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Flight attendant reveals top tips for a long-haul flight

Flight Attendant Reveals Why You SHOULD NOT Eat Meals On A Long Haul Flight (And Why You Really Should Bring A Travel Pillow)

  • Kris Major has been a flight attendant for 24 years and shared his best flying tips
  • He gives advice on where to sit on the plane and how to feel more energetic afterwards

A flight attendant has revealed their surprising best tips for surviving a long-haul flight, including not eating meals during the flight and bringing a travel pillow.

For many, the prospect of a long-haul flight is exciting – the start of a journey to a long-awaited vacation somewhere warm and sunny.

But for others, the idea of ​​being cooped up with strangers for several hours, kids screaming, and getting disrupted sleep can be daunting.

Kris Major has been a flight attendant for 24 years. After spending many hours in the air, he shared his best advice for a peaceful flight with CNN.

The first helpful piece of advice from Kris is not to eat meals on board.

A flight attendant revealed surprising tips for surviving a long-haul flight (file image)

Instead, he recommends using the time you normally spend eating to get some rest so you’re as full of energy as possible when you reach your destination.

Brushing your teeth after you get off the plane can also help you feel refreshed after a long and sleepy flight.

Top tips for a long-haul flight

  1. Eat before boarding, but bring snacks
  2. Bring your own travel pillow, eye mask and blanket
  3. Get as much rest as possible, but don’t worry if you can’t sleep
  4. Then clean your teeth to feel refreshed
  5. Move around to get the blood flowing
  6. Feel free to remove shoes if that’s more comfortable
  7. But take them off elsewhere if you’re worried about the smell!
  8. The best seats to deal with turbulence are in the front
  9. A window seat is best for a good night’s sleep
  10. Bring your own entertainment in case the screens don’t work, as well as a portable charger
  11. Bring familiar toys and blankets to keep children calm
  12. Try leaving an airport for fresh air or booking a hotel during a layover

Kris recommends eating before boarding, but packing snacks in case you get hungry.

Most planes these days should provide you with a comfortable seat and cushion for your flight.

But it’s always better to be prepared in case you have to take a 12-hour trip without a pillow.

Kris says it’s a good idea to bring an eye mask, travel pillow, and blanket to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible on your trip.

He told CNN, “I would say take care of your own comfort and your own needs as much as possible.”

The flight expert believes that comfort on board the aircraft is paramount to customer satisfaction.

He therefore advises people not to worry if they cannot sleep, to take off their shoes if they are not comfortable and to exercise regularly to keep the blood up.

Seat selection is also important, but where to go depends on the requirements of the individual passenger.

For those who suffer from motion sickness or hate turbulence, the best seat is in the front to reduce movement.

But if getting a full eight hours of sleep is your number one priority, it may be worth thinking about booking a window seat.

And if you are tall and often find your legs getting cramped in the small seats, you can book the emergency seat to get extra legroom.

Previously, flight attendant and vlogger Jamila Hardwick also shared her best tips for flights.

Like Kris, she also recommends bringing your own blanket and pillow.

For travelers concerned about onboard hygiene, she says you can rest easy by cleaning trays with wet wipes and not ordering tea or coffee, as she claimed the pipes are rarely cleaned.