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  • - Hello there, travelers. I'm Marko. - I'm Alex.

  • And we are the Vagabrothers.

  • And in this video we are going to share some tips on how to survive a long flight.

  • These days there are direct flights half way around the world, which is great, but it means flights are longer than ever.

  • So we're going to share with you guys 10 tips on how to survive a flight, and maybe even enjoy it.

  • Number 1: Rest before you go.

  • One of the simplest ways to improve your travel experience is to make sure you're well rested before you take off.

  • Even better, the night before you fly adjust your watch to local time at your destination to help your body get adjusted.

  • Number 2: Upgrade your seat.

  • Now most of us can't afford business class, but a lot of airlines offer premium economy, which you can upgrade to using cash or frequent flyer miles.

  • But it never hurts to go to the gate agent with a smile and ask if there are any extra seats in the emergency row.

  • Thank you. Enjoy your flight. Bye.

  • Number 3: Once you're on board, get comfortable.

  • Take anything out of your back pack that you might need, like headphones, water bottle, or a book, and then store your bag in the overhead compartment, not down below. Trust me, you'd want the extra leg room.

  • To get extra comfy, take your shoes off because cabin pressure affects your circulation.

  • Number 4: Dress right.

  • Airplanes get really cold, and a lot of them don't give you a blanket.

  • They left me with no blanket!

  • So you need to dress warm and wear layers.

  • Jacket, scarves and wool socks are a great call, but leave your skinny jeans at home unless you want a ten hour wedgie. Ten hour wedgie?

  • No, thank you!

  • Number 5: Pack good gear.

  • Little things can make a big difference.

  • If you plan to sleep, eye shades, a neck pillow and ear plugs are crucial and easy to pack.

  • Noise cancelling headphones are great, as are Kindles and tablets.

  • Just make sure you charge everything and download any videos, podcasts, or ebooks you want.

  • Number 6: Pass the time.

  • Nowadays, most airlines offer free entertainment, be it movies, music, or TV.

  • But sometimes you've got to pay.

  • Now on a long flight that might be worth it, but you can always use the time for some distraction-free reading.

  • Maybe get a little bit of work done?

  • Or you could always read that weird little magazine.

  • Number 7: Eat and drink right.

  • Long flights usually have food included.

  • So choose carb-rich foods if possible.

  • They're high in insulin and will help you adjust to jet lag.

  • Stay hydrated by bringing your own water bottle.

  • You can get the flight attendants to fill this up in the galley.

  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol, if possible,

  • but if you do imbibe, you can use these kits to turn a well drink into a craft cocktail.

  • Winning.

  • Number 8: Befriend the flight crew.

  • Flight attendants have a tough job dealing with hundreds of people, and they usually just get bitched at.

  • So a little bit of kindness can go a long way.

  • You can chat them up when you're waiting for the bathroom and remember to always say please and thank you because chances are they may have a spare meal or a glass of wine that they'll give you if you are nice.

  • And if all else fails, you can always bribe them with chocolate.

  • Number 9: Move around.

  • Flying is not natural. It impedes your circulation, which can lead to deep vein thrombosis.

  • It doesn't sound fun.

  • Avoid this by taking a lap around the airplane or doing some simple exercises.

  • Number 10: Arrive fresh.

  • Wash your face, brush your teeth, maybe even change your shirt.

  • Little things can go long way to helping you hit the ground running.

  • Well those are our tips. What are yours?

  • Make sure you share them in the comment box.

  • If you've enjoyed the video, give it a thumbs-up, share it with your friends, and subscribe to Vagabrothers for new travel videos every Tuesday.

  • If you want more information, there's a blog post on our website, Vagabrothers.com

  • Otherwise, plug here for more travel tips.

  • Click here to see some of our recent adventures, and in the meantime, stay curious, keep exploring, and we'll see you guys on the road.

  • Peace.

- Hello there, travelers. I'm Marko. - I'm Alex.

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TRAVEL TIPS: HOW TO SURVIVE LONG FLIGHTS

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