7 Fun Things To Do On An Airplane To Beat Boredom

It’s easy to pass time when you’re on a 2 hour flight. You can sleep, watch a small movie, catch up on some work or finish a book you’ve been reading.

But what to do when you’re on a long-haul flight?

The best thing you can do on your flight is to get yourself into the correct mindset for your trip whether you’re travelling for work or relax.

Who says you need Wi-Fi to beat boredom mid-flight? Here are a few interesting and creative activities to try.

1.Play Games

No Wi-Fi? No problem!

Seasoned travellers like enjoy playing games that can be accessed offline and have zero ads on your phone or tablet.

You can also do this the old fashioned way and play games like Ludo or chess if you’re travelling with someone or just test your skills with crosswords or puzzles.

2.Creative Writing

When traveling on a journey long enough to serve flight meals, the secret is to see the glass half full as opposed to half empty.

The silence and lack of distractions make long distance flights the perfect time to get creative and write.

You don’t need to be a journalist by trade to put pen to paper. Here are some content ideas to get your juices flowing:

  • Think you’ve got what it takes to write a short film or book? Then pick up a pen and make magic happen.
  • If you find it difficult to find the time to write your diary, a flight overseas should give you ample time.

3.Learn A Language

Before your trip, download a language app like Babbel and Duolingo.

Take advantage of the time you’ll have on the airplane and learn the need-to-know phrases of the country you’re visiting.

4.Pre-Load Your Content

Even if you have a Wi-Fi connection on your flight, it might not always be reliable or fast enough to stream movies, TV shows and music.

Long-distance travellers should pre-load their content of choice on their phone or tablet before boarding an airplane.

You can pre load a TV series, movies, blogs or books, but make sure you have plenty of it.

5.Keep Your Hands Busy

To keep your mind occupied for 8 hours, you can take up activities like knitting which you’re your hands busy.

If you’re not into that you can let your inner social media enthusiast come out, especially if you’re sitting on a window seat.

Take advantage of the view. Use your smartphone to capture different views of the sky. As the plane will be in motion, getting the money shot may take some time. But on an international trip, time is all you have.

Another thing you can do it organize your work on your laptop. It should keep you busy for a while.

6.It’s Good To Talk

Engaging in deep conversations with strangers can be a fascinating experience.

You can talk to the flight attendant and get some travel tips for the destination you’re going to.

You can talk to your seatmates, however When deciding to get chummy with your seat neighbour, we advise you to tread lightly. Be sure to take note of your seatmate’s tone of voice and body language as you attempt to talk since not everyone is very friendly.

7.Stretch It Out

When traveling on a long-haul flight, sitting in a small airplane seat can cause tension to build in your muscles. Plus, it can also cause your blood to clot.

 Yoga relieves stress and tense muscles which is why many flyers turn to this form of exercise on a plane. However, doing yoga on the airplane can be challenging as you don’t want to encroach on your neighbour’s space.

You can do simple Yoga Stretches that will help with your body’s blood circulation and keep you energized during the flight.

Our list of travel tips are not exhaustive and we would love to know what tried and tested tips you have to survive boredom on long-haul flights.

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