Article How to Prevent Yourself from Becoming Bored During a Long Flight

How to Prevent Yourself from Becoming Bored During a Long Flight - Digital Art by Matthias Zegveld

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Matthias Zegveld — the Netherlands





Tips from Matthias

We've all been there. Taking this long flight from Europe to Asia, America to Australia or another way. You're stuck in this airplane for the next 8-15 hours.

Well, here are some ideas from my experience from flying to and from Europe to the United States.

Find Many Ways to Entertain Yourself

These days the larger airplanes are equipped with a screen in front of you, filled with lots of free movies, TV shows, games and music.

This will keep you entertained for at least 6-8 hours. Beside that there's other ways to keep your mind of of the waiting time, and just have fun.

For example, you could take your favorite book with you and read a few chapters between the movies. Or just listening to your own music from your iPod, or playing games on your iPad are great ways to fill the time.

Take Little Breaks by Going to the Restroom

I always take little breaks by going to the restroom, because this allows me to just take a little walk, stretch my legs and be out of my chair.

Also, if you know someone on the airplane that isn't in the same row, go and try to have a conversation with them every now and then, this requires you to take a little walk too.

Having Conversations with Strangers or Known People

Many times you just get into a conversation with the person next to you, whether a stranger or a known person.

This is a great way to spend some time, usually time flies when you're just talking, conversing about nice things like the vacation destination your going for example.

These are all great ways to spend some time, which helps you to forget that you are actually in an airplane. And before you know it, you're about to land!

So try these techniques if you're flying out of the country today, or soon, and see how it helps you to forget the time and be amazed at how quickly you are landing at your destination!

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