Survival is the method of making the best of an arduous or dangerous situation, like flying commercial for extended periods of time.

For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.” – LEONARDO DA VINCI

How to Survive Long-Haul Flights Guide + Tips :


Flight survival begins before the actual flying. Arrive to check-in with at least 2.5 hours before departure. Having plenty of time to get your boarding pass, go through security, get to the gate and finally find your seat on the plane will decrease the chance of potential problems, give you time to relax and reduce unnecessary stress.


Some airlines don’t offer free food, even for long-haul flights. So it’s good to always have a bit of cash on your person to buy meals, snacks and drinks. If they accept credit cards, a high minimum purchase is often required. Accepted currency will almost always be Euros and American dollars but rarely not anything that isn’t the departing or arriving country’s money.


The clothes you wear is vital to your comfort while on a long flight. Don’t dress like your going to a fashion show or business meeting. Do dress casual with sleepability in mind. No one cares how you look on a plane. Have a long sleeve shirt / light jacket or sweater with your carry-on as it can get unusually and unpredictably cold during flights.


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