How to prepare for a long-haul flight


With the pandemic grounding flights for so long, 2021 saw the return to some normality as we began to venture overseas once again and enjoy holidaying with our families which has been wonderful for all. 

In such a bleak time, getting away with your family is a feeling like no other especially to some of the exotic locations around the world. However, with these flights, you may find yourself in the air for quite some time so you’ll want to know some of the tips for getting your family ready for these. 

Whilst each country has their own set of entry requirements to follow, long-haul flights remain mostly the same and with that, we’ve put together our top tips for preparing for a long-haul flight. 

  • Packing

Organisation is the best way to pack your suitcases ready for a holiday especially when you’ve got kids. Make a list of every item of clothing they will need for your trip – we recommend packing extra just in case an accident occurs. 

Then of course you will need to pack for yourself and you should follow the same process to ensure nothing important gets left behind.

One extra tip for your packing is to make sure you fill your cabin bag with things you need for the flight, you don’t want to be rummaging through socks and pants to find your child’s earphones mid-flight. 

  • Getting to the airport 

The last thing you need when going on a long-haul flight is to be rushing through the airport to make your departure on time and with recent delays through airport security, you’ll need to make sure you arrive at the airport early especially when you have children to look after.

The best way to ensure you’re on time is to use fast and reliable transport that can get you to your airport on time and with trains, you’ll get just that. Skip the potential queues on the roads especially during the school holidays and you’ll reduce stress before your flight. 

  • Comfortable clothing

Whilst some people choose to travel in their fanciest clothes, when you’re on a long-haul flight with kids you’ll want to do all you can to increase your comfort and that starts with clothing. 

Uncomfortable children can be even more restless and irritable which won’t bode well on a long flight therefore making your flying experience worse too. Pyjamas or their favourite sweats will increase their comfort making their flight experience better. 

  • Try to relax

Whilst we know it may be difficult if the kids are uncomfortable, try to remember you’re travelling abroad and that is exciting. Your flight is a time to relax and enjoy some quality time with family away from real-world distractions. 

Sit back and relax as you prepare for your family holiday.  

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