TRAVEL TIPS: HOW TO SURVIVE LONG FLIGHTS

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Hello there, travelers. I’m Marko. I’m Alex.
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And we are the Vagabrothers.
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And in this video we are going to share some traveling tips
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on how to survive a long flight.
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These days there are direct flights half way around the world,
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which is great, but it means flights are longer than ever.
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So we’re going to share with you guys 10 tips on how
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to survive a flight, and maybe even enjoy it.
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Number 1: rest before you go.
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One of the simplest ways to improve your travel
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experience is to make sure you’re well rested before you
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take off. Even better, the night before you fly
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adjust your watch to local time at your destination
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to help your body get adjusted.
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Number 2: upgrade your seat.
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Now most of us can’t afford business class,
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but a lot of airlines offer premium economy, which
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you can upgrade to using cash or frequent flyer miles.
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But it never hurts to go to the gate agent with a smile
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& ask if there are any extra seats in the emergency row.
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Thank you. Enjoy your flight. Bye.
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Number 3: once you’re on board, get comfortable.
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Take anything out of your back pack that you might
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need, like headphones, water bottle, or a book,
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and then store your bag in the overhead compartment,
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not down below. Trust me, you’re going to want the extra leg room.
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To get extra comfy, take your shoes off
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because cabin pressure affects your circulation.
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Number 4: dress right.
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Airplanes get really cold, and a lot of them don’t
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even give you a blanket.
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They left me with no blanket!
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So you need to dress warm and wear layers.
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Jacket, scarves and wool socks are a great call,
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but leave your skinny jeans at home unless you want a
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ten hour wedgie. Ten hour wedgie?
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No thank you!
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Number 5: pack good gear.
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Little things can make a big difference.
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If you plan to sleep, eye shades, neck pillow and ear
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plugs are crucial and easy to pack.
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Noise cancelling headphones are great, as are Kindles
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and tablets. Just make sure you charge everything and
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download any videos, podcasts, or ebooks you want
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before you fly.
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Number 6: pass the time.
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Nowadays, most airlines offer free entertainment,
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be it movies, music, or TV.
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But sometimes you’ve got to pay.
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Now on a long flight that might be worth it,
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but you can always use the time for some
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distraction-free reading.
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Maybe get a little bit of work done?
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Or you could always read that weird little magazine
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they put in the seat back pocket.
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Number 7: eat and drink right.
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Long flights usually have food included.
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So choose carb-rich foods if possible. They’re high
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in insulin and will help you adjust to jet lag.
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Stay hydrated by bringing your own water bottle.
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You can get the flight attendants to fill this up
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in the galley. Avoid caffeine and alcohol, if possible,
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but if you do imbibe, you can use these kits
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to turn a well drink into a craft cocktail.
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Winning.
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Number 8: befriend the flight crew.
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Flight attendants have a tough job dealing with hundreds
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of people, and they usually just get bitched at.
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So a little bit of kindness can go a long way.
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You can chat them up when you’re waiting for the
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bathroom and remember to always say please and
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thank you because chances are they may have a spare
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meal or a glass of wine that they’ll give you
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if you are nice. And if all else fails, you can always
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bribe them with chocolate.
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Number 9: move around.
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Flying is not natural. It impedes your circulation,
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which can lead to deep vein thrombosis.
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It doesn’t sound fun.
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Avoid this by taking a lap around the airplane
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or doing some simple exercises.
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Number 10: arrive fresh.
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Wash your face, brush your teeth, maybe even change
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your shirt. Little things can go long way to helping you
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hit the ground running.
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Well those are our tips. What are yours?
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Make sure you share them in the comment box.
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share it with your friends, and subscribe
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to Vagabrothers for new travel videos every Tuesday.
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If you want more information, there’s a blog post on
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our website, Vagabrothers.com
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Otherwise, plug here for more travel tips.
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Click here to see some of our recent adventures,
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and in the meantime, stay curious,
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keep exploring, and we’ll see you guys on the road.
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Peace.

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