TRAVEL TIPS: HOW TO SURVIVE LONG FLIGHTS Transcript 0:00 Hello there, travelers. I’m Marko. I’m Alex. 0:01 And we are the Vagabrothers. 0:03 And in this video we are going to share some traveling tips 0:05 on how to survive a long flight. 0:06 0:09 These days there are direct flights half way around the world, 0:12 which is great, but it means flights are longer than ever. 0:14 So we’re going to share with you guys 10 tips on how 0:17 to survive a flight, and maybe even enjoy it. 0:20 0:22 0:24 Number 1: rest before you go. 0:26 One of the simplest ways to improve your travel 0:28 experience is to make sure you’re well rested before you 0:31 take off. Even better, the night before you fly 0:33 adjust your watch to local time at your destination 0:36 to help your body get adjusted. 0:38 0:40 Number 2: upgrade your seat. 0:42 Now most of us can’t afford business class, 0:44 but a lot of airlines offer premium economy, which 0:47 you can upgrade to using cash or frequent flyer miles. 0:50 But it never hurts to go to the gate agent with a smile 0:53 & ask if there are any extra seats in the emergency row. 0:56 Thank you. Enjoy your flight. Bye. 1:00 Number 3: once you’re on board, get comfortable. 1:02 Take anything out of your back pack that you might 1:04 need, like headphones, water bottle, or a book, 1:07 and then store your bag in the overhead compartment, 1:09 not down below. Trust me, you’re going to want the extra leg room. 1:12 1:14 To get extra comfy, take your shoes off 1:16 because cabin pressure affects your circulation. 1:18 Number 4: dress right. 1:20 Airplanes get really cold, and a lot of them don’t 1:21 even give you a blanket. 1:23 They left me with no blanket! 1:26 So you need to dress warm and wear layers. 1:29 Jacket, scarves and wool socks are a great call, 1:32 but leave your skinny jeans at home unless you want a 1:35 ten hour wedgie. Ten hour wedgie? 1:37 No thank you! 1:38 Number 5: pack good gear. 1:40 Little things can make a big difference. 1:42 If you plan to sleep, eye shades, neck pillow and ear 1:46 plugs are crucial and easy to pack. 1:48 Noise cancelling headphones are great, as are Kindles 1:50 and tablets. Just make sure you charge everything and 1:54 download any videos, podcasts, or ebooks you want 1:56 before you fly. 1:58 2:00 Number 6: pass the time. 2:01 Nowadays, most airlines offer free entertainment, 2:04 be it movies, music, or TV. 2:07 But sometimes you’ve got to pay. 2:08 Now on a long flight that might be worth it, 2:10 but you can always use the time for some 2:12 distraction-free reading. 2:14 Maybe get a little bit of work done? 2:15 Or you could always read that weird little magazine 2:17 they put in the seat back pocket. 2:19 Number 7: eat and drink right. 2:21 Long flights usually have food included. 2:24 So choose carb-rich foods if possible. They’re high 2:27 in insulin and will help you adjust to jet lag. 2:29 Stay hydrated by bringing your own water bottle. 2:31 You can get the flight attendants to fill this up 2:33 in the galley. Avoid caffeine and alcohol, if possible, 2:36 but if you do imbibe, you can use these kits 2:38 to turn a well drink into a craft cocktail. 2:40 Winning. 2:42 Number 8: befriend the flight crew. 2:44 Flight attendants have a tough job dealing with hundreds 2:46 of people, and they usually just get bitched at. 2:49 So a little bit of kindness can go a long way. 2:50 You can chat them up when you’re waiting for the 2:52 bathroom and remember to always say please and 2:54 thank you because chances are they may have a spare 2:57 meal or a glass of wine that they’ll give you 3:00 if you are nice. And if all else fails, you can always 3:02 bribe them with chocolate. 3:03 Number 9: move around. 3:05 Flying is not natural. It impedes your circulation, 3:07 which can lead to deep vein thrombosis. 3:09 It doesn’t sound fun. 3:11 Avoid this by taking a lap around the airplane 3:13 or doing some simple exercises. 3:15 Number 10: arrive fresh. 3:16 Wash your face, brush your teeth, maybe even change 3:19 your shirt. Little things can go long way to helping you 3:22 hit the ground running. 3:24 3:26 Well those are our tips. What are yours? 3:28 Make sure you share them in the comment box. 3:30 If you’ve enjoyed the video, give it a thumbs-up, 3:32 share it with your friends, and subscribe 3:33 to Vagabrothers for new travel videos every Tuesday. 3:35 If you want more information, there’s a blog post on 3:37 our website, Vagabrothers.com 3:39 Otherwise, plug here for more travel tips. 3:41 Click here to see some of our recent adventures, 3:43 and in the meantime, stay curious, 3:45 keep exploring, and we’ll see you guys on the road. 3:48 Peace.