When you’re planning a trip, you’ll be focused on all of the amazing places you want to visit and the experiences that you want to have. You won’t be thinking about the flight. But if you’re going somewhere far away and you’re going on a long haul flight, you need to think about entertainment. Long haul flights can be incredibly boring and you can’t always rely on the in-flight entertainment. If you are going on a long haul flight soon, these are some of the best ways to keep yourself sane.

Stock Up On Books

So many of us have trouble finding the time to read these days. When you have a busy work schedule, you don’t feel like reading when you get home. It’s a lot easier to sit down in front of the TV, so a lot of us don’t read as much as we would like to. But if you’re on a long haul flight and you have nothing else to do, you should take the opportunity to catch up on some reading. Put together a list of the books that you have been waiting to read for a while and bring some along with you. Just remember to bring plenty if you are a fast reader, so you have enough for the flight home as well.

Play Some Games

Travel is tiring and sometimes, you don’t have the energy to read for the entire flight, so you need some easier entertainment as well, which is why you should play some games. If you bring your laptop, you can get loads of free games, like online car games, for example, to keep you entertained without having to expend too much energy. If you are traveling with others, you should bring a pack of cards with you as well. It only takes up a small amount of room in your luggage but you can play endless games with them.

Get Some Travel Guides

If you have a lot of time to kill on your flight, why not use it productively and start preparing for your trip? If you get some travel guides to take with you on your flight, you can read through and work out where you want to go and what you want to see. That means that you won’t waste any time and you can start exploring as soon as you touch down.


This isn’t really a way of entertaining yourself but if you’re on a long haul flight, it’s a good idea to try to get some sleep. When you arrive, you don’t want to be too tired to do anything, so if you can get some sleep on the plane, you’ll feel refreshed and ready to explore. Just make sure that you check the time difference and adjust your sleep accordingly so you can try to avoid jet lag as much as possible.

Long haul flights will always be a bit boring, but you can make it more bearable if you plan ahead and bring plenty of things to entertain yourself.