Not even the most experienced traveller looks forward to a long flight. Planes are small, overcrowded, and stuffy. Not to mention flying for prolonged periods can make you tired, achy, and extremely grouchy. Luckily, there are things you can do to make long-haul flights more enjoyable.
We here at Ace Airport Parking have created a survival guide for travellers who are about to embark on a long flight. Whether you are an experienced traveller or a first-time long haul flight passenger, these tips are sure to prove useful.
Make Sure You are Well Rested
So many people automatically think that a long flight is the best time to catch up on sleep. After all, what is there to do on the flight but sleep! Unfortunately, this train of thought can actually cause you more problems.
While you may be able to sleep on the flight, there is still a good chance you won’t be able to sleep. Noisy passengers, extreme turbulence, and other factors can all prevent you from falling asleep on the plane. If you are unable to sleep, you will ultimately land feeling grouchy, cranky, and extremely tired.
Make sure you get a decent amount of sleep before your flight. You will be surprised at how refreshed you feel after your flight just by doing this one thing.
Stay Hydrated During the Flight
It is tempting to pass on the beverages that are being served on a flight. After all, those airplane bathrooms are extremely small. However, this could be the worst thing you could do.
It is extremely important that you stay hydrated during the flight. It will not only help you survive the long flight, but it will keep you healthy.
Just remember, when staying hydrated to rely upon water. Sugary sodas and caffeinated beverages could actually make your flight more difficult by causing you to feel jittery or too energized.
Pack Essential Items to Make Your Flight Easier
Yes, you want to travel light, but there are certain items that are considered ‘must haves’ for any long flight. Make sure you pack the following items:
- Noise cancelling headphones
- Water bottles/snacks (make sure they are able to get through airport security)
- Travel pillow
- Eye mask
- Ear plugs
Everyone is different when it comes to what ‘must have’ gear is packed. Look through this list and think about what items will help you the most and make sure to pack them!
Start Your Journey the Right Way
Long haul flights are stressful enough. Why worry about what is going on with your car while you are travelling? Let Ace Airport Parking handle your Melbourne airport parking so you can begin your journey in the right frame of mind. With convenient online booking facilities, you can arrive at Ace Airport Parking, park up and simply take your keys with you. Alternatively, you can arrive in style by taking advantage of our Valet Parking Melbourne Airport. One of our friendly Customer Service Attendants will check you in and assist you in loading your luggage on to a fast shuttle bus for the easy seven-minute drive to your terminal. We’ll then take care of parking your car in our 24/7 security monitored car park. It’s as easy as that! For further information on the many reasons why Ace Airport Parking is Melbourne’s premier airport car parking choice, contact us today.