Intro - How to Survive a Long Flight

Taj Bates

I avoid layovers like the plague.

I’m not a fan of racing through one terminal to catch a shuttle to another terminal in order to catch my next flight because my first flight was running late.

Or waiting around for hours on end for a connecting flight that is delayed for any number of reasons.

And I’m certainly not a fan of having to go through airport security in a country where I’m literally just passing through.

So, whenever I can get a direct flight, I take it. Which means that when I fly overseas, I often find myself on long-haul flights wherein I’m in the air for half a day or longer.

I’ve gotten used to them over the years and there are certain things I do—and you can too!—to make the flight as comfortable, healthful and enjoyable as humanly possible.