happy Wednesday friends!! It is so good to be back home and getting back into the swing of things!! While vacations are fun - home is home! We made our way back from Dubai yesterday and I'm quickly readjusting to being back again!! While I'll have the recaps from our trip up soon (one tomorrow), I wanted to share a few Do's and Dont's for surviving a 14 hour plane ride!
Do wear comfortable clothes. This might seem like a no-brainer, but I cant tell you how many people I saw in really heavy clothes. It makes sitting for that long of a time period just unbearable!
Do wear easy slip on shoes. Along the same lines, going through security you'll have to take your shoes off and you'll want to do the same on the plane. The espadrilles I purchased before my trip were amazing!! Not only were they light, but they were incredibly comfortable and withstood multiple 17,000 step days!! Don't forget your socks in case your feet get cold!
Don't forget the Evian spray. I've said it before and Ill say it again, evian facial mist is the best thing ever!! Not only does it give you the little jolt you need to either stay awake or freshen up before landing, but it's perfect for extremely hot destinations! Once you land indulge in a quick sheet mask to re-hydrate your skin. I used this one and it worked like a charm!
Do purchase noise cancelling headphones. There will be babies, there will be loud people, there will just plain be a lot of noise. I'm so glad I purchased these headphones before our trip - they totally cancelled out all the noises when I went to sleep!
Do watch the free entertainment. We flew Emirate Airlines for all the legs of this trips and they are a superb airline - although their carry-on policy is worse than most domestic carriers, but we made do. With over 1200 entertainment options, including lots of new movies, it made the 14 hours go by a bit faster, even if we didn't have the luxurious first class cabins. If there was a movie that we both wanted to see, we'd start it at the same time and watch together. For all the chick flick movies he didn't want to see, I was able to freely watch! Here's a PSA - skip Before we Go & It's already tomorrow in Hong Kong - terrible!
Don't forget plenty of reading material. Before I left I mentioned the Texture app and it was awesome! I downloaded about 10 different magazines to have on my iPad and once they are on your device downloaded you don't need wifi to read them. Along the same lines, I had about 4 books downloaded and was able to get through Me Before You on the plane! Loved it and can't wait for the movie!
Do bring your own snacks. Even though we were served two meals on each of the 14 hour flights, we got hungry in between and it was all the little snacks we packed that saved us!
Don't forget to stand as often as possible. Sitting down for such long periods is hard not only on your butt, but your back too! Wiggle those feet and stretch as much as possible!
Chances are if you're flying for that long of a period of time, you're flying internationally so don't forget a pen to fill out your customs forms!
So those are a just a few of my do's and dont's - what are some of yours?
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