How to Not Get Bored on a Plane

Often times people dread the long airplane ride. It can be boring and monotonous and sometimes even painful to your back if it is long enough. You are restrained to just a seat and can hardly move around. However, if you come prepared, an airplane ride can be completely enjoyable.

Steps

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    Know how long your airplane ride will be for. It is critical to your preparation so that you don't run out of things to do.
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    Think of things you like to do. They could include reading, watching movies, doing puzzles, sleeping, eating, listening to music, etc.
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    Bring everything you like to do. Bring books, eBooks, movie playing devices, puzzle books for Sudoku, word search, crosswords, etc., food, pillows, music playing device, anything.
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    If you enjoy listening to music or want to watch a movie make sure you bring good headphones. The sound of an airplane is loud and with bad headphones you might have trouble hearing.
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    If you often find yourself waiting for the drink cart, bringing your own food is a fantastic idea. Not to mention that you can bring good food as opposed to a tiny bag of peanuts.
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    Invest in a good travel pillow. They may not look great, but they can really make your ride much more comfortable.
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    Sit back and enjoy your ride with everything you like to do!
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    Fall asleep. Sleeping will make time fly by, and has the added benefit of helping you be rested once you've reached your destination.

Tips

  • Make sure you come prepared and your trip should be a good one!
  • Headphones are also good to not disturb the people around you.
  • carry food like toffees or boiled sweets with you as they take awhile to suck!
  • Remember chewy candy or gum. It will help keep your ears from popping. Especially for children who will complain about it later.
  • If reading makes you nauseous, then listen to an audiobook.

Warnings

  • If you bring food, remember you cannot get drinks through security. However, if you get to your gate early you can buy something to drink and bring it on the plane.

Things You'll Need

  • Whatever you want!
  • Travel pillow
  • food
  • headphones

Article Info

Categories: Boredom Busters