More than 8 million people fly every day, and many of those travelers are flying across the country, across oceans, and across the world. Sitting on an airplane for any longer than two to three hours can feel like a punishment, so it’s important that you know how to effectively pass the time.
Take Advantage of In Flight Entertainment Systems
Aircraft display systems have some of the most advanced technology available today, and as a result, the quality is better than ever. If you’re on a long flight, it’s best to just let go and immerse yourself in whatever content is being shown via the high quality in flight entertainment system. Some airlines have amazing aircraft interior products that will capture your attention for hours at a time, allowing you to thoroughly enjoy your flight.
Read a Book
You know that book that’s been on your coffee table or bookshelf for the last few years? The one that you’ve continually claimed that you just “never have time” to read? An easy fix to that problem is to remember to bring your book on your long flight, open it, and proceed to read it. There is nothing better than arriving in a place far away after having read a nice book. Take advantage of this extended quiet time and get to reading.
Start a Project
If you have proper in seat power where you’re seated, having your laptop with you on your flight can allow you to easily kill a few hours. You don’t want to just waste your time, however, by mindlessly scrolling through Facebook. Take advantage of your long plane ride and do something productive. Spend some time checking out the program that’s playing on the airplane display, but then get back to your work for a few hours. If you’ve always wanted to start a blog, write a book, or plan some project, now is your chance to get busy.
It’s best to take advantage of your long flight and do something productive rather than just be lazy, but sometimes the best thing that you can do, and what you often need the most, is to just relax. Take as many naps as it takes for you to reach your destination, enjoy what’s playing on the in flight entertainment system, try and clear your mind, and enjoy your much deserved relaxation time.