6 Ways to Stave off Boredom During Long Flights

Activity Books

A great way to stave off the boredom during a long flight would be to ensure you have packed a number of different activity books within your hand luggage, as you are limited on the internet you can use and let’s be honest there are only so many hours that you can sit there scrolling through your phone. In order to pass the time and keep your mind occupied doing activity books such as word searches, crosswords, and sudoku puzzles are a great thing to have available when boredom sets in.  


Music is a great activity for when you are stressed or bored on a plane with nowhere to go, especially with the longer flights it is very important that you find the time to relax and try to avoid feelings of stress as there is little that can be done when you are miles and miles above the ground. Listening to music has been scientifically proven to help people relax and you can just zone out for a few hours not thinking about the boredom of your long flight. 


Another great way to occupy your time during a flight would be to become engrossed in a good book, with the busy lifestyles that seem to be very common in the modern era. I find that many people do not have the opportunity to read as much as they would like to so you should definitely remember to add that book that you’ve been putting off reading into your hand luggage. With a long haul flight, you can get bored very easily so you may feel more inclined to start reading and you never know it could be one of the best decisions you make.  

Watching Movies

For those of you that prefer to take the time to relax when you are on a flight, you may want to keep things simple and just enjoy a few movies. The important thing to remember with watching movies is that on many planes you will not be able to use the internet and if you are flying with an airline that doesn’t play movies for you, you will have to make sure you have some pre-downloaded onto your devices so that you can watch them wherever you are in good picture quality and without requiring an internet signal.  

Video Games

In any situation, video games can be a great way to stave off boredom and a long flight is no exception to this, with all of the free time you are going to have whilst you are traveling it would be a great opportunity to get invested in any new games you have had your eye on. Games like AFK arena where you have the option to play offline are a great option, and you can finally take the time to work out how to ascend heroes in AFK Arena? Much like watching movies, you will need to remember to have any games you wish to play updated and downloaded before you get on the plane as you will be left without an internet connection for some time.  


Although it is important to pack enough items and activities to keep your mind occupied you should also take into consideration how hectic the first few hours after landing can be. With this in mind, one of the best things that you can do is sleep and relax to make sure you are well-rested enough to have a great time on your vacation and that you are not cranky or tired when you are supposed to be enjoying yourself.  


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