We Bet! 10 Things To Do On A Long Flight To Never Get Bored Again!

Long-hour flights are a HORROR! Period.

Getting imprisoned in a metal tube for THAT much time can be frustrating. But not all flights have to be that miserable. How you ask?

Here are 10 ways to kill time on a flight and make life that much easier!

  1. Read Not just ANY book. Bring a book that you’ve been wanting to read for quite some time but didn’t ‘cause…procrastination! Here are our absolute favs:
    • Train Dreams – Denis Johnson
    • Eat, pray, love – Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Waugh Abroad – Evelyn Waugh
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  2. Movies However mainstream this may sound, blockbusters should be your go-to for long-hour flights. Bring with you as many movies as you can and you’ll thank us later! But which movies should you watch? Fret not! We’ve got you covered:
    • Frantic (1988)
    • The Breakfast Club
    • Lost In Translation
    • The Harry Potter Series
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  3. Sitcoms Those TV series that your friends keep posting about on social media and whose references you never get – well these long (LONG) hours of flight are perfect to binge watch them! Which series you ask? Well,
    • Game of Thrones
    • Permanent roommates
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  4. Inflight exercises Yes…exercises! The best way to fight sore muscles and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). Do yourself a favor and exercise!
    • The revolver – Lift your feet off the floor and rotate them clockwise and anti-clockwise.
    • The cuddle – With your heels touching the floor, point your toes up as far as you can. Then keeping your toes on the floor, raise your heels. Repeat!
    • The shrug – Rotate your shoulders forwards and then backwards.
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  5. All play, no work! What’s a flight without a few games with your co-passengers!
    • Organize a quiz!
    • Play charades
    • Start a Mexican wave
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  6. Write
    • Write a blog or update your own about your experience in the flight or how you anticipate your travel to be!
    • Make a journal or write in your dairy. It is totally worth it!
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  7. Music Relaxing music is best. Or hardcore metal…whatever your taste!
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  8. Flirt With the steward/stewardess! *wink wink*
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  9. Pranks A little practical joke never hurt nobody!
    • Challenge others to do the accent from the country you’re flying over!
    • Give someone a coin saying “heads, I defuse the bomb. Tails, I don’t!”
    • Tell someone your life story, from DNA to the present day. EVERYTHING!
    • Randomly tell people “I wish I was on a flight right now”
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    PS. Don’t get carried away!
  10. Converse Strike a conversation with others and get to know them better! That hot guy you see? Grab this opportunity and ask him out!
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